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Christian Arlt <de> writes in comp.unix.solaris: |we have an Solaris 8.0 OE with an Expert3D graphic card. The standard |colorresolution is 8bit. We would like to change it to 24 bit. I already |found out that the command to change should be something like: | |fbconfig -depth 24 | |but this option is not accepted. | |Can anyone help me to configure the Xserver correct? mkdir -p /etc/dt/config cp /usr/dt/config/Xservers /etc/dt/config/Xservers vi /etc/dt/config/Xservers <add "-dev /dev/fb0 defdepth 24" to the Xsun command line at the end> -- __________________________________________________ ______________________ Alan Coopersmith calberkeley.org http://www.CSUA.Berkeley.EDU/~alanc/ aka: COM Working for, but definitely not ...

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    Default Re: color resolution Solaris 8

    Christian Arlt <de> writes in comp.unix.solaris:
    |we have an Solaris 8.0 OE with an Expert3D graphic card. The standard
    |colorresolution is 8bit. We would like to change it to 24 bit. I already
    |found out that the command to change should be something like:
    |
    |fbconfig -depth 24
    |
    |but this option is not accepted.
    |
    |Can anyone help me to configure the Xserver correct?

    mkdir -p /etc/dt/config
    cp /usr/dt/config/Xservers /etc/dt/config/Xservers
    vi /etc/dt/config/Xservers

    <add "-dev /dev/fb0 defdepth 24" to the Xsun command line at the end>

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    __________________________________________________ ______________________
    Alan Coopersmith calberkeley.org
    http://www.CSUA.Berkeley.EDU/~alanc/ aka: COM
    Working for, but definitely not speaking for, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Alan Guest

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    Christian Arlt wrote: 

    try to use m64config perhaps..


    --
    Stephane Despret

    Stephane Guest

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    On Mon, 29 Sep 2003 16:19:46 +0200, Christian Arlt wrote:
     

    # mkdir -p /etc/dt/config
    # cp /usr/dt/config/Xservers /etc/dt/config
    # vi /etc/dt/config/Xservers and make this the last line:

    :0 Local local_uidconsole root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0 -nobanner -dev /dev/fbs/ffb0 defdepth 24

    Dave Guest

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    Default color resolution Solaris 8

    Hello Mailinglist,

    we have an Solaris 8.0 OE with an Expert3D graphic card. The standard
    colorresolution is 8bit. We would like to change it to 24 bit. I already
    found out that the command to change should be something like:

    fbconfig -depth 24

    but this option is not accepted.

    Can anyone help me to configure the Xserver correct?


    Thanks

    Christian

    Christian Guest

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    Stephane Despret wrote: 
    >
    > try to use m64config perhaps..
    >
    >[/ref]

    I'm not entirely confident that m64config would be a good idea, with
    this being an Expert3D card and not an M64 based card......


    Ade

    Ade Guest

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    I tried these settings on my Sun Blade 2000 which has the XVR-1000
    Graphics Accelerator card and the machine would not book into X windows,
    any other ideas on how to get a better resolution ?

    Phil

    Dave Uhring wrote:
     
    >
    ># mkdir -p /etc/dt/config
    ># cp /usr/dt/config/Xservers /etc/dt/config
    ># vi /etc/dt/config/Xservers and make this the last line:
    >
    > :0 Local local_uidconsole root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0 -nobanner -dev /dev/fbs/ffb0 defdepth 24
    >
    >
    >[/ref]


    Phil Guest

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    On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 10:05:56 +0100, Phil Hoggins wrote:

    Phil, PLEASE put your responses -below- the quoted text!! And quit using
    HTML!
     
     [/ref]
     

    Your XVR-1000 is not an ffb device. You need to modify that part of the
    command to reflect the actual device which you have.

    On this system:

    [tmp]# ls -l /dev/fb*
    /dev/fbs:
    total 0
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 32 Jul 12 18:01 ffb0 -> ../../devices/SUNW,ffb1e,0:ffb0

    You asked about "resolution" but did you mean "color depth"? The above
    provides for a 24 bit color depth but does not change the resolution at
    all.

    Dave Guest

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    Dave Uhring wrote:
     
    >
    >
    > [/ref]
    >
    >

    >
    >Your XVR-1000 is not an ffb device. You need to modify that part of the
    >command to reflect the actual device which you have.
    >
    >On this system:
    >
    >[tmp]# ls -l /dev/fb*
    >/dev/fbs:
    >total 0
    >lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 32 Jul 12 18:01 ffb0 -> ../../devices/SUNW,ffb1e,0:ffb0
    >
    >You asked about "resolution" but did you mean "color depth"? The above
    >provides for a 24 bit color depth but does not change the resolution at
    >all.
    >
    >
    >[/ref]
    Dave,

    Appologies, etiquette lost me for a moment, but manners not. Thank
    you for your advice on settings. I changed them following your
    information and all is well, indeed it was colour depth I was refering
    to not resolution.

    Phil

    Phil Guest

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    On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 11:24:05 +0100, Phil Hoggins <co.uk>
    wrote:
     

    For configuring your XVR-1000 card, you might also care to look at the Sun
    XVR-1000 Graphics Accelerator Installation and User's Guide.

    http://docs.sun.com/db/doc/816-1330-11

    and Chapter 4 in particular.

    --
    Roger Williams, Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand
    R.Williams
    gns.cri.nz : DEC 3000/300 AXP - OpenVMS v6.2
    Roger Guest

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    "Stephane Despret" <bsf.alcatel.fr> schrieb im
    Newsbeitrag news:bl9bid$j53$sxb.bsf.alcatel.fr... 
    >
    > try to use m64config perhaps..[/ref]

    Sun does this in a weird way. First off, you need to determine which
    architecture Expert3D card is. That is to say, what does Sun call it
    internally. This can be found by digging through http://docs.sun.com.

    At any rate, what I mean by Sun doing it the weird way, is that for some
    framebuffers you'd use `afbconfig`, for some `m64config` and yet for some
    `fbconfig`... The key piece of information here is, which command you use to
    change the parameters depends on the framebuffer family -- the framebuffer
    architecture. These commands update the Xserver settings automatically for
    you, there should be no need to edit those files manually. In fact, the man
    pages on these commands say you shouldn't, as the format is likely to
    change.


    UNIX Guest

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    "UNIX admin" <com> writes in comp.unix.solaris:
    |At any rate, what I mean by Sun doing it the weird way, is that for some
    |framebuffers you'd use `afbconfig`, for some `m64config` and yet for some
    |`fbconfig`

    On Solaris 8 and later, fbconfig works for all cards (it detects the
    type and calls the correct program for you). On previous releases,
    ls /dev/fb* will show you the device driver name for the boards you
    have installed, so you can determine which program to use.

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    __________________________________________________ ______________________
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    http://www.CSUA.Berkeley.EDU/~alanc/ aka: COM
    Working for, but definitely not speaking for, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Alan Guest

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    In article <blnvkk$2l3v$berkeley.edu>,
    Alan Coopersmith <calberkeley.org> writes: 

    s/all/all newer [than ?]/

    i.e., last I checked, it doesn't call cg14config. :-)

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    mailto:smart.net http://www.smart.net/~rlhamil
    Richard Guest

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    smart.net (Richard L. Hamilton) writes in comp.unix.solaris:
    |In article <blnvkk$2l3v$berkeley.edu>,
    | Alan Coopersmith <calberkeley.org> writes:
    |> "UNIX admin" <com> writes in comp.unix.solaris:
    |>|At any rate, what I mean by Sun doing it the weird way, is that for some
    |>|framebuffers you'd use `afbconfig`, for some `m64config` and yet for some
    |>|`fbconfig`
    |>
    |> On Solaris 8 and later, fbconfig works for all cards (it detects the
    |> type and calls the correct program for you). On previous releases,
    |> ls /dev/fb* will show you the device driver name for the boards you
    |> have installed, so you can determine which program to use.
    |>
    |
    |s/all/all newer [than ?]/
    |
    |i.e., last I checked, it doesn't call cg14config. :-)

    Is there a cg14config? Make it all cards since the Creator/ffb, or all
    UPA & PCI cards - pretty much everything Sun has sold for an UltraSPARC
    based machine except the cg6.

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    __________________________________________________ ______________________
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    http://www.CSUA.Berkeley.EDU/~alanc/ aka: COM
    Working for, but definitely not speaking for, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Alan Guest

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