eMGee wrote:Before the NVRAM died I tried to install 10, but then I think I got an actual error or warning message basically telling me that it ‘wasn't going to happen.’ Combined with the painfully long time it took to boot from the DVD, with a commodity IDE DVD-ROM drive that I installed (but which didn't seem to work all too well). Then later I think I tried via CDs, or wanted to anyway, which didn't work all too well either for some reason; or actually, I believe it was roughly when the NVRAM died on me. Then I gave up on it — not knowing that in the meanwhile the NVRAM was slowly deteriorating — and went for Debian for SPARC64 instead, which I ultimately abandoned too as it became apparent that the NVRAM was busted and combined with the keyboard/input errors, which pretty much made the whole system rather unusable for me. (Except for perhaps headless use, which I might've tried; that is, if the NVRAM hadn't died as it slowly did).
The whole idea was to install a Solaris (and preferably 10) system and to try out some OpenGL stuff that I heard about, back in the 2000-'03 period. I was particularly interested in how Houdini would work and perform on it. So headless would've been no option either ultimately, but it might've served as a nice server or build machine though.
eMGee wrote:Even then, I don't know if it'll solve the strange keyboard/input errors as well.
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