b> I am having a problem with the install of a SPARC 5. It seems
b> when we launch our COE, all the menu items are blacked out. Still
b> functional - meaning we can select options that we know are there,
b> we just can't see anything.
b> Solaris 2.3
^^^ Do you have the TCX packages from 2.3 Edition II? If not, then X
will have a tough time with the FB.
Solaris 2.3 is equiv. to a "-9 cursed wand of wishing" (very bad, very
buggy). Dip Solaris 2.4 (or better yet, 2.5.1) on the system and the
curse will be removed, unless your application requires it.
b> NOTE: Noticed on boot up, instead of the SOLARIS icon that
b> displays to the left a different icon is displayed that says
b> "S24 24 bit color"
This is a TCX rev. 0 frame buffer. It is directly coupled to the
memory bus of the CPU.
b> Question: Is there a way to change the mode on the Video Card that
b> comes with this system. The video is integrated onto the
b> motherboard, so I'm told. Any ideas. Very important.
You can remove the frame buffer (it is in the special AFX slot) and
replace it with a CG6-family card (TGX, GX+, etc).
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