[csw-users] DVD help pt2

H. Streit hstreit at swri.edu
Tue Feb 8 00:19:41 CET 2005

It's in the 66MHz PCI Slot.
The card is definetly an ATI Radeon, however I've tried the whole
"Mix-n-match x86 & SPARC PCI cards" game before.  It never works.
The BIOS hooks for a SPARC-based system are /way/ different.
My last experiment was with a commercial scsi card from Best Buy, the 
firmware that an x86 will pickup is vastly different than what a 
SPARC-based puppy needs.

jreid at ctc.net wrote:
> Out of curosity, is your XVR-100 plugged into the 66MHz slot on your 1500 or
 > one of the 33MHz slots?
> Next question, if the XVR-100 is a repackaged Radeon 7000, does that mean that
 > some of the newer Radeon boards would work?  The top of the line
 > avail is only $128 so I might go get one and test it myself if I
 > can to the store this week.
 > Anyone have any first hand experience?
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>>Date: 7-Feb-2005 15:43:04 -0500
>>From: "H. Streit" <hstreit at swri.edu>
>>To: <jreid at vnet.net>, "questions and discussions" <users at lists.blastwave.org>
>>Subject: Re: SPAM::Re: [csw-users] DVD help pt2
>>Hm,  I have a Blade1500 with a stock ATI video card running Solaris 9.
>>DVD-playback sucks.  I think the video is an XVR-100...
>>jreid at ctc.net wrote:
>>>>>Part 2 of my question is this:  I'm looking for a suggestion for a PCI
>>>>>video card to do dvd playback that has support for Sun's X server?  Any
>>>>>suggestions out there?
>>>>I'm guessing you are talking about x86 architecture.  In my option I would
>>>>look at an ATI Radeon because Solaris 10 x86 supports the Xvideo extention
>>>>on Radeon.  There are probibly other cards that support Xvideo too but
>>>>I've only tested radeon.
>>>Actually, no SPARC.  I have an AX1105-500 motherobard.
>>>It's a pci/ide SPARC based system.  I'm am looking at
>>>the Radeon, has anyone tested it on a SPARC with Sun's
>>>Joe Reid
>>>jreid at vnet.net
>>>users mailing list
>>>users at lists.blastwave.org
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