[rescue] looking for framebuffer

Dan Sikorski me at dansikorski.com
Mon Sep 29 20:35:21 CDT 2003

On Mon, 2003-09-29 at 09:41, Frank Van Damme wrote:
> Hello,
> I just put my ultra5 to use (as opposed to having it as a plaything),
> which means I wiped Solaris and installed an OS that I know better. I
> have some headaches configuring Xfree86 on it however. Solaris required
> zero configuration, but under Xfree86 the screen keeps flashing and
> outputting snow etc. Now I got to know this afternoon that the ati
> mach64 based card in the ultra5 isn't a real fixed frequency
> framebuffer... I don't think I want to go to hell again like last time I
> tried to use a fixed frequency monitor on a PC. So my question to
> rescue@: does anyone have a "real" fixed-frequency framebuffer to spare?
> One that fits in a pci slot since the ultra5 is pci based... preferably
> 16 or 24 bit card if possible.
> It doesn't matter wether it has a hd15 or 13w3 output, I have an adaptor. 

Mirage Multimedia fixed frequency cards...


By complete freak chance, i came across and snagged (for free!) a Mirage
Diablo 3D card.  I didn't know what it was, and picked it up, only to
find out later what it was.  Mine, however, is AGP, so it won't help

I have no clue if you can get one to work in any sun box though, so this
might not help you at all.

	-Dan Sikorski

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