Subject: Re: Video cards
To: Allen Briggs <>
From: chas williams <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 03/28/1994 09:01:14
In message <>,Allen Briggs writ
>about the 24-bit or 8/24.  Your best bet is probably to hear what kinds
>of cards people are using now.

I am currently using a plain old Apple 8-bit video card set to b/w.  I haven't
had much luck with using it in 8-bit mode, but I like b/w anyway...

>Any negative or positive experiences to report (outside the Apple 8-bit
>or 1-bit cards)?  Anyone?

I have a supermac 8/24 that does NOT work (regardless of its bit depth setting)
I put the card in 1-bit 640x480 (or whatever), select boot, and it basically
hangs.  When I boot using the other (Apple 8bit) card (while leaving the
supermac plugged in) NetBSD/Mac reports that the supermac card is in 1-bit mode
but that its size is 83xx6xx (one of the modes available)  How does NetBSD 
handle cards that have various supported sizes?  Why does it think the SuperMac
card has that size? (i can get the exact boot messages if any cares...)

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--chas iii