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No display on Ultra 10 with PGX24 and Creator3D

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by Steven Nie, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Steven Nie

    Steven Nie Guest

    I got a used Ultra10 wortkstation from aution and connected my PC
    monitor to PGX24 port but there is no display when power is on. There
    is no OS preinstalled.

    During the power on, is there any booting messages the monitor? I have
    to connect a mointor the Creator 3D card? I have no Sun mointor or
    13W3 to VGA adaptor. I only want to use the PGX24.
    Can I disable the Creator 3D and use the PGX24 only?

    Steven Nie, Jul 23, 2003
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  2. Creator3D is mandatory if you want to work in front of your machine.
    (IMHO) Get a 13W3 adapter and be happy ever after.
    Yes, the easiest way is probably to take out the Creator card physically.
    Then the PGX will become default output-device provided a keyboard is present.

    Fredrik Lundholm, Jul 23, 2003
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  3. Steven Nie

    Chris Morgan Guest

    yes, you can. but you need to use the console to do this for boot time
    graphics, and you obviously need an OS to change OS settings.

    As Frederik said, probably the easiest way for no money outlay is to
    take out the Creator card. However that card is much faster than the
    on-board pgx24. I would highly recommend, instead, just getting the
    adapter. They cost about $20 on ebay IIRC.

    If you want to get it working now and worry about performance later,
    take out the Creator card, do a reconfiguration boot, force the
    console to be on the pgx24 card always, then put the Creator card back
    in and use it only from XWindows by altering the Xservers file. All
    the detailed info on how to do all these things can be found in the
    archives of this newsgroup on Google.
    Chris Morgan
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    Chris Morgan, Jul 24, 2003
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