SUNWmotif 1.2.3 on x86 for Solaris 2.1 instead of 2.4 beta

SUNWmotif 1.2.3 on x86 for Solaris 2.1 instead of 2.4 beta

Post by Yao » Thu, 14 Apr 1994 18:45:10



I loaded the SUNWmotif 1.2.3 on x86 running Solaris 2.1 instead of
2.4 early access, however, the motif window manager won't coming up.

To screen out which step I did wrong, I reload SUNWmotif 1.2.2 back,
and it works fine.

"mwm" of SUNWmotif 1.2.3 complain about "XtStrings" not found. I will
dig the anserbook tomorrow. But, any body out there tried this yet ?
Do you meet the same thing ?

Thanks

Yao

 
 
 

SUNWmotif 1.2.3 on x86 for Solaris 2.1 instead of 2.4 beta

Post by Casper H.S. D » Thu, 14 Apr 1994 23:21:47



>I loaded the SUNWmotif 1.2.3 on x86 running Solaris 2.1 instead of
>2.4 early access, however, the motif window manager won't coming up.
>"mwm" of SUNWmotif 1.2.3 complain about "XtStrings" not found. I will
>dig the anserbook tomorrow. But, any body out there tried this yet ?
>Do you meet the same thing ?

Solaris 2.1 ships with a X11R4 based X library.
Solaris 2.2 and later ship with a X11R5 based X lib.
SUNWmotif 1.2.3 may need that newer version of X.

Casper

 
 
 

1. Solaris x86 2.1 install succeeds but 2.4 fails

Solaris 2.1 installs fine on this hardware. But when using exactly the same
BIOS, chipset, and jumper settings, Solaris 2.4 installation fails.

Hardware Characteristics:
-------------------------
SOYO SY-025J2 VLB motherboard, with SIS chipset (85C407 and 85C471).
AWARD BIOS
INTEL 486DX2/66
1 72-pin SIMM of 16MB
ADAPTEC 1542B (port 330h, DMA channel 6, DMA speed 5MB/s, interrupt 11,
               BIOS enabled, synchronous negotiation disabled,
               SCSI terminators removed)
DISK : seagate ST31200N (1GB, scsi address 0, terminator enabled)
CDROM : external SUN drive model 411 (scsi address 6, external terminator)

I tried with various settings (L2 cache OFF/WRITE TROUGH/WRITE BACK, extra wait
states for L2 cache and for main memory, CPU clock 33MHZ/8MHZ).
All BIOS shadowing and green features are set OFF.
Memory and system board are successfully tested with 'checkit', and
the 1542 BIOS DMA-test reports no errors.

I get the following symptoms when installing Solaris 2.4:

After the SunOs Copyright message, the Solaris 2.4 installation gives a

  'WARNING: clock gained ...' message.

About 14 seconds later, messages appear on the screen.
The ones that aren't immediately scrolled off are:


      transport completed with incomplete

      SCSI transport failed: reason 'incomplete': retrying command
.. previous 4 lines repeated 3 times

      SCSI transport failed: reason 'incomplete': giving up

The CDROM light goes off, but the '\' character keeps tumbling in
the lower left corner of the screen.

Any hints to resolve this would be appreciated.

Thanks,


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