SparcStation Voyager framebuffer problem
IanK at vulcan.com
Thu Oct 21 11:32:20 CDT 2010
I posted not too long ago looking for a framebuffer driver that seemed to be missing from the Solaris distributions I have for my Voyager. Well, I finally opened up the machine and found something quite unexpected.
I had assumed (as had others, according to statements) that the color and monochrome components (screen and framebuffer) would be physically incompatible, so it would be impossible to mix and match. *Wrong!* In fact, I found I have a color framebuffer, which was talking to the monochrome screen. What's really strange is that OpenBoot seems to have created a new name - bwthree - to describe the framebuffer!
I don't suppose anyone has a monochrome framebuffer with which you might be willing to part company? Or perhaps a color screen? -- Ian
UNIX is user friendly. It's just selective about who its friends are.
Ian S. King, Sr. Vintage Systems Engineer
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