Re: activating a PCI video board
Denis Gulin a écrit :
Hum, those machine don't have any PS2 port. It's a proprietary serial
bus. PS/2 jack don't fit in the connector.
I'm new to the list, and I'm experiencing problems w/ my sparc ultra
I don't have the PS2 mouse, just USB one. I've 2 video boards: one
on-board (default) and the other PCI (witha usb port), but I can't
activate the last...
Anyone knows how to work around this problem ?
What problem ? The PCI video card or the Keyb/mouse ?
For the PCI card, SPARC card have a special firmware which is usable
with the OBP (the equivalent of bois on sparc hardware).
The card must be compatible with the OBP to be able to switch the
console to the new card.
The PCI card can be activated directly under linux with the proper
If you planned to put the PCI card to be able to use an USB keyb/mouse
to boot the machine and install a system from the console,
forget about it. It won't work.
You need either a sun keyboard / mouse or boot the machine headless and
plug a serial cable on the machine (DB25/DB9 null modem).