[rescue] FW: Voyager framebuffer?

Monty Walls mrwalls at cox.net
Wed Oct 6 10:37:06 CDT 2010

On Wednesday 06 October 2010 1:42:46 am Walter Belgers wrote:
> On 6 okt 2010, at 06:16, Ian King wrote:
> >> On 10/05/2010 11:54 PM, Ian King wrote:
> >>> Mine is monochrome, and the sbus probe in OpenBoot shows it as a
> >> 
> >> bwthree.
> Interesting. I have a b/w Voyagers, which claims to have a bwtwo. It runs
> stock Solaris 2.6.

Before my Voyager died, I had a color one with 80mb ram (2 32mb cards).  Have
run 2.6 (hw 5/98) and Solaris 7 on it.  Tried Solaris 8 (not supported).

Color screen worked without fuss on Open Windows and OpenStep.  I don't 
remember doing anything special to get mine working.  I think I just did
a cdrom install.


> > I guess I should feel fortunate - I have the unit, keyboard, mouse, AC
> supply,
> > battery unit, the end piece for when you're not using the AC and all the
> > cables.  When I got it, the display had a broken backlight and the NVRAM
> was
> > dead.  I was very fortunate to find a new display on eBay, and the NVRAM
> chip
> > was available from (ISTR) Mouser and went in easily (socketed, even!).  I
> have
> > one extra memory card, for a total of 48MB.  Oh, I have the carry bag,
> > too. It runs fine from the command line, but I can't get the GUI to
> > start up, in either Solaris 2.6 or NetBSD 5.0.2.
> Then I am lucky too :-) I am a bit disappointed of not having the colour
> version, but at least I have the original compact keyboard and the carry
> bag as well.
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