Subject: Re: tga graphic cards
To: Berndt Josef Wulf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 10/16/1999 11:10:37
On Sat, 16 Oct 1999 16:13:46 +0930 (CST)
Berndt Josef Wulf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Yes, DU4 and True64 Unix work with the Diamond Stealth 64 and similar
> cards. I consider 1024x768x16 to be a hires mode which performed quite
> well on my system.
That's not the same as going down to Fry's, buying a "random" PCI VGA
card, plugging it in, and having it working.
DU works with a very small well-defined set of PCI VGA devices, and it
has a kernel driver for each one it supports.
If it worked with a "random" board you happen to have, you're lucky that
it has one of the DU supported chipsets.
> Hold your horses.... You may recall my initial posting was an attempt
> to find a supplier for a TGA 8 plane card (P/N PBXGA-AA). I didn't ask
> nor expected anyone to write a VGA-xserver, as I knew to well that
> this will never happen. The resulting discussion started spontaneously,
If it never happens, then it's the fault of the user community who's
not willing to do the work.
> obviously sparked by my email. The xserver appears to be the tickle
> point in the NetBSD-alpha community... ;)
...and those who actually care about having it work (my Alphas are largely
headless, too, because they are servers, so I have no real vested interest
in having it work) should put forth the effort to make it happen.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>