Sun ultra 40 m2 nvidia server won't start

Matt Thrailkill matt at
Tue Jun 22 13:39:03 PDT 2010

If he is using nvidia-xconfig, I don't think he would be getting an
xorg.conf that would work with anything other than Nvidia's binary

The last time I used it, nvidia-xconfig gave me a simple xorg.conf
that started X on my machine.

What kind of things are in /var/log/Xorg.0.log?  I suspect that will
have useful information.

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 5:55 AM, Pat Kane <pekane52 at> wrote:
> Laurel,
> I'd like to see you Xorg log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log ?).
> Have you tried the Nvidia binary driver?
> Pat
> ----
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 6:44 PM, Laurel Sillerud <laurel at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>    This is my last resort before I throw my Sun U40 M2 out the window.  I
>> have been working on reinstalling Solaris 10 05/08
>> and now face the daunting task of getting the X server to work.  I have used
>> nvidia-xconfig, and many other tools ( I have 30 years of unix experience)
>> to try to get this beast back up and running after a fresh install of S10.
>>  The only way I can get it to start is to not build and xorg.conf file.
>>  Then, the machine boots into 1024x768 mode and will not budge higher.  I
>> have a 24" monitor (Sun 24.1 LCD) that would really like to run at a higher
>> res, but I can't find an xorg.conf file that will run on this box.  The
>> system came with the monitor, and I got it working years ago at 1920x1200
>> just fine.  Now, no luck.  The major issue is that the nvidia driver will
>> not start the card.  Of course, I have all the log files proving that it
>> won't.  Any chance of getting a running xorg.conf that I could just plug in?
>> Laurel
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