Getting X on an Ultra 10
will at csociety.org
Mon Oct 27 08:37:54 PST 2003
On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 11:22:20AM -0500, Brian Johnson wrote:
> My name is Brian Johnson and I'm new to both FreeBSD and this list. I
> hope I'm in the right place.
> Before I begin, I'd like to say I've tried my best to find the answer on
> my own, with no luck. If I'm asking something already answered, my
The mailing list archives for sparc64@ have the answer. In fact
this very question was asked a few days ago.
> The hardware I'm trying this on is a stock Ultra 10. I downloaded the
> miniinstall disk for FreeBSD 5.1 and tried to install. Once I figured out
> how to navigate the menus, I selected a "Standard" install. On the next
> page, I selected all of the distributions (choices 2-9, IIRC). On the
> next screen I told it to do an FTP install. It does its thing for a
> while. Then, I begin seeing error messages. I believe the exact message
> was "Package XFree86-FontServer not found in INDEX". There were two or
> three more XFree86 messages like that one. Then I got another one that
> said "Package wrapper not found in INDEX". I clicked OK and let the
> install continue.
Yes.. the issue is that syscons isn't supported and without it
XFree86 will not work properly. Even in 5.1-CURRENT this hasn't
been resolved. Also I believe there are some bugs with the
creator video driver.
Jake has some patches that he said he was going to commit to
-current soon, so maybe 5.2 will support your U10.
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