SUMMARY: Unknown frame buffer

From: Dave Courtade (
Date: Sat Sep 06 1997 - 07:27:07 CDT

Thanks to all who responded:
Benjamin Cline <>
 Michael Hill <>
Rick Brashear <>
Raymond Rodebaugh <>
Jose Luis Delgado <>

Original Post

>I am trying to swap some hardware around to get a couple machines
>functioning in what I am told is my desired configuration.
>I have taken a CG12 frame buffer board from a Sparc10 and tried
>it in a Sparc20 which had a CG6.
>I tried a boot -r and received the error:
> NOTICE: Can't find driver for console frame buffer
>Is it possible for me to do this without a reinstall of the OS (I'd
>hate that). Don't even know where I'd begin to look. Thanks in advance
>any help you can give.

The first answer I received (even before I got my post back) gave me the
info I needed:

Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 10:27:50 -0700
Subject: Re: Unknown frame buffer

You probably are using Solaris 2.5 on the Sparc20, and an earlier version
on the Sparc10?? Solaris 2.5.X no longer supports the cg12 frame buffer
(GS or GT).


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