Re: output-device ID?
Hartwig Atrops wrote:
The method that you're using is basically correct, but it seems odd
to me that OBP is recognizing your PCI graphics card as simply "display"
and there's no "@" character in the third section of the path
I misunderstood the diag-switch? output - I am not familiar with Sun device
notation. show-devs has the answer: display@0 !
Now I get the message "The selected output device has no write routine".
What to do?
I might be mistaken but I believe that means that your PCI graphics card
being recognized as a valid Sun graphics card by OBP. Although your
card might be supported under linux/sparc, you might still be stuck with
the Sunblade 100 onboard video as the console until you can get the machine
booted into linux.
Is it a Sun PCI graphics card or one that was re-purposed from an x86 box?
If I remember correctly, early Sunblade 100's with the 3D graphics option
were originally shipped with Sun Expert3D-Lite PCI cards, and then later
on it was switched to Sun XVR-500 PCI cards. Trying to use any other cards
your luck my vary... I'm not saying that it won't work, just saying that
something that Sun intended to work.