[rescue] question on video cards for U10

Brian Howe bwhowe at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 11:15:52 CST 2006

I found a command for the OBP to reset the Vert and Horiz settings:

ok> setenv screen:r1280x1024x75

Thad did the trick. It was just the settings on the card that was not
allowing it to work with my display.

Thanks for your help,


On 1/31/06, Bryan Gurney <arb_npx42 at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Jan 2006 16:29:16 -0500, Patrick Finnegan
> <pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 31 January 2006 01:20, Brian Howe wrote:
> >> I would like to add a video card to my U10 so that I can use my LCD
> >> monitor. I know that the builtin adapter will not work with my
> >> display because in needs to have sync-on-green.
> >>
> >> Is there a PCI video card that will work in the U10 that I can hook
> >> my LCD display to?
> >
> > Are you sure it's not just a problem of resolution / sync rates?  The
> > standard 1152x900 (or whatever it is) on Sun stuff isn't very well
> > supported by LCDs.  You can modifiy it in OpenBoot, look at google for
> > details.
> >
> > Pat
> I have a U5, and when I first turned it on with a keyboard plugged in, it
> went right on to 1280x1024 (but I forget what refresh rate), and displayed
> properly on a VGA CRT monitor.  I think it might be an OBP variable; when
> in doubt, type in "printenv" and look at everything.
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