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Old 06-14-2003, 06:56 PM   #1
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using voodoo3 with solaris 9?


I am looking to install the x86 version of Solaris 9, however at first glance it doesnt seem to support my voodoo3 card. Is there anyway to make this work? XFree86 supports voodoo, so how might I go about installing and running X under Solaris?
 
Old 06-16-2003, 12:06 AM   #2
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You have to download the xfree86 drivers from Sun's website. I think they list them as "intel video drivers" or something like that.

nm, here is the link. took me about 5 min's of searching on their site.

http://developers.sun.com/solaris/de...deo-index.html
 
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Thanks a lot, I'll look into it.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 08:55 PM   #4
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I had Solaris 8 running on my system with a PCI Voodoo 3 2000 card. If you choose a video card during installation, then you will have problems after you install the first CD, the second will not automatically start installing. Instead you will get a crappy 16 color 640x480 display with nothing but a right-click menu. You can get through this carefully, but I would just recommend skipping the video card setup part during installation, this will drop you to a text-based installation. But after it is done, you can boot up and install the video drivers and patches.

Once that is all done, then kdmconfig will automatically run and you can select the Xfree driver for the voodoo card. More in-depth instructions are in the readme that comes with the video driver porting kit from Sun.

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I downloaded the drivers, and will be trying the install again when I get a chance. Thanks a lot for all your help.
 
  


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