Subject: Re: Sun Ultra 5 UltraSPARC systems for $1,995
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brad Spencer <email@example.com>
Date: 10/06/1999 19:08:30
On Wed, 6 Oct 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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 - email@example.com http://anduin.eldar.org
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