Framebuffer driver for RDI BriteLite IPX?

Josh Dersch derschjo at
Sun May 24 21:16:53 CDT 2015

Hi all --

Sent this query to the Rescue list last week, no bites.  Any Sun 
fanatics here have any ideas?  (Linux/OpenBSD appear to support it, but 
I'd rather keep the OS vintage-appropriate.  For some reason...)

Got myself an RDI BriteLite IPX; a "laptop" (a generous description) 
based around a stock SPARCStation IPX motherboard with a very large 
laptop-style enclosure around it, a 640x480 active-matrix LCD (very 
pretty) and a gigantic lead-acid battery. It has a handle, so it's portable!

Anyway -- I have it up and running and I have SunOS 4.1.4 installed on a 
fresh hard disk (the original drive was long gone when I got it).  
Unfortunately, the LCD framebuffer is unrecognized by SunOS; it 
identifies itself as cgRDI and it's a custom SBUS board that drives the 
640x480 LCD.

 From what I've been able to dig up this driver was packaged as "RDIlcd" 
by RDI but I can't find it, of course.  Anyone happen to have this 
archived somewhere?  Any other ideas?


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