Subject: Re: X server/kernel problems
To: None <>
From: Steve Moulton <>
List: port-alpha
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 ...

	- Steve

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Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 15:34:37 -0700
From: "R. C. Dowdeswell" <>
Message-Id: <>

On 938469308 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
Steve Moulton wrote:
>On Monday, September 27 1999, "R. C. Dowdeswell" <> 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
>> work.
>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.

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