When your system is first started, Solaris places all Expert3D cards in the system in master mode. To use the Expert3D cards for multiviewing, use the SUNWifb_config utility to set one of the cards to be the slave.
There can only be one master Expert3D card in a system.
You must choose a screen resolution supported by Expert3D and assure that each Expert3D monitor in frame lock is set to that resolution.
Refer to the boot man page for device location and device numbering information for how devices are numbered based on their physical location. You may select any device (that is, ifb0 or ifb1) to be the master Expert3D device.
To configure two Expert3D cards for multiviewing through frame locking:
Select an Expert3D card to designate as the master for the system.
One solution for designating an Expert3D to be the master is to use the Expert3D card that serves as the boot/console head for the system.
Make sure that each Expert3D card installed has the same screen resolution as the Expert3D in the master mode.
If the resolution on each Expert3D card is not the same, you must change it to match the Expert3D in master mode.
To check the resolution of an Expert3D card, use the SUNWifb_config utility. For example:
% SUNWifb_config -dev /dev/fbs/ifb0 -prconf
You must repeat this command for each Expert3D card in the system.
The SUNWifb_config utility displays the current screen resolution setting. It also displays additional information, such as whether the Expert3D card is a master or a slave.
If you need to change the resolution of an Expert3D card, use the SUNWifb_config utility. For example
% SUNWifb_config -dev /dev/fbs/ifb1 -res 1280x1024x76 now nocheck
Connect the frame lock multiview cable to each Expert3D card.
See Figure 8-4.
From the master Expert3D card display window, configure the other Expert3D card in slave mode.
To do this, use the SUNWifb_config utility.
% SUNWifb_config -dev /dev/fbs/ifb1 -slave on
You must configure each card separately.
Your system is now ready for frame lock and buffer swap synchronization software applications.
To reconfigure your Expert3D card from slave mode back to master mode, do one of the following:
Power cycle the system.
Use the SUNWifb_config utility. For example:
% SUNWifb_config -dev /dev/fbs/ifb1 -slave off
You must configure each card in slave mode separately.