Subject: Re: Alpha X server limitations
To: Ben Tober <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/28/1997 11:51:15
On Tue, 28 Jan 1997 14:44:43 -0500 (EST) 
 Ben Tober <> wrote:

 > How different is the new console from the console facility provided by
 > Linux on the Alpha?  Supposedly, XFree86 is working with Linux on the Alpha,
 > and, unless there are good ideological reasons for doing so, things probably
 > ought to be made such that the code in XFree86 need not be that different
 > for Linux/Alpha and NetBSD/Alpha.
 > -ben

As I understand it, the Linux console stuff is designed to make it
look like a PC.  This is totally the wrong model for things like
the TurboChannel framebuffers (like on my DEC 3000/400 :-).

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