Subject: AXPpci33 and ISA graphics
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Kukat <email@example.com>
Date: 04/22/2000 19:04:53
Since several says, i set up my AXPpci with NetBSD, tried around a bit with
RAIDframe on it, did some strange things to get it running stable, kicked my
RL-8139 into trash and got fingers on a sixpack 3c905, and now wanted to finish
the work by putting some ISA graphics card into it. the PCI card (S3 virge)
does strange things: It works, but the message "BIOS emulation..." doesn't
appear, there is just a bunch of crap on the screen. The S3 868 doesn't work
at all, and my Mach64 seems to be broken. Every ISA card i tried works in
the usual console mode, but when the kernel starts, it doesn't show anything.
PCI cards work, but this board just has 3 PCI slots, a bit too less for what i
want to do with the machine.
So, does anybody have hints how to get ISA graphics cards running in NetBSD for
text console, or isn't this simply supported? i386 works, i think, and this
also doen't use card BIOS, maybe some "drivers" should be linked in?
Thanx in advance for any help.
Michael@camaronet.de, Rottweil/Germany, http://www.camaronet.de
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