Subject: Re: ZLXp-E2
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ted Spradley <email@example.com>
Date: 10/18/1998 21:12:46
> On Sun, 18 Oct 1998 20:25:37 -0500
> Ted Spradley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Great! How soon can you have it ready?
> That's not a terribly productive attitude, unfortunately.
Yeah, I shouldn't have sent that. Just expressing frustration. I'm
> NetBSD doesn't panic anymore. I fixed that. It took all of an hour
> to write the necessary code, given the BT-463 manual.
Great! I was hoping that much was ready, I just haven't tried again yet.
> And, if wscons doesn't work on the card, then X won't either.
> You see, the Linux X server doesn't work under NetBSD. NetBSD uses
> completely different methods to access the frame buffer. This issue
> has been discussed for a long time. Check the archives.
I suppose that means the patch is not applicable at all?
> Of course, no one has stepped up to do the work. Most notably, those
> who want it the most (judging by how vocal they are) haven't put forth
> any effort into making it happen.
> I think you'll find that the situation will improve at a much faster rate
> if you put forth some effort into fixing it.
Can you give me any pointers to get started? Is info about the board
available on the Web? I'll have a try at wscons. If I can make that
work, then I'll have a go at the Xserver.
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