Summary on: CDE on 2 monitors on sparc running Solaris 2.6

From: Steven Quan (
Date: Mon Jun 14 1999 - 10:35:00 CDT

Thanks to all including (please forgive me if I miss anyone): Richard Smith,
Jason Marshall, Aravind.Mallipudi,
Robert Hayne, Dave Foster, Matthew Atkinson, Nikolai P. Iordanov, Gerhard
den Hollander.

To enable CDE running on 2 monitors (one of the 2 video adapters is TCX
card; and Sparc 4 running Solaris 2.6)

1. Install the additional hardware(ie: frame buffer) and do a
reconfiguration boot.

2. TCX card does not work in this situation; refer to SunSolve 's doc
* halt system so that it is at boot prom
* <ok> setenv output-device /iommu/sbus/SUNW,tcx@2,800000
* <ok> reset

3. Created a dir tree /etc/dt/config and copy /usr/dt/config/Xservers into
it. Then alter the Xservers file at the end to give you the 2 screens.
There are examples in the file itself for syntax.
        Uncomment out line: : ' 0 Local local_uid@console
<mailto:local_uid@console> root /usr/openwin/bin/X -dev /dev/fb0 -dev
         And comment out line:
        ' :0 Local local_uid@console <mailto:local_uid@console>
root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0 nobanner'

Thanks all,

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