Sparcstation LX troubleshooting
THX1138 at dakotacom.net
Mon Aug 7 18:07:28 CDT 2006
Golan Klinger wrote:
> Don wrote:
>> And, you can squeeze 96M into the LX (haven't tried that trick
>> with the Classic -- yet)
> While the advertised maximum amount of RAM is 96MB (6 x 16MB modules)
> you can in fact install 128MB of RAM into a Sparc LX. Two of the six
Then I misspoke :< I must have 128M in it because the oversized
SIMMs in the first two slots is what I have done. I just don't
know if that works in the Classic as well...
> slots will recognize 32MB modules (2 x 32MB + 4 x 16MB = 128MB) which
> is double the capacity of the IPC and IPX although, as noted by
> others, the IPC and IPX support the 64MB SBUS card originally intended
> for the Sparc 1, 1+ and 2.
> I can also confirm that the Classic has an on-board CG3 and the LX has
> an on-board CG6. The former is almost unusable and the latter is
> relatively decent, albeit only at 8 bits per pixel.
> I've got the world's most 'pimped out' (I think that's the phrase the
> teenagers are using) LX system gathering dust in my basement. I just
> don't have the heart to junk it and I can't find anyone that would put
> it to good use. (If that sounds like you, email me. I'm in Toronto
> BTW.) I've also got a RasterFlex/HR (24 bit accelerated SBUS
> framebuffer) with 8MB of on-board RAM if anyone is interested.
> Manufacturer supported drivers up to Solaris 2.51 (if memory serves)
> although I think it works with 2.6 and perhaps beyond. It has been a
> long time since I've used it. I do remember that it's fast as heck
> compared to Sun's anemic framebuffers.
> Ah, the memories...
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