[rescue] WTF? Ultra 10/Solaris 10 Update 4 install problems

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Sun Sep 30 17:38:22 CDT 2007

On Sep 30, 2007, at 6:17 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:

> Hello all,
> I was going through my Ultra 5/Ultra 10 collection earlier today,  
> and I decided to try and install Solaris 10, Update 4 (8/07) on an  
> Ultra 10 with Series 3 on-board graphics, 440 MHz CPU, 1024 Meg  
> RAM, and a 120 Gig IDE HD.
> Install went fine, but once installed, the "Java Desktop" came up  
> *really* grainy, and when I opened up a Firefox window, I got the  
> famous color map effect, where everything outside the active window  
> had odd colors assigned... It appears that Solaris 10, Update 4  
> either didn't load or didn't include an appropriate driver for the  
> on-board graphics... Is that even possible?

I do know that they switched to Xorg (Zurg?) but I wouldn't think  
that would involve any issues with SPARC systems.


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