Framebuffer driver for RDI BriteLite IPX?

Josh Dersch derschjo at
Mon May 25 22:39:01 CDT 2015

On 5/25/15 4:53 PM, Michael Thompson wrote:
>> 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.
Awesome, thanks!  Let me know what you find...

- Josh

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