[rescue] Best video upgrade for Ultra 5?

Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366 patrick at zill.net
Wed Jun 22 11:00:02 CDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-22 at 11:49, Andy Wallis wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 02:15:32PM +0200, Michael-John Turner wrote:
> > mail-server-in-waiting Ultra 5 (360 Mhz, 512M, Symbios 875) into duty as a
> > NetBSD workstation, running X11.  What's the best video upgrade for this
> > sucker? Just looking for decent 2D performance at 1600x1200 or 1280x1024
> > and 24/32-bit colour.
> According the Sun Handbook, you may be stuck with only a PGX32/64 24 bit 
> frame buffer. I do not think the later Sun framebuffers will work because
> the PCI slots are 32bit/33 Mhz. Has anyone managed to use any other Sun
> framebuffer in a U5?

I had a weird-looking Nvidia card show up in a U5 that I got that probably came from Wall Street.  Had no markings on it.  I would suspect that with some prodding you could get a 3rd-party PCI card like a Matrox Millennium or whatnot working.


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