[rescue] Looking for Ultra-2 parts

Mark md.benson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 02:21:05 CDT 2007

On 7 Jun 2007, at 07:50, Dan Duncan wrote:

> For space reasons I got rid of my last Sun monitor today (I've gotten
> rid of most of my SPARC hardware and just kept the Ultra 2E) and I'm
> hoping to get a dual VGA/13w3 monitor or use a framebuffer with VGA
> output or an adapter to VGA.  What is likely to be the least painful?

I use 13w3 >> VGA adapters on my Ultra 60 and SS5. They seem to work  
ok. They aren't as cheap as they ought to be, but they seem to work  
for me. Of course you get into the Sun vs. SGI adapter argument if  
you go down that route. I bought Generic ones from a small UNIX  
specialist and they seem to work on both OK.

In my limited experience, if you want to use higher-powered Sun video  
adapters of the pre-DVI era then really you need 13w3 support of some  
kind. While low-end machines like the U5/10 had VGA and some PCI and  
later UPA frame-buffers also had VGA, all the early stuff, right up  
to cards like the Elite3D-m6 had 13w3. It's unlikely you'll find  
anything with native VGA for a Ultra-2 (don't know for 100% sure) so  
an adapter is probably the way forward.

Mark Benson

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