Started by brams, October 10, 2006, 04:58:41 pm
Quote from: "brams"So the best bet then is still an SS20?Shame it looked quite a cool little machine, are any of the "lunch box" SPARCS OK with OS or NS?
Quote from: "blackcube"Quote from: "brams"So the best bet then is still an SS20?Shame it looked quite a cool little machine, are any of the "lunch box" SPARCS OK with OS or NS?The best bet is a SS5 110mhz. The 70mhz versions are supported but slow and the cpu in the 170 is not so the 110 installs without a hitch and really flies compared to even a turbo slab.
Quote from: "gborgns"Nexchef,Were you able to get 24-bit graphics running properly? If so, what were your settings?I tried 24-bit and got mouse trails and artifacts. I had to drop the resolution down to 8 bits to get it to work on my SS5.
Quote from: "crimsonRE"Hmmm, I've never had any problems at all running an S24 board in my SS5 (110MHz). No artifacts, no trails. AFAIK, there really should be no tweaking of settings required (re: the Display Devices section of /NextAdmin/Configure.app)An SS20 running a 75 or 85MHz SuperSPARC-II MBus module is definitely faster than a 110MHz SS5 - the SS5 CPU has no L-II cache, while these MBus modules have a full meg.Unfortunately, it may be kinda tough to find the boards/module for 24-bit color on these machines (CG14 VSIMM for SS20, S24 AFX board for SS5). I've been in the UNIX workstation game long enough that I was able to find a couple of each quite a while back, which makes NS 3.3 even more fun to use...Cheers!
Quote from: "crimsonRE"Yup, no NS or OS on SPARC with Ross CPUs.Just as you will be trying, I run dual 85MHz SS-II's in the SS20 that has NS 3.3 on an external drive and Sol 2.8 internally- quite nice.