Subject: Re: tga graphic cards
To: Simon Richter <>
From: Julian Assange <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/21/1999 11:58:51
Simon Richter <> writes:

> 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.
>    Simon

The last time I looked, libggi seemed to have bus_spaceism's. There's
a ggi server for X. Has anyone looked at alpha support for ggi and
going down that path?