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# 1  
Old 11-15-2001
Sun Video Card

My Ultra -2 Sun Monitor went blank one day ...
I tried using our monitor on another Sun , It worked fine .
So the problem would be with the video card ..
The thing is i have an Old Ultra 1 which has not been used for some time . I hooked that up to see the monitor works with that works fine .
So my question is can i remove my Ultra 1 video card and connect it to my Ultra 2 . I have never done this b4 , so i wanted to know if i have to reconfigure anythin on my Ultra 2

U1 Card #525-1388
# 2  
Old 11-15-2001
I'm not sure, but I think the frame buffer cards for Ultra 1 and Ultra 2 machines are physically different, so no you wouldn't be able to swap them. Can anyone confirm this? I'll see if I can't look it up later if I have more time.
# 3  
Old 11-15-2001

I think the part number you gave is the wrong number. I can't find it anywhere.

Anyways, if it is the Turbo GX+ frame buffer, it can probably be swapped with an Ultra 2.

The Ultra 2s have an Elite frame buffer that is for Ultra 2s only however.

Hope this helps
# 4  
Old 11-15-2001
Can u tell me how can i find out the part number ... Thats is if this is not the correct number
# 5  
Old 11-15-2001
You'd have to look at the SBUS connector on the card itself. Somewhere on the black connector, there is usually some kind of sticker with a bar code and a number (probably looks similar to 501-xxxx)

If the Ultra 1 is usable, look at the output for the dmesg command and look for something that refers to the graphics card. What comes up here will tell you what graphics card it is. If it is a Turbo GX+, you will most likely find references to cgsix0 or something similar.
# 6  
Old 11-19-2001
Ok this are the part numbers
U1 - 501-2633(FFB double buffered Graphics Acclerator )
U2 - 501-3129(FFB Single Buffered Graphics Accelerator)

Can u tell me where if i can swap the part from U1 to U2
# 7  
Old 11-19-2001
You should be able to use that card that is in your U1 on your U2.
I believe that's a TGX+ card, and is one of Sun's generic cards, so it should be fine.
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