Using Creator 3D on an Ultra 1E?
bel at orel.ru
Wed Oct 27 06:04:38 PDT 2004
Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> I have always wanted to get myself a 64 bit machine to run FreeBSD on,
> but haven't been able to justify the expense of a new machine. Recently,
> I was given a Sun Ultra 1E Creator 3D. I already runs FreeBSD (installed
> via serial console):
> user at ultra1$ uname -a
> FreeBSD ultra1.kg4.no 5.3-BETA7 FreeBSD 5.3-BETA7 #0: Sun Oct 3
> 11:24:02 UTC 2004
> root at bobbi.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC sparc64
> The machine isn't very fast, but it works.
> And today, I have gotten a "Sun framebuffer to VGA monitor" adapter, so
> now I want to test the Creator 3D, to see if it will work. I discovered
> that there is no output from the framebuffer as default (hey, I just
> *had* to try), so I guess I'll have to do some work to get this set up.
> Perhaps make a new kernel?
> I have serached on Google, but ther doesn't seem to be much
> documentation about FreeBSD (or XFree for that matter) on a Creator 3D.
> Could somebody point me in the direction of some documentation that
> explains what I need to do?
> Any advice appreciated.
For X rebuild kernel with following options:
device creator # Creator, Creator3D and Elite3D graphics cards
device splash # Splash screen and screen saver support
options KBD_INSTALL_CDEV # install a CDEV entry in /dev
device uart # Multi-uart driver
device puc # Multi-channel uarts
For mouse daemon try this options: "-p /dev/uart1 -t mousesystems".
Useful information about OpenBoot commands:
See two NVRAM parameters: output-device and input-device.
With best regards,
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