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

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sun Sep 30 23:03:03 CDT 2007

>From: Patrick Giagnocavo <patrick at zill.net>
>Date: 2007/09/30 Sun PM 05:38:22 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] WTF? Ultra 10/Solaris 10 Update 4 install problems

>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.

I think I figured it out - the issue appears to be the screen resolution of 
the LCD panel O have attached tot he system...

The on-board display (embedded) can't handle 1280x1024 24 bit color - 1152x90 
at 24 bit color is the maximum. I can confirm this tomorrow AM, but hsere is 
the link that made me think this is the problem:


The last blog entry on the page talks about maximum resolution,,,


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