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finegan 02-15-2003 07:55 PM

x86 Solaris 9 XSun and Matrox G550 dual-head... one head down, one to go.
Okay, I got Solaris 9 on my old Athy crate and everything is fine now, got it to talk to the NIC, got the XFree Binary hodjiwhatsits so it'll notice that the Matrox G550 is there and I could ditch the vesa festival that I was trapped in... now, the biggie:

How do I get Solaris 9's XSun to notice the second head of the Matrox Card? Or am I just doomed to have to d'load XFree for Solaris? And where exactly does this config file that kdmconfig creates live? Is it rational to muck about with it by hand?

That, and much more to come as Finegan plumbs the depths of the oldest surviving AT&T Unix on the next installment of "Finegan is a Moron!"



jdc2048 02-16-2003 08:09 PM

The kdmconfig file messes with the file "/etc/openwin/server/etc/OWconfig". Or at least on Solaris 8 it does, I don't imagine they messed with that.

I don't have a dual-headed beast to test on, but here is my thoughts, they could be wrong though.

It appears to me that there is a part at the bottom of mine that would need to be duplicated for the second screen;

class="XDISPLAY" name="0"


class="XDISPLAY" name="1"

You would also need to add the "nv2" screen config before this code. i.e.

class="XSCREEN" name="<???>"
class="XSCREENCONFIG" name="nv2"


jdc2048 02-16-2003 08:39 PM

You should get some info from the prtconf command, which should show a "display, instance #0" & a "display, instance #1" if it is detecting both instances.

Shak 03-11-2003 12:34 PM

Nice, did you get this running mate? I have a G550 and would be curious to see how Solaris would run on it.


finegan 03-11-2003 12:39 PM

Not yet, Solaris hit the back burner as I had to put together a machine for work and then got entangled in a nasty case of the flu and then bash scripting madness for a project that I'm er... messing up. I now know it "should" work from some googling, but I can't find an example of a OWconfig file to take pointers off of... although with jdc2048's help up there, I at least have the res up and color out of 8bit and to something sane.

Worse comes to worse and I install XFree, I'll post back if I get results...

Hey Shak, you're a gamer right? this is off topic, but I keep running into the "nothing but Nvidia" issue with a lot of games, like UT2003, and I get bored a lot... any suggestions for something that can take advantage of a G550 without going past its prowess? Probably should reply by email to keep this one on topic.



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