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    X On Solaris 10

    I want to install Solaris 10 on a HP nx6110 laptop - I have a reason for this!

    The problem I'm having is getting X running and I need some help. When X tries to start, the screen goes black, flickers a few times and then I get booted back to the prompt... not posting from the laptop so can't easily copy the X output but I can get it if needs be.

    Ideas?

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    Re: X On Solaris 10

    sounds like your installer got further than mine. I'm on first boot and instantly get a hardware detection screen that doesn't detect the keyboard - hence I can't proceed !?! Solaris 10 32bit AMD.

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    Re: X On Solaris 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    I want to install Solaris 10 on a HP nx6110 laptop - I have a reason for this!

    The problem I'm having is getting X running and I need some help. When X tries to start, the screen goes black, flickers a few times and then I get booted back to the prompt... not posting from the laptop so can't easily copy the X output but I can get it if needs be.

    Ideas?
    Your graphics card isn't supported/setup correctly.

    As for getting output, use a serial console. Also X writes a debug log out to /var/log/XFree86.0.log (assuming it's XFree86/X.org based).

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    Re: X On Solaris 10

    I can view the output in the XFree86.0.log and it seems to suggest that it's the graphics card - it also mentions something about the keyboard but says that this isn't a 'critical' warning.

    The chipset in the nx6110 is an Intel 915 - an unsupported one I have tried that suggested i810 driver. I thought I would try the VGA driver but now I get dodgy monitor errors

    Will try to get some more messages tonight.

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    Re: X On Solaris 10

    if there's a generic SVGA or VESA driver I would try that too. If you can, post the relevant chunks of the log file.

    Just out of curiosity, why Slowaris?

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    Re: X On Solaris 10

    @Geoff: I will also try the VESA driver tonight. BTW - it's to run some Sun management tools that are being a pain to install under Windows and Linux (and Solaris ).

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    Re: X On Solaris 10

    Aha so buying those fancy smancy Sun servers starting to be a problem huh ?

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    Re: X On Solaris 10

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    Aha so buying those fancy smancy Sun servers starting to be a problem huh ?
    Want to try the fancy smancy Sun software :P

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