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Changing default resolution on Solaris 8

By cp409sd ·
I recently installed Solaris 8, and it did not pick up my video card quite right. I want to change the resolution and number of colors to something more civilized than 16 color 640 X 480. I went into the adding and deleting a device at bootup, (bypressing esc.) but I did not have any luck in changing the device to my correct video card. I am trying to get Solaris to recognize that it is a Creative 3D Blaster. I have looked on the Creative web site and they do not have a driver for Unix at all, let alone Solaris. Any help is appreciated.

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by ddiall In reply to Changing default resoluti ...

I assume you're talking about Intel Edition.

You can run the 'kdmconfig' tool from the console to select your display-related options.

If there is no specific driver for you card, try selecting the nearest match to the chipset you have. Sincerely, I don't know what is your chipset nor if there is a good approximation in Solaris 8. Check this page:

http://forum.sun.com/forum?14@@.eef0725

Or try browsing access1.sun.com and soldc.sun.com for intel drivers.

Finally, if it seems there's no solution with Sun's X server, install the XFree86 server (www.xfree86.org).

Good luck.

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by cp409sd In reply to Changing default resoluti ...

Thanks for your help.

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