Subject: Re: Sun Ultra 5 UltraSPARC systems for $1,995
To: None <>
From: Brad Spencer <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 10/06/1999 19:08:30
   On Wed, 6 Oct 1999 wrote:

   # > 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.)

   How does one change the resolution to handle 1152x900?  I'd gladly take
   a slightly smaller screen in favour of the increased depth!

   # -Pat

   NetBSD: If you look through Windows

m64config or GFXconfig.  The program should be in /usr/sbin or some such.
There should be a man page for it.  Make sure your monitor can deal with
the scan rate.

Brad Spencer -
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