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The questions of setting up X on Sparc machines periodically come up on the mailing list. It is not unusual that the same question is repeated after a while. This page may be used to share useful information (config files, PROM settings, etc) regarding the use of X on Sparc hardware.

General instructions

Important: these instructions only apply if you are installing xorg package with version 1:7.0.22 or earlier. Starting with 1:7.0.23 most issues should have been fixed, so if you experience problems with these newer versions, please report them using BTS.


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Similarly, Xorg issues the following warning:

Both messages, along with the fact that removing the SunPCi card is needed, seem to indicate that something bad is going on wrt. I/O. None of these problems appeared with Xorg 6.9.