newbie questions

Chris Orr chris at
Wed Jan 14 18:49:34 PST 2004


afb0 is the Elite 3d frame buffer.

I just checked the sparc64 5.2 release hardware notes on, and it appears that there is no official audio
support yet for the sparc64.


On Thu, 15 Jan 2004 bung-foo at wrote:

> Hi, I am the proud new owner of a used Ultra 80.  It is currently running solaris 9 but I want to put freebsd on it because I am more familiar with freebsd.  Before I do however, I need to figure out a few things.
> 1.  How do I tell what video card is installed in the system?  Solaris says afb0 whic isn't very helpful.  I opened the case and looked but the card has no labels other then serial numbers.  It is in a pci slot.
> 2.  Does the onboard audio work in bsd?  Is there any voodoo that needs to be done to make it work?
> This machine is my desktop machine.  I use it for writing and printing, surfing the net, IM and email.  What is the status of the ports collection on sparc?
> Thanks for your time folks!
> Abe
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