Linux on sparcstations (was Re: [H-GEN] linux box just went dead)
James McPherson - Customer Technical Support Engineer
James.McPherson at Aus.Sun.COM
Wed Apr 26 02:17:32 EDT 2000
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Jason Parker divert(0)dnl:
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 03:03:57PM +1000, James McPherson - Customer Technical
Support Engineer wrote:
> > That said, it's a pity you ain't got a sparc box ;| - I could give you a bit
> > more help with that (and even more if you were running Solaris on it!)
> Ah, just a quick diversion. Is anyone on the list aware with issues
> running X on a sparcstation 5? I got hold of one recently (yes, Mark,
> I'll pay you soon :) and X will simply not start, complaining about an
> inappropriate ioctl when initialising the mouse (I don't have the exact
> error on me, but can produce it on request).
that would be handy indeed.
> It's a sparcstation 5, with a standard optical sun mouse and a cg6
> framebuffer, running a 2.2.14 kernel and X 3.3.x for some high value of x.
> I've done the requisit web search for details but the only pages that
> return are annotated copies of the kernel sources. Bah.
which kernel sources btw? I don't believe that we (ie Sun) supplied the ss5 with
a type-4 mouse - I think we'd totally gone to supplying the type 5 instead. The
types 5 and 6 are entirely mechanical. It's possible that the optical mouse is
not responding in the "correct" manner for a type 5 keyboard, if you stick
precisely to the specifications.
<mode=semiprivate>Jason, please drop me a line direct on this one.</mode>
James C. McPherson
Solution Centre Engineer 828 Pacific Highway
Sun Microsystems Australia Pty Ltd Gordon NSW 2072
Support Helpline: 1-800-555-786
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