SUN MONITOR MANUAL WANTED!!
Please answer directly to Marco.Fioretti@tei.ericsson.se,
since I am not subscribed to these lists: I just need a
one time feedback from knowledgeable owners of SUN hardware,
as you SPARC LINUX guys certainly are :-)
I have a SUN monitor GDM 1962B 19", with original SUN 13W3 ->
I am looking for somebody who can forward to me some info
from the original datasheet/manual/pinlist of both the monitor
and the adapter, because I am trying to connect it to a LINUX PC,
(Matrox G200 AGP card, 8M RAM, MANDRAKE 6.0).
Specifically, the problems are:
(solved) Fixed frequency means only one possible modeline,
which I already found on the net.
(real) Sync signal are not standard, i.e. they could be
any of negative/positive/sync_on_green/composite..
Online datasheets say different things about this,
and printed manuals or feedback from SUN seem harder
to get than 100% uptime in Windows NT :-))
(real) Fixed frequency means no text mode, which makes
init level 5 mandatory (right) but also makes
Right now I am:
1) editing XFREE86config in text mode on small VGA monitor
2) type startx --whatever_options_you_may_suggest_here
3) disconnect VGA, connect SUN monitor
4) press ENTER
5) (so far..) No image, back to square 1)
What I'd like to know is:
1) HARDWARE: I know I can blow the monitor doing this,
but what about the video card and other PC
parts? Is there any possibility that I
permanently damage anything INTO the PC case
while playing with this?
2) SYNC SIGNALS: Whatever they are, it's just a matter of
adding the corresponding flags (+-vsync/etc)
to the modeline, or am I missing something?
(like other options in Xfree86config, command-
line switches to startx, board jumpers, etc..)
3) TEXT MODE: I'm almost sure this is not possible, but let's
ask: Is there any way to have mandrake also run
without X windows, text mode only, on such a
combination of video card and monitor
(maybe like having the 640x480 mode or whatever it is
appear only on one fraction of the screen?)
I have already browsed all the several WWWW sites dealing with
this (ex: http://cvs.anu.edu.au:80/monitorconversion/sun.html)
but they all talk about messing up internal trimmers, or building
by hand a custom adapter to match connectors and sync polarities.
I already have one, so I just need to know how to use it.
Thank you in advance,