[SunHELP] SS5 headaches

Mark Benson md.benson at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 05:46:17 CST 2017

This thing doesn't seem well, or my Solaris 7 CDROM isn't compatible with
it because even headless with no fb it still chokes, seemingly while
loading device drivers?

Screen (from boot -v)


Mark Benson


On 5 Feb 2017 11:19 a.m., "Mark Benson" <md.benson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Okay, this SS5 is playing hard to get...
> I replaced the IDPROM with the recommended unit (thanks, Peter for the
> help) and it seemed to do the job.
> Now I have found the next issue, when Solaris tries to init the
> framebuffer it fails dead and locks the whole computer. Hard. No keyboard
> response at all.
> Now initially I suspected the S24 was faulty so I swapped it for a good
> old SBus TGX1 cgsix framebuffer card I had spare. Does the same damn
> thing...
> This isn't looking promising. Going to boot it headless on the VT and see
> what that does.
> --
> Mark Benson

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