Originally posted by kilowatt
RacerX, you seam to know a bit about Solaris, so, even though this is off the topic, perhaps you will know how to do this:
I've got a SPARCstation 10 with solaris 2.5.6. Do you know how to configure the frame buffer settings (resolution, specifically)? I purchased this thing used and I don't have documentation (and I can't find any documentation about solaris' window server's settings on the internet).
Thanks, and sorry about the off-topic-ness.
You're either running 2.5, 2.5.1, or 2.6. Sun didn't release Solaris 2.5.6.
There are a few good sun resources you should be aware of. First is the sun-managers list. The archives for this list will answer 95% of any questions you might have. Second is docs.sun.com, which has almost all of Sun's documentation online, including man pages, hardware reference documents, etc. docs.sun.com is free.
For your issue, here's some info:
There's a shell script at:
which should give you some good info on your framebuffer type and current settings.
If you're using an FFB framebuffer, check out the ffbconfig command, a la:
/usr/sbin/ffbconfig -res \?
/usr/sbin/ffbconfig -res 1152x900x76
/usr/openwin/bin/xdpyinfo |grep dimension
should give you more information.
The usual way of setting your resolution (ie not using the ffbconfig or similar utility) is via the PROM. You can do this from within solaris by doing:
# eeprom output-device=screen:r1280x1024x76
or whatever as root, then reboot.
Or at the PROM, do:
ok setenv output-device screen:r1280x1024x76
To find what resolutions are supported by your video card, you'll have to find the docs for your framebuffer, using fbinfo, ffbconfig, or xdpyinfo.
Best of luck,