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Need basic help in configuring X-Windows on Solaris 8 X86 platform

I've inherited a Solaris 2.8 system running on an x-86 platform. Tried previously to modifythe X-Windows settings--now, only get "basic" display
/var/dt/Xerror:
"Couldn't probe screen #0
Fatal server error:
InitOutput: AddScreen failed for SUNWati128...)

 Video card: NVidia GeForce 4 MX 440 60 - 85 Hz (60, 70,72,80,85)

Looking for examples of using kdmconfig.. how is the above card best configured to support X-Windows?

Thanks in advance,
 
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JFAMEC
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JFAMEC
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yuzhCommented:
Please check your Graphic card is on the Solaris Hardware Support List first:
   http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/

You can try to reconfigure the graphic card by:
   
   Power up the PC, when your see the following message on the screen:
   Enter to "boot interpreter" :
Select (b)oot or (i)nterpreter:i
Entering boot interpreter - type ctl-d to resume boot
   type in:
   b -r

   then just following the screen instruction to specify the correct hardware on your system.
(choose the NVidia AGP card).

also have a look at:
Solaris Intel FAQs:
http://access1.sun.com/FAQSets/Solarisx86FAQs.html
http://sun.drydog.com/faq/


   

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Hanno P.S.IT Consultant and Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Reconfigure X11:
 # kdmconfig -u
 # kdmconfig -cvf
and follow the on-screen menues

Reconfigure-reboot ("b -r") is not required.
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NukfrorCommented:
You might want to think about installing Solaris 10 x64 - I would have to think that GeForce card you have is supported.  In Solaris 10, you configure the X server using xorgconfig rather then kdmconfig as in Solaris 10 Sun has moved over to using the Xorg X server.

Assuming you do, be warned that Gnome within JDS has issues when someone tries to XDM to VNC into the box.  If you want to XDM or VNC in, you need to change the environment to another windowing environment like Fluxbox or something.
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