[rescue] FS/FTGH: Sun kit

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Mon Jan 16 11:57:37 CST 2006

In article <200601161746.MAA29116 at Sparkle.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>,
    der Mouse <mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>  writes:

> >> A large box full of SBUS cards.  There are a few I'll be keeping,
> >> but the rest of the crate is up for grabs.  It's largely network,
> >> SCSI and graphics cards.
> > Being a graphics freak, I'm interested in any graphics cards for Suns
> > :-).
> > By chance, do any of them do 3D?
> Almost certainly.

Well, Sun has had a software layer on top of dumb frame buffers for
a long time.  I wasn't talking about that SW layer, I was talking
about a true 3D accelerator.

> > I don't think Sun ever shipped a workstation with 3D in the base
> > configuration -- IIRC, you had to buy an upgraded card to get
> > hardware accelerated 3D.
> I'm not so sure.  I think the cg6 does 3D, though it's so
> under-documented I can't be sure - and cg6s were common; indeed, the LX
> even has a cg6 onboard.

Dunno anything about a cg6.
"The Direct3D Graphics Pipeline"-- code samples, sample chapter, FAQ:
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