Subject: Re: Some gooey questions...
To: None <VOGAN@BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU>
From: Allen 'Time?' Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/20/1994 17:33:48
> Just a quick question that will most likely sound stupid to the real
> UNIX programmers out there. Is it possible to make MacBSD run X, and if so
Yes. I think Brad Grantham has addressed this a bit. He's gotten it
working. Take a look at the dt source if you want info on how to access
the framebuffer w/o X.
> P.S.: Does anyone know how standard CD ROM drivers are? I've got an NEC
> Intersect 73 (way old) that I would like to access under UNIX. Not so much
> for data as for music.
As someone else pointed out, I wrote a trivial program a while back to
just get my Toshiba to play music. It should work on any computer that
supports the proper (standard) START/STOP play commands. The driver
is the same (for the most part) as the NetBSD/i386 driver, so source
that works for that system should work here (if it's written right ;-).
Soon, I hope to be using exactly the same drivers. There have been a
few changes that we've missed and the old reasons for having a separate
(high-level) driver aren't around any more...
Allen Briggs - end killing - email@example.com ** MacBSD == NetBSD/Mac **