LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > Solaris / OpenSolaris
User Name
Password
Solaris / OpenSolaris This forum is for the discussion of Solaris and OpenSolaris.
General Sun, SunOS and Sparc related questions also go here.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-06-2005, 02:14 AM   #1
frankie_DJ
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: NorCal
Distribution: slackware 10.1 comfy, Solaris10 learning
Posts: 232

Rep: Reputation: 30
Ultra 5 workstation - hardware compatibility


Hi guys,

I am considering buying an Ultra 5 workstation. I have very little experience with SPARC hardware or for that matter any other hardware but x86. If I buy this workstation, can I use a PC monitor, keyboard or mouse? Where can I find info about this kind of compatibility. I am on a tight budget - it will be perfect if I don't need to buy any extra hardware.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 02:41 AM   #2
jlliagre
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Outside Paris
Distribution: Solaris10, Solaris 11, Mint, OL
Posts: 9,486

Rep: Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354
keyboard is connected to a single mini din-8 port, the mouse is connected to the keyboard, I don't think any PC standard would fit.

The video output is normally using an HD15 connector (that may depend on what graphic card is there), there are adapters to convert it to svga 15 pins, make sure your monitor will support the card resolution, frequencies and protocol.

I guess U5 compatible keyboards, mice, adapters and even monitors are easy to find on ebay.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 05:54 AM   #3
frankie_DJ
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: NorCal
Distribution: slackware 10.1 comfy, Solaris10 learning
Posts: 232

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Thanks. I saw the adapters for the monitor, they are pretty affordabe.

Question: Are you saying that the card-monitor compatibility is more stringent for this case than it would be for "regular" svga card and monitor?
 
Old 07-06-2005, 02:13 PM   #4
mike105105
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 15
Yeah, for best chance of compatibility use a monitor that is multi-sync. Most of the time solaris and the sun video cards start up in weird resolutions and refresh rates. I just recently got an Ultra 60 with the Elite3d graphics card and used a 13w3 adapter to plug in a 17" crt....didn't work. I then used a different 17" crt that was multi-sync and it worked. Try and find a good used 21-24" crt on ebay if you can...thats what these workstations are really meant for.


Mike
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sun workstation, svga monitor, compatibility frankie_DJ Solaris / OpenSolaris 11 11-15-2005 12:49 AM
Booting from a CD-ROM in an Ultra 60 workstation kaplan71 Solaris / OpenSolaris 7 12-24-2003 12:06 PM
Trying to boot off the CD-ROM in a Sun Ultra 60 workstation kaplan71 Linux - Software 1 11-26-2003 02:23 PM
Hardware Compatibility Relfx Linux - Software 5 12-22-2001 07:49 PM
Hardware compatibility RDW Linux - General 1 12-11-2001 10:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration