Solaris Handbook for Sun Frame Buffers

Device Configuration

Use the /usr/sbin/ffbconfig program to alter the Creator accelerator's monitor video mode, default visual, default linear order, and the number of WIDs. Refer to the ffbconfig(1m) man page for details.

Attempts to grab stereo through DGA are rejected unless the monitor is configured in a stereo video mode.

When the "shared" OWconfig file is being updated via ffbconfig, an error occurs if the /usr/openwin directory is remotely mounted. This occurs even though ffbconfig is a setuid root program. This is because in UNIX, the root user of the local machine is different from the root users on a remote machine. The workaround is to log in to the remote machine to execute ffbconfig.