951871 wrote:A serial connection, whether it be to the LOM port or to the TTYa port is your only recourse.
BTW, have also tried to connect using a serial terminal and nothing there either.
find have to do fbconfig and a couple other cmds. Yes. The documentatiuon should suggest that as well.Can't relocate the link right now, but was referred to /usr/lib/fbconfig which should have some commands "SUNW...." which do NOT exist.
My other 10 year old Solaris 8 works fine and has those files (symlinks to some files in /usr/sbin (which exist BTW).The video card, I didn't order, but I think it is a ATI and the same one was installed in 2 or 3 other Sunfires but with Solaris 9 and 10; and all works well.A glance at the card should show a paper sticker with a part number. A google search using the first seven digits should point you toward the actual beast.
I'm going to make a guess from six-year-old or seven-year-old vague memory that you may have a XVR-100 card, part number 375-3126. See ...
The SUNWpfb driver packages for Solaris 8 and 9 were only on a CD that shipped with the card. Solaris 10 driver packages shipped with the Solaris 10 media and ISO's. The drivers would benefit you only to take advantage of graphics features beyond generic signal-to-the-display. After the packages are installed you can use fbconfig and also pfbconfig to manipulate how the card would work.