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Why is the console on T2000 so slow?

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by solaris9000, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. solaris9000

    solaris9000 Guest


    Just testing out the T2000 server and have noticed that the console is
    very slow. The screen will "draw" each line when I use vi or say ls
    commands. Has anyone experienced this as well? How do I increase its
    refresh speed?

    Thanks in advance.
    solaris9000, Feb 22, 2006
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  2. This is a general problem on all SPARC based Suns. The reason is that
    the console support code of the framebuffers is implemented in Forth.

    This is generally not a big problem, because most people use ttya as
    console. This has the advantage that you can do almost all admin work
    over the network.

    For a T2000 this is really the way to go. For a workstation one
    generally tries to fire up X11 as soon as possible, when one has to do
    anything on the console. But one could attach a PC to ttya on a
    workstation, too.

    Thomas Maier-Komor, Feb 22, 2006
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