Getting Sun Sparcstation 10 to recognize its graphics card

systems_glitch systems.glitch at
Tue Jan 9 18:01:45 CST 2018


Are you sure the SGI monitor will work with the Sun graphics adapter? Just
because the plug fits doesn't mean the monitors are compatible, when it
comes to 13W3. It may be just transferring control to the video console and
*appear* to be locking up, and you're not getting anything out of the
display as a result.

Do you get diagnostic LED patterns on the keyboard LEDs?


On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 4:18 PM, william degnan via cctech <
cctech at> wrote:

> Working from this page to configure my sparcstation 10 after NVRAM
> replacement:
> ...but curious is there an installation manual or whatever specific to the
> video card in my system, a TurboXGX with STP3010GPA chip
> I have Solaris 4 installed.  I am guessing around trying different things.
> With help I have the OS installed but so far I can't get the system to
> recognize the video card and Sun keyboard.  With these installed it freezes
> the, I am using a serial terminal to interact with the system.
> The video display I have is an SGI GDM-20D11
> Eventually I'll poke through to the solution, this is my first Sun box, up
> to this point they were "too new" but I'd like to learn how to perform a
> system install.
> If I find the answers I am looking for I'll post here.
> Bill

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