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Solaris 10 build 69 video issues
To avoid video problems with Solaris 10 build 69:
- kdmconfig comes up in build 69 but does not really do anything other than
confuse the issue. If you do not believe this, look in
/usr/dt/config/Xservers and see if /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun
is your active Xserver. It isn't. If you want to use Xsun,
cp -p /usr/dt/config/Xservers /etc/dt/config/Xservers
and change it to use the Xsun server. Restart dtlogin.
If you want to continue using xorg, then you need to disable kdmconfig
from starting at boot time when your hardware changes with the SMF
svcadm disable svc:/platform/i86pc/kdmconfig
- Xorg is the default Xserver. It is not perfect, and lots of times you will
get a default 640x480 or some other non-perfect resolution.
One way to configure this Xserver is to run
and hack up the config file. I went another way and run
tool and gave my monitor settings (vertical and horizontal timings), told it
to do 24-bit at 1600 and I got a working screen on my Radeon 9600 which
Solaris originally brought up at 640x480.