Auto Setup for the Sun Workstation

Auto Setup for the Sun Workstation

This procedure, using the setup option diskette, which displays a color-bar pattern before the setup main menu, is recommended for better image quality. If, however, something goes wrong and the diskette is stuck in the middle of this procedure, perform Ouick Setup.


     The screen resolution 1280 x1024 is available in some SUN video cards.  When you use such a card, change the standard screen resolution from  1152x900 to 1280x1024 on the workstation.
  1.  If you use OpenWindows with the screen resolution 1280x1024, perform  auto setup as follows. Otherwise, perform quick setup.

To perform auto setup for the SUN workstation:

  1.  Set the screen resolution to 1 280x1024. Refer to your SUN workstation  manuals, Open Windows manuals, or online help to set the mode.

     How to set the screen resolution (for your reference)

     1. Connect the CRT monitor.
     2. Power on the Sun workstation.
     3. Press the STOP key and A key simultaneously during the system boot. The 'OK" prompt is displayed.
     4. Type setenv output-device screen:r1280x1024x67 and press Return
     5. Type Reset and press Return.

     The resolution is set to 1280x1024, and the vertical frequency is set to 67 Hz.

  2.  Turn on the monitor.
  3.  Turn on the SUN workstation. The screen remains blue until the SUN  workstation is ready. This is not a problem.

     If an error message is displayed

     If the message UNSUPPORTED VIDEO is displayed or nothing is  displayed at all, check that:

  4.  Log in as the root user. If you start the system from the  command prompt, start the Open Windows after login.  Wait for about 15 minutes, until the monitor warms up.

    NOTE: If the monitor is in standby mode ("STANDBY ON"), it might  automatically turn off while you are waiting for it to warm up.  Exit standby mode (refer to the explanation of STANDBY).  The power management function is not supported on SUN workstations.

  5.  If the terminal emulator in the command prompt window has not  started yet, start the emulator.
  6.  Type cd / from the command prompt of the terminal emulator, and  press Enter.
  7.  Insert the diskette labeled Setup Option Diskette (for Solaris)  into the SUN  workstation's diskette drive A. Type tar -xvf /dev/fdO and press Enter.

     The application programs included in the setup option diskettes are only for displaying  color-bar patterns. They are not for changing the display driver.

  8.  Type ./xcolorbar and press Enter.
  9.  If "Can't allocate color" is displayed:

    1.  Stop other programs.
    2.  Enter the commands in step 7 again.
    3.  Type ./xcolorbar and press Enter.

     If, after a few seconds, the setup main menu appears and starts  automatically, go to step 12. If it does not appear and start  automatically, go to the next step.

  10.  When the color-bar pattern appears, push the setup switch on the back  of the monitor:
     The setup main menu appears on top of the color-bar pattern:

  11.  Push one of the contrast control buttons.
  12.  The messages are automatically displayed in the following sequence:
     and auto setup is complete.

     If the screen flickers, go back to step 10 and redo the setup several  times until flickering is minimized. If the problem persists, adjust  manually by doing manual setup.

     The screen might be distorted during setup. This is not a problem.

     If "AUTO SETUP COMPLETED" is not displayed

     When the setup main menu is still on the screen, go back to  step 11. Otherwise, go back to step 10 and repeat the auto setup  procedure. If the setup procedure does not complete successfully,  an "AUTO SETUP FAILED" message appears. If this message  appears, repeat the auto setup procedure up to three times.

     If after retrying three times, you are unable to complete the  setup, perform manual setup, or contact the Display  Business Unit (DBU) helpline.

     If, after you perform auto setup, the display is still  distorted, perform the manual setup described in Appendix A.

  13.  Check the following for the color-bar pattern. If there is  anything wrong, go back to step 10 and redo the setup.

  14.  Press any key to exit the color-bar pattern.
  15.  Push the setup switch on the back of the monitor to turn off  the setup main menu.

You have completed the monitor setup.

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