[SunRescue] Changing screen resolution in solaris 8?

User Bobkeys BSD Bob the old greybeard BSD freak rescue at sunhelp.org
Mon Apr 23 14:51:00 CDT 2001

> Connect the 1962 to the SS5 and *then* power on the SS5.
> It will detect the older monitor and set the refresh to 66hz.
> When you powre on with the new monitor, it detects that and uses
> 76hz refresh.

I always power up with external monitor devices first then the cpu
and then the drives.  I reverse that when shutting down.

> this assumes you are using a CG6/GX/TGX/S4 framebuffer
> (very likely).

I did that after I changed framebuffers from a 501-2337 to a 501-1645.
The monitor came up fine.  But, I could not do that with the 1962 on
the 501-2337 framebuffer.  I dunno why, yet.  Also, after bringing
up the cg6 and 1962, I lost X (i.e., the server would not start).
Any idea what happened to X?  Is it linking the wrong I/O space?
The 501-2337 is an S24 frame buffer?  When X was started, it said
it could not open the fb device.



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