Subject: Re: tga graphic cards
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/13/1999 19:41:40
The person to ask about this is cgd- I *think* (at the risk of
misrepresenting him) he wanted to larn the Xfree86 folks to not require
inb/outb inw/outw type semantics for a platform (difficult to manage in
sparse space alphas w/o BWX extensions). That may or may not be close to
wanting a nice MI interface.

On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, Simon Burge wrote:

> Ross Harvey wrote:
> > 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.)
> I think I've secured a spare AlphaPC164 to look into this a bit more
> seriously.  If I recall (without checking up in the archives), the
> problems with XFree86 have been "we (NetBSD) don't just want to make the
> VGA card look like a PC to XFree like some other Un*x clones do, we want
> a nice MI interface"?  Is this a fair summary?
> Simon.