Subject: Re: Getting a Multia to like NetBSD 1.4
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/25/1999 22:54:25
On 927689047 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
Todd Whitesel wrote:
>    6. I have some plain-VGA monitors lying around, and found that getting the
>	multia to use them is problematic. In particular, the documentation
>	for jumpers W3-W6 to set the SRM video mode is wrong. I found no
>	correspondence whatsoever between what the multia service manual says
>	and what my multia actually does. By trial and error I found a jumper
>	setting that gives me ancient VGA -- but then I discovered that the
>	imitation Sun console is only about 53x20 characters in that mode, so
>	sysinst blows chunks. Is there any way to force VGA text mode on a
>	multia?

I would guess no?  There should be a better mode, though.

>    7. Just now (while I was typing all this) it spontaneously halted to the
>	SRM console when I wasn't looking. Attempting to boot it delivered
>	a stream of "processor correctable error through vector 00000063"
>	messages (which I can pause with scroll lock, how nice) and it appears
>	to be very unhappy now so I turned it off. This is beginning to look
>	more like the infamous multia heat death, but as I have no prior
>	experience with the multia I figured I should appeal to port-alpha for
>	advice...

This looks exactly like my Multia that heat died.  I guess that the only thing
to do after that is to chip it.

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