Subject: Re: Sun Ultra 5 UltraSPARC systems for $1,995
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List: port-sparc
Date: 10/06/1999 13:41:15
> No numbers, but it runs solaris okay.  Will only take a maximum of 512M of
> memory.  256 color display (probably a limitation of the solaris frame
> buffer device driver for the mach64 chipset display).

On a low-cost box like this, it is more likely to be a limitation on
the amount of frame-buffer RAM provided.

NOTE that according to the Sun Web pages, the Ultra 5s support 24bit
depth at 1152x900; and drop to 8bit at 1280x1024.  (No 16bit is probably
a driver restriction.  But traditionally, few X11 apps have supported
16bit anyway.)