[SunRescue] fb behavior on SS20

Lyndon Griffin lgriffin at bsd4us.org
Mon Dec 20 11:19:08 CST 1999

Maybe wrong here, but even if you didn't buy the SX option on the SS20, it
still came with the framebuffer onboard - you will just be lacking the VSIMM
for it.  This is rectified by a)  getting a GX or other SBUS FB  or b)  buying
the VSIMM and installing it?  This is the same topic that I was just asking
about, so I'm putting together what I see with what I know and what I learned
here the other day - I reserve the right, at all times, to be incorrect ;)

<:)  Lyndon

On Mon, 20 Dec 1999, you wrote:
> ward at zilla.nu wrote:
> > 
> > I'm getting some strange fb behavior on an SS20 I recently picked up.  I hooked
> > up a kb (type6) and monitor to it, but the monitor never showed a sync.  I then
> > connected a serial console, which now shows all output, but the kb is still used
> > for input!  This even occurs in openboot.
> This is normal, unplug the keyboard, and you should have all I/O be
> re-directed to the serial port.
> > 
> > Ideas?  Help?  I don't know how to tell the size of the nvram dimm, but it looks
> > a lot like the other DIMMS in it, and there's nothing in the little side-slots
> > to the side of the main dimm sockets.
> My understanding was that the FB-VSIMM for the SS20 took up one ram
> slot, AND the little "extra" at the end of that slot.  Maybe you don't
> have a FB?
> 	Greg
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