Subject: Re: WSS on Multia UDB
To: John A. Maier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <email@example.com>
Date: 04/03/2000 13:27:52
On 954720120 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
"John A. Maier" wrote:
>1) mpeg123 is not Alpha-ized but amp works well as a mp3 player (FYI)
I think that this is a version thing. The version of mpg123 that
I have mpg123-0.59o seems to like the alpha okay. I have heard
that later versions have problems, but haven't looked into it.
>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)
I've noticed this a little. Haven't looked into this.
>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.
It is actually possible, I think to set up 16 bit colour, and I've
been thinking about doing this. It won't be in 1.5, though.
>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!
This doesn't work on frame buffers as yet. I think that this is
something else that would be nice to have. You'd have to save a bit
of state, but shouldn't be too terribly difficult. Not for 1.5, either,
though, I'd imagine.
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