Subject: Re: X server/kernel problems
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Steve Moulton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/28/1999 10:47:12
I am reposting this to the list to keep others from looking into it.
Thanks to Roland for his help.
I'm beginning to run out of uses for this alpha. Need another X-head,
strike linux (won't even install reliably), strike NetBSD (no X for
native video card), took NT off of it as useless, as I can't get tools
from m$, don't wanna pay for another DEC/Compaq license. The French Broad
river runs along the back of the farm, splash ...
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Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 15:34:37 -0700
From: "R. C. Dowdeswell" <email@example.com>
On 938469308 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
Steve Moulton wrote:
>On Monday, September 27 1999, "R. C. Dowdeswell" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wr
>> On 938462046 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
>> Steve Moulton wrote:
>> >I am having a heck of a time getting X to run on a
>> >Digital AlphaStation 200 4/233. I've tried rebuilding the
>> >kernel a bunch of ways, and still get
>> Do you have a ZLXp-E1 (TGA)? If not, then the Xserver won't
>from dmesg ...
>vga0 at pci0 dev 13 function 0: S3 Trio32/64 (rev. 0x00)
>wsdisplay0 at vga0: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
>Looks like I'm toast.
>I saw the note in the FAQ about this, but also saw in the
>installation documentation for NetBSD/alpha, that both
> - VGA-compatible video (pcivga)
> - ZLXp-E1 DECchip 21030-based video, tga
>were supported. Of course, the installation documentation did not
>explicitly mention X here.
>Since you mailed this to me and did not cc the list, I did not
>post this back to the list. With your permission, I'd like to.
Sure. The place that the documentation is easiest to find is:
Although VGA is supported, it is only for the console.
== Roland Dowdeswell http://www.Imrryr.ORG/~elric/ ==
== The Unofficial NetBSD Web Pages http://www.Imrryr.ORG/NetBSD/ ==
== The NetBSD Project http://www.NetBSD.ORG/ ==
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