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Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:53 am 
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Right a solution to enabling full OpenGL acceleration under Solaris 10u5 and up.
I've been more than agitated with the lack of answers from sun.com, or locally Sun support.
Then an idea hit me. Why not download the original driver pack located here:
http://www.sun.com/download/index.jsp?cat=Hardware%20Drivers&tab=3
copy to a location on my hard drive and uncompress
and then forcefully install the packages located under the Solaris 9 folder?
I did exactly that, however before we go any further we need to create the following:
Navigate to /var/tmp/, and create the following file: 'admin' using your favorite text editor ie vi
The file contains the following;

Code:
mail=
conflict=nocheck
action=nocheck
partial=nocheck
instance=overwrite
idepend=nocheck
rdepend=nocheck
space=check


Then cd to the location where you copied the packages to: and run
Code:
# pkgadd -a /var/tmp/admin -d `pwd`

Next ensure than you have a copy of Xservers in /etc/dt/config/
(BTW ensure than you have the directory config under /etc/dt/)
if not then:

Code:
# cp /usr/dt/config/Xservers /etc/dt/config
# cd/etc/dt/config
# vi Xservers


Again in this example I'm using Vi, you can use any text editor
( Here's a tutorial for noobs http://www.linode.com/wiki/index.php/Vim_Tutorial )
Next we'll add the following entry to the Xservers file and comment out the previous line

Code:
-snip-
# This release of Solaris is configured to run the program /usr/X11/bin/Xserver
# to start the X server using configuration options found in the SMF repository
# See the Xserver(1) manual page for more information.


#  :0   Local local_uid@console root /usr/X11/bin/Xserver :0 -nobanner
  :0   Local local_uid@console root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun -dev /dev/fbs/gfb0 defdepth 24


Then simply reboot.

Fire up a terminal window:
use fbconfig -res /? to determine what you can display and then
set a suitable resolution of your choice, however do be careful regarding refresh rates. (ie fbconfig -res 1280x1024x85)

Regards


Ryan



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Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:54 am 
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Updating OpenGL adds even more raw performance.
It sometimes pays to experiment.


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Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:54 am 
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Agreed. Great method!

P.S. I like your avatar. 8-)

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Hehe thanks!



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Looks like i need to upload the driver pack, and post a download link here. Oh bother....

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Ryan Fox wrote:


Looks like i need to upload the driver pack, and post a download link here. Oh bother....

PLS do.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:37 am 
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Ryan, what was the original issue with OpenGL on Solaris 10 for you? I'm running an XVR-1200 on my Sunblade 2k. Wondering if I'm missing out on something? I do run the occasional Quake 3 instance and it "seems" to run ok sans the corrupted textures which I think is a known issue.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:55 am 
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sbarton wrote:
Ryan, what was the original issue with OpenGL on Solaris 10 for you? I'm running an XVR-1200 on my Sunblade 2k. Wondering if I'm missing out on something? I do run the occasional Quake 3 instance and it "seems" to run ok sans the corrupted textures which I think is a known issue.



When I originally got the system I installed Solaris 9, with relevant XVR1k drivers. Worked great until I decided to upgrade the OS to
Sol 10.u5 Turns out that the XVR1K only had basic support. 3D graphics were slow to say the least, and textures were an issue. So, the above solution was a simple work-around using the existing Solaris 9 support/driver package.
That reminds me ...
I'll need a public ftp to upload it to.

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Sun XVR1000_Driver Pack_Sol9,8,10

Attached is a download link to the driver pack. I have extracted and included the libraries required to install the Solaris 9 drivers on a Solaris 10.x system. (Required patches etc included)
Please follow the above instructions carefully.
Please note that the install scripts will only work for versions 8 and 9

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Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:30 am 
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Need to re-upload and host this on DropBox


Ryan Fox wrote:


Sun XVR1000_Driver Pack_Sol9,8,10

Attached is a download link to the driver pack. I have extracted and included the libraries required to install the Solaris 9 drivers on a Solaris 10.x system. (Required patches etc included)
Please follow the above instructions carefully.
Please note that the install scripts will only work for versions 8 and 9

Kind Regards


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New driver Link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7682864/xvr1000drv.tar

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