[rescue] I did not know that...

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Sat Aug 30 10:32:26 CDT 2003

I have an Ultra 10 here that I bought as bad/troubled with a
Creator 3D UPA in it.... and I had similar issues.... I simpy
removed and reseated the framebuffer and all was well.

Your Creator card may not be bad... it just may not have been making
proper contact.

And since we both had similar issues I'd have to say a hosed UPA can
really screw up a sparc :-)

-- Curt

>Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 06:08:39 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at yahoo.com>
>To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>Subject: [rescue] I did not know that...
>I have an Ultra 30 that had odd booting issues (mentioned previously on
>this list), but I never got around to spending any "quality time" with
>the machine.
>Well, today I sat down, and noticed the following actions:
>on power-up the screen would (seem to) cycle through several
>resolution/refresh rates until it hit one the monitor liked, then
>the screen had a yellow background, with
>the banner info displayed (on a white background), and then
>the memory test would proceed, and when it finished
>the system just hung (for several hours, just to make sure it was not a
>painfully slow self-diagnostic)
>I tried a serial console, with the same results - only no yellow
>background ;^)
>I tried booting of CD-ROM - it just hung.
>When hung, I could not stop-a to the "OK>" prompt, and "stop-n" had no
>effect on the boot sequence.
>So, I started to rip the machine apart (something not quite right), and
>while I was in there I decided to pull the Creator FB in the unit, and
>replace it with one of those cheap Elite 3D-M3 FB from afew months ago.
>All is good, I'm re-installing Solaris 9 now.
>I never knew a hosed framebuffer could have that effect on an otherwise
>100% functional system...
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Curtis Wilbar
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