Sun4m architecture accepts Solaris 7 & 8.
This is a question about a piece I have in my personal collection: a
Sparcstation SS240 Voyager. It's a sun4m architecture luggable
workstation with an LCD screen. The whole thing fits into a large
shoulder bag - large enough it wouldn't be accepted for carryon luggage.
It's cute, and it runs (after I replaced the NVRAM chip).
When I got it, the machine had been set up with NetBSD, but being the
masochistic sort I am I wanted to restore it to its original software. It
just so happens I had Solaris 2.6 and gave it a crack. Solaris starts up
just fine, but the device won't go into CDE, claiming that it can't find
the framebuffer driver.
Looking at the firmware, I see that it identifies a device called bwthree.
Solaris 2.6 has a driver for bwtwo, but I've been unable to find a
bwthree anywhere. (Google gives me pages and pages of "BW3," refusing to
believe I want what I typed. Sometimes software is too helpful.)
The original documentation for the Voyager describes custom install media
- which presumably includes this driver. Does anyone happen to have such
a CDROM? Can you confirm for me that there is in fact a driver so named?
And if you have a running Voyager, is that what's in your
Otherwise, I guess I could just run NetBSD, but it's just not as fun. :)
Thanks - Ian
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