Subject: Re: Any experince with this alpha?
To: Steve M. Acheson <>
From: John C. Hayward <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/26/1996 14:44:23
First thanks to Steve and the several others who responded.
On Mon, 26 Aug 1996, Steve M. Acheson wrote:
> - The floppy might not be supported yet (means: I couldn't get it working but I
>    didn't try hard either).
> - Ethernet works well, and on boot senses what media.
This is probably documented somewhere but how do you install if you don't
have working floppy?  via ethernet and bootp or mop?
> It uses TGA (dec special) that supports up to 1280x1024 in several modes, 
> configured by jumpers on the Motherboard (you'll need a good monitor for some 
> freq's).  As for well, I'm not sure what you are comparing it to.  It runs and 
> we've got most X apps running easily so far (those that we have ported anyway).
Can someone give pointers to documentation to TGA or give freqs which are
supported so I can see if my present monitor will work?

Thanks in advance.