Subject: Re: Looking for information about a DEC video board...
To: Herb Peyerl <>
From: Jon Katz <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/13/1996 08:00:17
Herb, thanks for clearing things up!

I used to have a Boca SuperX VGA (512K) which was a CL5420 and I now 
recetly purchased a Cirrus Logic 5429. Both are 16bit ISA. The XFree86 
SVGA server works fine with the latter chipset. I had to use VGA16 with 
the Boca because of limited memory on the video board.

Speaking of video, etc., what would be involved in getting a port of X 
for NetBSD up and running on a DEC Alpha? Shouldn't XFree86/X11R6.1 
sources compile fairly easily (and quickly :-) on a Alpha? 

Also (another aside :-) has NetBSD been known to work on the 21164 EBs 
and motherboards? I hopefully will be procuring one this summer! 

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