Subject: Re: tga graphic cards
To: None <,>
From: Ross Harvey <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/13/1999 18:53:11
> From: Andrew Gallatin <>
> Berndt Josef Wulf writes:
>  > G'day,
>  > 
>  > I call a AXPpci33 my own for more than 3 years and was hoping that
>  > a xserver supporting standard vga-pci cards may become available at
>  > some point in time. This doesn't appear to become reality and I am now
>  > looking to purchase a tga-pci card allowing me to run local Xsessions
>  > on this system.
>  > 
>  > Does anyone know a supplier which sells those elusive tga pci cards
>  > suitable for installation in an AXPpci33 box? Possibly to a price I
>  > can afford? I've never seen any of these cards being offered for sale 
>  > or advertised in Australia.
>  > 
> This is almost funny.
> We should set up some sort of NetBSD/alpha <-> FreeBSD/alpha video
> card exchange.  Those of use running FreeBSD/alpha can run XFree86 on
> standard PCI VGA hardware, but we don't have a console driver for
> TGAs...

I've said it before but once again: we really do need a volunteer
willing to work on X for NetBSD/alpha. It has always been on my list,
but has never made it to top priority, so I've never even started work
on it and I'm not sure if that will ever change. (I always think I can
start in a month or two, but it's always at .+2.)