[rescue] SS10 Accessories
jcotton at intergate.net
Sat Nov 21 21:06:32 CST 2015
Thanks for all the input. I was, after many attempts, finally able to
net-boot my SS10 tonight.
Mostly this setup will just be for experimentation. I do want to try
some optimization tricks on it and see what kind of performance I can
get. Also, reading about GX/TGX framebuffers, they seem to have some
mysterious 3D capability that was never documented and rarely used (even
by Sun). I'd like to play around with that.
Out of curiosity, when Linux/Solaris etc dropped support for
sun4m/sun4c, is it because there was something inconvenient about the
architecture that they wanted to get rid of, or is it a case of not
having time/equipment to test it, so they dropped support, but it might
A few notes on hardware:
I happen to have an Iiyama 19" CRT which can do odd video resolutions,
but more importantly it has BNC inputs which I hope will provide nice
I think having a real CD drive around is very useful (the net-boot
worked, but it took days to figure it out). It looks like SCSI CD/DVD
ROMs are available on ebay, so I may go for one of those once I find an
Hauke Fath wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Nov 2015 15:47:14 +0100, Romain Dolbeau wrote:
>>> ISTR that SunOS 2.8 was the last release to support sun4m?
>> Solaris 2.8 (SunOS 5.8) was the last for sun4d, and 2.9 was the last for
> I stand corrected.
> Back then, I ran an ss10 under SunOS 2.7 and 2.8 for a few years
> because of its ISDN interface. When I didn't need that anymore, I
> switched to NetBSD, so the box never saw 2.9. It was replaced as my
> main home server a few years ago (the grid bill...), but is still
> sitting in a box somewhere here.
> Hauke Fath <hauke at Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
> Ernst-Ludwig-Stra_e 15
> 64625 Bensheim
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