> on the monitor connected to the sun i see
> keyboard not present,using ttya for input and output
Since you have a framebuffer and monitor, why not connect a keyboard and
mouse? They are available quite inexpensively.
With a keyboard connected you can use Stop-N to reset the NVRAM to factory
Quote:> and then nothing happens more ,i get nothing on the hyperterminal
> i have connected serial portA on my sun to COM2 on my win98 laptop
> by a db25-m to db9-f cable,terminal setting is 9600 8N1,i connect
> the terminal before switching the sun on......
9600 8N1 is the default setting for the serial ports. It may have been
changed by a previous owner/user.
Do you have a null modem adapter on that serial line? I bought mine at
Radio Shack for $7.02 including tax. Perhaps there are no Radio Shack
stores in Berlin, but surely you have some such store. The Radio Shack
part number seems to be 26-264 and is advertised at $6.59 USD.
Quote:> i am quite new to solaris but i feel its very slow on a machine with
> 2*ULTRA SPARC 64 and 2G ram....so i just wanted to make a comparison...
> what do you say?
FreeBSD was developed primarily for the x86 and Alpha platforms with the
strongest emphasis on x86. I have no idea of their justification to waste
their effort on the UltraSPARC when Solaris is available for the platform.
I have tried using OpenBSD and NetBSD on this old and slow Ultra 1/170E.
Neither has the performance of Solaris. I have used Solaris 8 on Ultra
5/330MHz machines and its performance is entirely acceptable for
The real advantage of the 64 bit processor and bus is in dealing with huge
objects such as databases. Yet even an Athlon at 1.2GHz will compile
emacs faster than an 8-way Sun machine running at 450MHz.