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

John Ruschmeyer jruschme at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 13:27:41 CST 2010

> From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
> Behalf Of Joshua Boyd
> Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 2:08 PM
> To: The Rescue List
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Using a Fire V240 as a desktop...
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 01:54:28PM -0500, John Ruschmeyer wrote:
> > As for Xorg, I'm a bit screwed in that Oracle EOL'd support for the
> mach64
> > fb of the U5 in Solaris 11 Express. The official response is that I
> should
> > run Solaris 10 (which includes the older Xsun server) or just go with
> a
> > headless solution (Xvnc from gdm, XDMCP, etc.)
> It looks like the XVR-100 should still work, if you were to install one
> of those in the U5.
> If I'm not mistaken, that may be the only non-PCI-E card that is still
> support.

Maybe... but it looks like we're talking upwards of $100 for what amounts to
a Radeon 7000 PCI as an upgrade for a $10 workstation.

Is it possible to flash a PC Radeon with Sun firmware (as is done with Mac


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