SUMMARY: OBP Update for UltraSPARC-IIi-Engine

From: Tim Evans <>
Date: Tue Nov 06 2001 - 06:52:19 EST
Last week, I wrote:

>Does anyone know if the generic OBP upgrades for the Ultra5/10 systems
>are appropriate for the UltraSPARC-IIi-Engine board Sun makes and sells
>to OEM's?
>Sun's site ( has 
>downloadable updates to version 3.10.10, dated 2/2000, but nothing
>later.  If anyone knows of later versions, please let me know.
>The current generic OBP is 3.31.0, and Sun Service tells me I need this
>to use the SunPCI II card.  (See my other message to the list about the
>woes with the SunPCI).

Thanks to Greg <> and kevin graham <>.

Greg, who's message strongly suggests he works for Sun, was adamant about
the generic OBP and those for the SparcEngine not being compatible.  He
mentioned having found a slightly later OBP update for the SparcEngine
internally at Sun. (In addition, he sent strong unsolicited opinions about
the SparcEngine itself.)

I forwarded Greg's message to Kevin, who had offered to sacrifice an
unused SparcEngine to a test.

So, it looks like my efforts to get to a supported OBP for the SunPCI II
board are at an unsuccessful end.  The SunPCI continues to crash the
X server and log me off.
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