Solaris Handbook for Sun Frame Buffers

Choosing Extended Overlay (-extovl)

Enabling the extended overlay option will switch the Expert3D system to the extended overlay functionality. The extended overlay mode enables full 256-color overlays and hardware-accelerated Server Overlay Visuals. The maximum number of underlay Window IDs (WIDs) is increased from 32 to 64 and three new overlay WIDs are provided.

To Configure for Extended Overlay Mode
  1. Enter the following:

    SUNWifb_config -extovl enable