SUMMARY: Solaris 8 02/02 and MentorGraphics

From: Lars Hecking <>
Date: Wed Sep 11 2002 - 13:45:37 EDT
 Late summary ...

On 23 Jul 2002, Lars Hecking wrote:
>  Somewhere between release 10/01 and 02/02, MentorGraphics C2 and D1
>  broke, at least on SB100 (or maybe M64 machines in general). As we
>  don't have a support contract with Sun, yet they claim to guarantee
>  backwards compatibility, is there an official channel @sun I can
>  contact with details?

 Thanks to all who replied: Larye Parkins, Frank Velazquez, Jay Lessert.

Frank Velazquez wrote:
> I contacted both Sun and Mentor Graphics on a graphics problem that
> started with Solaris 8 2/02.  I found the problem on C.4, EN2000.5 and
> EN2001.1 on all my m64 machines.  Sun eventually submitted a bug
> report. Mentor hasn't said a whole lot.

 This is it, more or less. Mentor confirmed that one of their engineers has
 seen the same problems on his SB100, and that it is specific to the M64 ATI
 Rage gfx hardware.

 The underlying problem is a patch, although neither the X jumbo patch 108652,
 nor the kernel patch 108528, as I originally assumed, but patch 108606, which
 is incidentally not part of the Recommended cluster:

Patch-ID# 108606-26
Keywords: PGX m64 driver window config
Synopsis: SunOS 5.8: M64 Graphics Patch
Date: Aug/06/2002

 Solaris 8 02/02 includes 108606-18, which according Mentor is exactly the
 revision that broke everything. The problem was finally fixed with 108606-22,
 and we are now using 108606-26 w/o problems.
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