Solaris Handbook for Sun Frame Buffers

Choosing Extended Overlay (-extovl)

Enabling the extended overlay option will switch the Series 3 Creator 3D from the standard overlay mode supported on series 1 or 2 to the new extended overlay functionality supported on Series 3. 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. Extended Overlays can only be enabled on DBZ boards running in a standard resolution.

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

    ffbconfig -extovl enable