Subject: Re: More newbie questions about the PC164
To: None <>
From: Ken Wellsch <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/15/1999 09:18:01
| Not trying to push people that are already  doing so much for port-alpha, 
| but... can anybody tell me whether concrete work is being done on the
| X-server for alpha's? Will there be an operational one again with
| NetBSD-1.4, and is work being done or planned on supporting more video 
| cards for X? Is it lack of support in NetBSD-alpha or XFree or both
| that is the limitation here? What is the nature of the work needed here;
| severe kernel hacking or hacking in intricate X-stuff. In other words:
| can ordinary -we-are-not-worthy- programmers (like me ;) do something
| useful here to assist?

Well, as a user, I did notice two days ago some updates to the alpha
specific part of the xsrc (when I sup I watch what comes in).  So I
quickly built the lot with a new kernel, dragged it over to a UDB and
gave it a try.  Having never seen X on the alpha port (because I didn't
try starting X until I'd moved onto -current) this is the first time
I actually had something almost happen - yeah!  The screen reverse
video'd and it told me (4) device not configured.  So I had planned
on monkeying around more to see what I didn't do to make it work,
assuming it will now.  Thanks!  -- Ken