[SunHELP] sbus video card does not send output to video (Enterprise 6500)

Predrag Zecevic Predrag.Zecevic at 2e-systems.com
Fri Apr 23 01:33:54 CDT 2004

Hi Elio,

did you done 'touch /reconfigure' before reboot and after settling down 
card (or boot -r at PROM prompt after card was installed)?
If you didn't, then systems is not configured to use card.
If you did it, then could be some other H/W problem (like sBUS slot is 

 From the other hand:
if you need console, why don't you use serial port A?
When SPARC systems doesn't have video card (frame buffer), it sends 
console output there...

Best regards ;-)

Elio Bonazzi wrote:

>Hi all,
>I just added an sbus video card to an Enterprise 6500 (I need to have
>access to the console). I followed the instructions in the System Manual
>(I am sure I put the sbus card in the right slot). The machine boots,
>but I don't see any message displayed on the video. (The video works
>when attached to another Sun box). 
>If I issue the command fbconfig -list, the system responds:
>Device-Filename		Specific Config Program
>----------------	------------------------
>/dev/fbs/cgsix0		not configurable
>If I type dmesg| grep cg, the system answers:
>Apr 22 16:22:25 e6500 sbus: [ID 349649 kern.info] cgsix1 at sbus0: SBus0
>slot 0x1 offset 0x0 SBus level 5 sparc9 ipl 9
>Apr 22 16:22:25 e6500 genunix: [ID 936769 kern.info] cgsix1 is
>/sbus at 2,0/cgsix at 1,0
>Apr 22 16:22:25 e6500 cgsix: [ID 260993 kern.info] cgsix1: screen
>1152x900, single buffered, 1M mappable, rev 11
>Is there any software configuration required for Solaris to be able to
>send messages to the console?
>Thanks in advance for your help
>SunHELP maillist  -  SunHELP at sunhelp.org

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