[rescue] FW: Voyager framebuffer?

der Mouse mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Wed Oct 6 08:49:04 CDT 2010

[Replying to multiple messages at once here]

> I have a working Sparcstation Voyager, [...bwthree...]

Nice little machines.

> If memory serves, the Sun Voyager came in two configurations:

> Monochrome (bw2?)
> Color (cg6) Sun part # 501-2393

> I seem to recall that the cg6 in the SS240 was a bit odd, but NetBSD
> should work on it.

SS240?  Is that the Voyager?

I have a Voyager with the colour display, and the only thing I'd call
odd about it is that it's 1024x768:

cgsix0 at sbus0 slot 3 offset 0x0 level 9: SUNW,501-2393, 1024 x 768, rev 11 (console)
cgsix0: attached to /dev/fb

I've never seen one with the monochrome display; it's supposed to be
1152x900, and I've sometimes wondered whether I'd rather have the
colour or the higher resolution.

Stock NetBSD, even fairly old NetBSD, recognizes the cg6 in mine as an
ordinary cg6.  I've never tried anything but NetBSD on mine, so I can't
say anything useful about Solaris.

[tcallawa, different message]
>> Mine is monochrome, and the sbus probe in OpenBoot shows it as a
>> bwthree.
> Never heard of a bwthree.

Me neither.  Interesting.

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