Framebuffer driver for RDI BriteLite IPX?

Michael Thompson michael.99.thompson at
Mon May 25 18:53:51 CDT 2015

> Date: Sun, 24 May 2015 19:16:53 -0700
> From: Josh Dersch <derschjo at>
> Subject: Framebuffer driver for RDI BriteLite IPX?
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Josh

I have IPC, IPX, and LX based BriteLites. I believe that I have the SunOS
driver files, I just need to find them.

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