Subject: WSS on Multia UDB
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
From: John A. Maier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/02/2000 19:02:00
I've been messing around with this "new" Alpha Multia and I've have
My conclusion is that it a great support computer. I.e. low-end
webserver, simple nfs server or mp3 player :-) etc.
Well I've compiled a list of problems/questions I have run into over the
weekend at home...
1) mpeg123 is not Alpha-ized but amp works well as a mp3 player (FYI)
2) When I play any audio it has a hint of wavering. I thought it was amp
at first, but I played some of the wav files from wmsound and I can still
here it! Anyone else noticed this? Is this just my Multia or all
Multia? (BTW drq is 3)
3) Looking at the board it seems that there is at least 2 megs of video
memory, so what's up with only 8bit video? I realize it is not a NetBSD
thing, since the startup video test is obviously 8bit.
4) I use wscons on i386 all of the time, how do I do virtual terms with
the Alpha wscons? I perform the exact same steps as I do for i386 and it
doesn't like it!
John A. Maier
Kemper Military School and College
Director of MIS