Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > Solaris / OpenSolaris
User Name
Solaris / OpenSolaris This forum is for the discussion of Solaris, OpenSolaris, OpenIndiana, and illumos.
General Sun, SunOS and Sparc related questions also go here. Any Solaris fork or distribution is welcome.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-30-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 169

Rep: Reputation: 28
Hardware graphics question

I have a Sun Blade 1000 and it has been working nicely for a long time. It came with a PCI ATI graphics card. It has a VGA and DVI connector. Does that mean I have dual head capabilities? I have so far only used it with a monitor connected to the VGA output.

I checked up on the possibilities for a more fun graphics card, and finally bought a SUN Elite 3D m6- It would fit nicely in the topmost slot. But the sound outputs are there, so I put in the loser slot. That slot though, has another unused slot inline.

Bottom line: Can I run both cards simultaneously and have three monitors connected?

I hesitate to turn the machine on before making certain I don't do something foolish. But I would enjoy immensely to move it up from being cool, to seriously useful.
Old 12-30-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
Registered: Nov 2010
Location: The Danger Zone
Distribution: Slackware & everything else in a VM
Posts: 286

Rep: Reputation: 29
Nothing to it but to do it guy. You can at least power it on and see whats happens, it shouldnt blow up. If anything the primary monitor will power on & the other 2 will be black. I've never worked with a SUN system but I doubt theres too much difference.

That being said when powered on all 3 might activate but there probably a slim chance. Most likely a little configuration to the video settings will have to take place. Even still don't count on getting great resolutions & high frame rates.

Good Luck
Old 01-25-2014, 02:44 PM   #3
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 169

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 28
Thanks for the addon. Naturally, I'd like a superior rigg that blows everything else out of the water. But I'll be happy if it works. So far though, I don't have the machine and a 13W3 capable monitor at the same place. So still no test.


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
Getting hardware graphics going jnsg Slackware 13 04-07-2006 10:18 PM
Getting hardware graphics working jnsg Slackware 12 01-15-2006 02:59 PM
help with graphics hardware acceleration... marsques Slackware 18 04-06-2005 04:02 PM
Installation problems with graphics hardware mariag Fedora - Installation 1 03-14-2005 01:48 PM
'legacy hardware' graphics card help cbn302 Linux - Hardware 1 03-22-2004 02:55 PM > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > Solaris / OpenSolaris

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 AM.

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