Lenny net install on Ultra80: video problem
First, I am a Sun/sparc newbie.
Second, I recently acquired Ultra80 boxes with standard PCI video cards
pgx32 framebuffer type.
Status: I have downloaded the latest Etch net install iso, burned it and
installed on the 18G hard drive of one machine. It boots fine. (Xorg
does not want to work with the video card at this time. That's another
I downloaded the Lenny version of a sparc net install iso and attempted
to install that since I wanted to try "newer" sw on a second Ultra 80.
The CD booted fine, but then when the OBP output switched to the Linux
console (text based) and the Penguin image showed up, the text was not
readable. I could recognize what the screen was; the blue, red, and
white colors were where they should be but the characters were just weird.
As a check, I booted with the Etch CD and its screens were fine. I even
downloaded and burned a second Lenny net install CD on a different
machine and it had the same problem.
I've done several hours of web searching, but found nothing on this so far.
Anyone have an explanation about why the Lenny version has garbled text?