Minor sparc64 install-time questions

Garance A Drosihn drosih at rpi.edu
Tue Jan 6 10:34:17 PST 2004

At 11:32 PM -0800 1/5/04, John-Mark Gurney wrote:
>Garance A Drosihn wrote on Mon, Jan 05, 2004:
>  > Right after booting up, the user is asked to pick a terminal
>>  type, from:
>>      1 - standard ansi terminal
>>      2 - vt100 or compatible
>>      3 - freebsd system console (color)
>>      4 - freebsd system console (mono)
>>      5 - xterm terminal emulator
>  > None of those worked particularly great for me, although
>  > all of them seemed to work "to some degree".  I finally
>  > decided on choice #2, as that seemed to work the best in
>  > the disklabel step.  How does one know which to pick?
>You need to know what type of terminal you are using.  If
>you are using Windows Terminal, then 1 is probably best..
>xterm + tip on another box, then 5...  console + tip on a
>FreeBSD box, then 3 or 4..

I am sitting at the ultra-sparc, with a sun keyboard and a
monitor attached to the video card.  Just me, the Ultra-10
and the installation CD.  So, I guess that would be called
the "openfirmware console", or something.

I'm not much of a sun-hardware expert, so I'm not sure what
to be looking for in dmesg.  The only video-ish line that I
see in dmesg is:

pci1: <display, VGA> at device 2.0 (no driver attached)

(reminder: I did get through the install fine, I'm just
curious what the best answer is for the terminal-type)

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at rpi.edu

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