Subject: Re: Graphics card
To: David Pettersson <>
From: Jon Lindgren <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 09/12/2000 14:07:11
On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, David Pettersson wrote:


> Anyway, what I really was wondering, and what might be off-topic, is whether
> or not it is possible to upgrade the graphics hardware in the SS4 by
> inserting some sort fancier card. Anyone know whether this is possible, and
> perhaps how it is done?

What kind of card is it currently using?  If you don't know for sure, your
boot messages should give you an idea (or dmesg will print them for
you).  You'll have an entry for a "cg3" or "cg6" or such (or maybe a
"bwtwo" - tho I may be remembering SunOS...).

FYI - there aren't lots of options regarding this.  If you're looking for
heavily accelerated, 3D, 8 million bpp type of card, there are none that
work with NetBSD AFAIK.  There may be some that can actually do such
things, but they're usually proprietary.

Hope this helps,

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