Subject: Re: Ultra 5 X11
To: Skip Carter <email@example.com>
From: Michael <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/09/2005 18:36:58
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> The recent thread about using an Ultra 5 for production
> use inspired me to revive my Ultra 5. I put a stock
> sparc64 NetBSD 2.0 installation on it. The installation
> went smoothly, but I cannot get X to work. 'startx'
> complains with 'Fatal Server error: no screens found'.
If you dig the list archive you'll find a couple of posts I made a
while ago regarding XFree86 on my Ultra 10 - all you need is a slightly
patched -current kernel, a usable XF86Config and stock XFree86. If you
want I'll make a kernel for you - do you have any additional hardware?
If not you can use the same one I'm using ( U10+SymBIOS 53C875+OHCI ) -
this will give you an accelerated wscons console and complete,
accelerated X11 (but no hardware-accelerated OpenGL, at least as long
as we don't have DRI) on the onboard graphics chip. The only remaining
problem is that the keyboard driver misses the first event.
Support for FFB cards is on the way but I have no idea about its
But beware - there are a few nasty problems in the native threads code
which occasionally crash the kernel, with X11 running you'd only see it
freeze. Big, threaded apps like Mozilla are pretty likely to trigger it
sooner or later. Light-weight stuff is pretty stable though.
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