Problem with GUI login on Ultra 45

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Old 02-10-2011
Problem with GUI login on Ultra 45

I have a Sun Ultra 45 that was working perfectly until i upgraded it to Update 9 with a zfs filesystem. The box is sparc based and has an internal video card. When i boot it up, i receive an X server error and, while checking /var/dt/Xerrors, the following message is displayed

Fatal server error:
InitOutput: Error loading module for /dev/fb
XIO: fatal IO error 146 (Connection Refused) on X server ":0.0"
         after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

error (pid 749): Server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly 1
The loadable module for the display device SUNWnfb is not installed.

I've checked for the SUNWnfb package and it is indeed installed on the system. Are they any ideas on how to fix this problem?

---------- Post updated at 04:19 PM ---------- Previous update was at 04:14 PM ----------

Also, when i do a ls -l on /dev/fb this is the output:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 42 Feb 10 22:43 /dev/fb -> /devices/pic@1f,700000,XVR-300@0:nfb0

Last edited by Scott; 02-10-2011 at 07:40 PM.. Reason: Code tags for Code; Table tags for Tables
# 2  
Old 02-11-2011
have you checked for partially installed packages? was "pkginfo -p" if i remember right... also have you installed the latest patch-cluster after the installation? maybe the error is a bug un u9 and a patch will fix this... if nothing works, i would try a new installation (maybe on another disk) for testing and see if the fb is running.
# 3  
Old 02-11-2011
I ran the pkginfo -p command and the system returned nothing. I also started the OS reinstallation last night, before leaving for the day and it finished up. After rebooting the system this morning the issue remains.
# 4  
Old 02-11-2011
and a patch update with latest patch cluster didn't fix the problem?
# 5  
Old 02-11-2011
I'm negotiating through the Oracle/Sun webpage maze Smilie now trying to find the correct link to the cluster.
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Old 02-11-2011
i've found the patch clusters here:
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Old 02-11-2011
I'm on the phone with an Oracle engineer and we've ran through several checks and it appears that there was a good install, all of the packages are there with only one non-essential package that was not completely installed. He initially thought that it was an error with the mouse or keyboard not being plugged in correctly, but i've replaced and reseated both and they seem to be working fine.
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