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  1. mouse and keyboard for 280R

    I am luky to get for free 2 sunfire 280R.
    I want to use this 2 280R like gateway for a wireless network in some
    big's congres for a week or more.
    For comodity I want to use X on this machines. To do so I install frame
    buffer like the model I saw in the sun Full Components List for this
    machines.
    how to startX now? ( to access the 280R by network and work on it with X
    and may be some things like VNC)
    Is it possible (and needed) to find and install mouse and keybord to
    work ont the 280R like work station? Where can I find this harware?
    Is it necessary to install a new harware card for this?
    thanks

  2. Re: mouse and keyboard for 280R

    papy writes:
    >I am luky to get for free 2 sunfire 280R.
    >I want to use this 2 280R like gateway for a wireless network in some
    >big's congres for a week or more.
    >For comodity I want to use X on this machines. To do so I install frame
    >buffer like the model I saw in the sun Full Components List for this
    >machines.
    >how to startX now? ( to access the 280R by network and work on it with X
    >and may be some things like VNC)
    >Is it possible (and needed) to find and install mouse and keybord to
    >work ont the 280R like work station? Where can I find this harware?
    >Is it necessary to install a new harware card for this?



    Have you sat by the 280R yet? Did the fan noise deafen you enough to
    think that there's probably a reason that most 280R's don't come with
    frame buffers?

    Otherwise, with a new enough Solaris install on them, and the correct
    packages installed, you should be able to plug any USB keyboard/mouse
    in and have X windows startup if its enabled to do so (is by default).



  3. Re: mouse and keyboard for 280R

    Doug McIntyre a écrit :
    > papy writes:
    >> I am luky to get for free 2 sunfire 280R.
    >> I want to use this 2 280R like gateway for a wireless network in some
    >> big's congres for a week or more.
    >> For comodity I want to use X on this machines. To do so I install frame
    >> buffer like the model I saw in the sun Full Components List for this
    >> machines.
    >> how to startX now? ( to access the 280R by network and work on it with X
    >> and may be some things like VNC)
    >> Is it possible (and needed) to find and install mouse and keybord to
    >> work ont the 280R like work station? Where can I find this harware?
    >> Is it necessary to install a new harware card for this?

    >
    >
    > Have you sat by the 280R yet? Did the fan noise deafen you enough to
    > think that there's probably a reason that most 280R's don't come with
    > frame buffers?
    >
    > Otherwise, with a new enough Solaris install on them, and the correct
    > packages installed, you should be able to plug any USB keyboard/mouse
    > in and have X windows startup if its enabled to do so (is by default).
    >
    >

    Thanks to answere.
    Yes noise is big. I have a small room with all my computers.
    We will use this machine for time to time for big show. We are geek
    association specialised in the wifi for the fun and the "FREE".

    Do you said usb keyboard and a usb mouse OR usb keyboard with small
    round connection for mouse like SUN keyboard and mouse for sparc station?
    Do you know setting EEPROM to get usb keyboard and mouse work?

    I have to find SUN matérial only?
    thanks a lot

  4. Re: mouse and keyboard for 280R

    papy writes:

    >Doug McIntyre a écrit :
    >> papy writes:
    >>> I am luky to get for free 2 sunfire 280R.
    >>> I want to use this 2 280R like gateway for a wireless network in some
    >>> big's congres for a week or more.
    >>> For comodity I want to use X on this machines. To do so I install frame
    >>> buffer like the model I saw in the sun Full Components List for this
    >>> machines.
    >>> how to startX now? ( to access the 280R by network and work on it with X
    >>> and may be some things like VNC)
    >>> Is it possible (and needed) to find and install mouse and keybord to
    >>> work ont the 280R like work station? Where can I find this harware?
    >>> Is it necessary to install a new harware card for this?

    >>
    >>
    >> Have you sat by the 280R yet? Did the fan noise deafen you enough to
    >> think that there's probably a reason that most 280R's don't come with
    >> frame buffers?
    >>
    >> Otherwise, with a new enough Solaris install on them, and the correct
    >> packages installed, you should be able to plug any USB keyboard/mouse
    >> in and have X windows startup if its enabled to do so (is by default).
    >>
    >>

    >Thanks to answere.
    >Yes noise is big. I have a small room with all my computers.
    >We will use this machine for time to time for big show. We are geek
    >association specialised in the wifi for the fun and the "FREE".


    >Do you said usb keyboard and a usb mouse OR usb keyboard with small
    >round connection for mouse like SUN keyboard and mouse for sparc station?
    >Do you know setting EEPROM to get usb keyboard and mouse work?


    >I have to find SUN matérial only?



    The 280R is new enough to be USB only, not with a Sun Type-5 keyboard port.
    That type has been depreciated, and Sun is USB only now.

    Any keyboard/mouse should work, you shouldn't be restricted to Sun only kit.

    It should just work when powered on with the USB keyboard connected,
    and a frame-buffer in the machine. You do need to have the keyboard
    connected before power on.

    http://docs.sun.com/source/806-4805/setup.htm



  5. Re: mouse and keyboard for 280R

    On 2007-12-06, papy wrote:
    > Doug McIntyre a écrit :
    >> papy writes:
    >>> I am luky to get for free 2 sunfire 280R.
    >>> I want to use this 2 280R like gateway for a wireless network in some


    [ ... ]

    >>> Is it possible (and needed) to find and install mouse and keybord to
    >>> work ont the 280R like work station? Where can I find this harware?


    [ ... ]

    >> Otherwise, with a new enough Solaris install on them, and the correct
    >> packages installed, you should be able to plug any USB keyboard/mouse
    >> in and have X windows startup if its enabled to do so (is by default).


    [ ... ]

    > Do you said usb keyboard and a usb mouse OR usb keyboard with small
    > round connection for mouse like SUN keyboard and mouse for sparc station?
    > Do you know setting EEPROM to get usb keyboard and mouse work?


    Any USB keyboard and mouse will work -- though the keyboards
    will be missing some of the special codes which the Sun ones can send,
    and you *do* need a mouse with at least three buttons (thus not a Mac
    single-button keyboard). I'm using a Logitech optical trackball for a
    mouse, though I am using the Sun USB keyboard.

    You *cannot* use the older Sun keyboards or mice with the round
    DIN connectors.

    And you don't need to do *anything* with the EEPROM to get a USB
    keyboard or mouse to work. The defaults are to use the USB for keyboard
    and mouse -- because that system does not have the DIN connectors for
    the older keyboards.

    Also -- if you don't have a keyboard plugged in when you boot,
    it will instead use a terminal connected to TTY-A as a console. To
    substitute for Stop-A you will need to send a break, and I forget what
    you need to duplicate the Stop-N function.

    > I have to find SUN matérial only?


    You don't *have* to -- but some things are easier with a real
    Sun keyboard -- such as the Stop-A to reset to the OBP, or the Stop-N to
    reset the EEPROM settings to defaults. And the Sun keyboard for the USA
    is available in either the Unix programming style (with Control to the
    left of the 'A' key) or the word processing/PC style (with Caps Lock
    where Control should be. There are keyboards available for many other
    languages as well, including French.

    Good Luck,
    DoN.

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