SUMMARY: Changing Video Cards from Creator 3D to Elite 3D

From: Wade Burgett <>
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 23:22:52 EDT
   I suscessfully changed the video card on Ultra 60.  Here is the recipie I followed:

1)  removed all devices /dev/fb*

2)  reboot -- -r
  and no X yet so 

3) got the Elite 3D packages from Solaris 8 disk 1 (disk 1 of 2 of Installation - not boot disk).
    packages were at:  /cdrom/sol_8_u3_sparc/s0/Solaris_8/Product
4)  I had opengl packages already installed but a later release was available from Sun web site at

5)  And then, for running gnome:

 /usr/sbin/afbconfig -dev /dev/ffbs/afb0 -deflinear true -g 1.1

	I was amazed at both quality and quantity of help offered by sunmanagers.  Thanks for all of your help.

Wade Burgett
Burgett Systems
Received on Fri Oct 12 04:22:52 2001

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