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Driver update disk for SUN v40z


(Last modified: 21SEP2004)

solutions Driver update disk for SUN v40z SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1290a905919b621ba9e9519b35c0a2b7)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64

Release: 20040921
Obsoletes: none


This driver update disk adds support for SUN v40z.



Problem description

ps crashes/segfaults due to changes in /proc output.
(ps and yast2-installation need to be updated.)


Please install the driver update disk provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

In order to install this driver you need to perform the following steps:
  1. First, download the disk image (for the URL please see below) and check its GnuPG signature using the following command: gpg --verify v40z_sles8_sp3_update.bz2.asc The output of this command should be: gpg: Signature made Tue Mar 5 16:01:54 2002 CET using DSA key ID 9C800ACA gpg: Good signature from "SuSE Package Signing Key <>" [..] gpg: Fingerprint: 79C1 79B2 E1C8 20C1 890F 9994 A84E DAE8 9C800ACA Note: You need a working Linux system with GnuPG installed. For other systems please refer to on how to install and use GnuPG. You will also need the public SuSE Package Signing Key (, ID 9C800ACA), available at The fingerprint of this key is 79C1 79B2 E1C8 20C1 890F 9994 A84E DAE8 9C80 0ACA. The public SuSE Build Key is also included in the public key ring of user root on a SuSE Linux System since version 7.1 and on the first CD or DVD. If the output is ok, you can decrypt the file: gpg -o /tmp/v40z_sles8_sp3_update.bz2 -d v40z_sles8_sp3_update.bz2.asc Afterwards uncompress the file: bunzip2 -c -d /tmp/v40z_sles8_sp3_update.bz2 > /tmp/v40z_sles8_sp3_update.floppy This creates the file /tmp/v40z_sles8_sp3_update.floppy. Copy the file v40z_sles8_sp3_update.floppy to a floppy disk: dd if=v40z_sles8_sp3_update.floppy of=/dev/fd0 bs=8k
  2. For installation follow the appropriate step depending on your boot media:
    • If you boot the system from CD, you only have to insert the driver disk; the installer will pick up the updated driver automatically.
    • If you boot from a floppy disk, press <ALT> when the boot screen is shown. The installer will prompt you for the driver disk later on.

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