Subject: Re: tga graphic cards
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Simon Richter <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/19/1999 16:38:04
On Tue, 19 Oct 1999, der Mouse wrote:

> I've never understood why NetBSD persists in trying to use XFree86 on
> non-x86 machines.  It seems to me that this is exactly the problem
> here: you're using an X server designed for x86 machines on a non-x86
> machine, and having trouble because the hardware and the software don't
> get along.  This makes about as much sense to me as trying to use the
> Mac version of SoftPC on a Sun and getting upset when it doesn't work.

XFree86 is no longer a x86 only project, and as long as you have a
supported graphics chipset, the server should work fine.