Solaris Handbook for Sun Frame Buffers

Multiple Monitor Configuration

To run more than one frame buffer, you need to modify your /etc/config/Xservers file. The Expert3D device is identified as ifbx (for example, ifb0 and ifb1 for two Expert3D devices. To do this:

  1. Become superuser and open the /etc/dt/config/Xservers file.

    # cd /etc/dt/config
    # vi Xservers

  2. Modify the file by adding the device locations for the applicable frame buffers being used.

    The following example shows the Xservers configuration file modified for one Creator card and two Expert3D cards:

    :0 Local local_uid@console root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0 -dev /dev/fbs/ffb0 
    -dev /dev/fbs/ifb1 -dev /dev/fbs/ifb0 -nobanner

    See "Multiview Ports" for information on configuring multiple Expert3D cards in a single system.