[rescue] Sun Blade 2500 OS options

William Barnett-Lewis wlewisiii at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 13:35:16 CDT 2017

On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 12:29 PM, Nemo <cym224 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10 June 2017 at 04:53, William Barnett-Lewis <wlewisiii at gmail.com>
> wrote (in part):
>> On Jun 10, 2017 02:14, "Jerry Kemp" <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us> wrote (in part):
>> Don't remember off the top of my head what Sun's last Solaris 10 release
>> was, but Solaris 10u11 from Oracle is a fine and stable release.
> I run Solaris 10u13 on my SB2500.  One interesting difference from
> previous releases is that the stuff in the companion disc (installed
> in /opt/sfw) is now part of the release (installed in /usr/sfw).

I've found a copy of the 10u11 (dated 1/13) which appears to be the
most recent - perhaps that's what your running? I also have the
2010.11 edition of Solaris Express. I'll see which runs better for me.

>> I'm a *BSD fan myself, but have never ran it on SPARC, someone else will
>> need to chime in here.
> OpenBSD runs fine.

I believe that there is only unaccellerated use of the XVR-600
framebuffer in *BSD.

> I would be curious as to how running gimp works out.  It is included int u13.

I expect that until I get the ram maxed out at 16 gb and the second
CPU & fan (both reasonably cheap on E-Prey) it won't be all that good
but once those two specs are up there, it'll probably be no worse than
my dual core (de?)Celeron Dell laptop. Graphic performance should be
better at minimum.

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                Alex White

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