Subject: Re: Should X work on my system?
To: Robert I Murillo <>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/29/1999 13:18:10
NetBSD-1.3.3, with a newer Xserver should not work, you need to
get the Xserver from the same vintage, in order to have it work.
The new Xserver is expecting wscons, and NetBSD-1.3.3 does not have

If you run a -current kernel, and a -current Xserver, you should
be able to get it working.

(And, I think that /etc/XF86Config is not used, since the alpha
TGA Xserver is not XFree86.  XalphaNetBSD should just "DTRT" if
you have a ZLXp-E1 (TGA) without needing additional configuration,
as the kernel recognises how the card is set up.)

On 925416839 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
Robert I Murillo wrote:
>I am running NetBSD 1.3.3 on an AlphaStation 500 with a TGA adapter, and
>have the XalphaNetBSD Xserver that was included with the snapshot.  When I
>try to run it with
>XalphaNetBSD :0
>It says:
>alphaKbdPriv.fd = 0 (0)
>alphaPtrPriv.fd = 1 (0)
>Getting interface configuration (4): Device not configured
>unable to get frame buffer type: Inappropriate ioctl for device
>Fatal server error:
>no screens found
>I used xf86config to make my /etc/XF86Config, and it looks okay.
>any ideas what the problem might be?

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