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My SparcStation 5 currently uses 8-bit graphics.
Is there a way to set it up to show 24-bit without
byuing additional H/W?
The only device currently in /dev/fbs is cgsix0.
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The answer is no, sorry. cgsix is the GX graphics and it support only 8 bit. There is no way to upgrade it, like adding VRAM. You have to replace it by e.g. a SX graphics card or some third party module. Check whether the GX graphics is on an SBUS board or on the CPU board. If it's an SBUS board, you may send it back to your dealer and trade it in for an SX board. Be aware that you need at least 4MB VRAM and that the 24bit graphics will be slower than the GX.

Peter (pxh@mpe-garching.mpg.de)
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