[rescue] Using a Fire V240 as a desktop...

Caleb Cupples cscupples at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 06:09:58 CST 2010

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 5:34 AM, Phil Stracchino <alaric at metrocast.net>
> On 11/29/10 05:31, Caleb Cupples wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 4:23 AM, Caleb Cupples <cscupples at gmail.com>
>>> Thanks to Zach Lowry, I'm the proud owner of a Sun Fire V240 and an
>>> Expert 3D framebuffer (which were quite lovely 21st birthday presents
>>> to myself), which leads me to this question.. Is there any way I can
>>> make the large, pretty noisemaker talk to the framebuffer, so I don't
>>> have to login via serial console? Also, thanks to Zach, I've a USB
>>> Crossbow mouse and a Type 6 keyboard, but both are, unfortunately,
>>> useless unless I get the thing to work with the framebuffer.
>> Please, ignore the last post. I completely forgot about changing the
>> settings in OpenFirmware, so please, please forgive my newbie moment.
>> I have it working perfectly now.
> Never underestimate the power of the Ritual of Appeal to Public Forum.
> It's great for solving minor configuration errors, finding lost keys,
> remembering the date of your maiden aunt's birthday ....  just ask in
> public, and thirty seconds later you'll figure it out.  :)
> Congrats on getting your V240 up.

The Ritual of Appeal to Public Forums has ended up saving my rather
flaky memory quite a bit, which makes me wonder what I'll be like,
once I actually do reach old age. :)

I don't know if this is a good thing or not, but I've also noticed
that I no longer need a space heater in my bedroom, since I brought
the V240 online, nor do I need earplugs or headphones to ignore the
neighbours' love of hip-hop "music"... This also makes me consider the
idea of obtaining and using an E10k to heat my house during the
winter. (Probably a bad idea...)

C. Scott Cupples
Psychology Undergraduate
Jackson State Community College

Phone: 731.607.0668
Email: cscupples at gmail.com

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