Started by brams, October 10, 2006, 04:58:41 pm
Quote from: "crimsonRE"<The SS20 is the one with the built in frame buffer, so all you have to do is insert a VSIMM in the slot to enable it and get 24bit graphics, correct? >No, actually the entire framebuffer is on the VSIMM.
Quote from: "crimsonRE"Now I've never tried having both the SX graphics active as well as an SBus graphics card, but I suspect both can actually work, at the same time - under Solaris, anyway.
Quote from: "gborgns"crimsonRE,How much system memory did you have installed in your SS5 with the S24 board?I am running the full 256MB and I think there maybe a memory overlap error occuring (i.e. system memory clobbering video memory).Again, if I set it to 8 bit res. with the configure.app, all is fine. 24-bits no go. Could be the card I guess.
Quote from: "nextchef"I picked up a couple of sun systems from an auction (I wanted the monitor, but had to take the whole lot to get it) and one is an IPX Cycle5. From what I can find on the web, this is basically an IPX with an upgraded motherboard that makes it like a SS5. It contains a 110mhz MicroSparcII processor, floppy, and 128M of ram. Since the 110Mhz SS5's can run NS/OS, would this one as well? Anyone tried it before, or know of anyone that has?Chef
Quote from: "da9000"Nextchef, how do you tell it's a "Cycle5" ?
Quote from: "crimsonRE"Correct - only one processor is used. You can have 2 in the machine though - NextStep just ignores it...crimsonRE
Quote from: "nextchef"Are you referring to cpu processors or graphics processors? My question concerned support for multiple video cards under NS/OS for sparc.
Quote from: "pergamon"Quote from: "nextchef"Are you referring to cpu processors or graphics processors? My question concerned support for multiple video cards under NS/OS for sparc.I'm 99% sure I had a Sparc 5 or 10 working with multiple displays in NS3.3 a few years ago. I can't help with how anymore, but I can mostly confirm that it should be possible as long as the FBs are all supported by NS. I don't recall it being a difficult thing, at least with my particular setup.
Quote from: "blackcube"The best bet is a SS5 110mhz. The 70mhz versions are supported but slow and the cpu in the 170 is not
Quote from: "atar"Quote from: "blackcube"The best bet is a SS5 110mhz. The 70mhz versions are supported but slow and the cpu in the 170 is notIs it not supported with the message "not supported cpu" or is it not in the list of the officially supported hardware, so the installation is possible, but the system is unstable after the installation?