Subject: Re: Framebuffer on DEC 3000/300
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Toru Nishimura <email@example.com>
Date: 04/27/2000 17:57:52
> On a similar topic, is it possible to disable the built-in baseboard
> framebuffer on the DEC 3000/300?
Not possible, I think.
> Mine has bad framebuffer RAM, and so
> fails boot-up tests. (Visually, I lose scan lines.) As I can't
> physically remove it, I'd like to get the system to ignore it, if
> possible---especially as I can fit a working TurboChannel framebuffer
> card (PMAG-BA, if I recall correctly) from elsewhere if need be to
> supplant it.
When you put the TC framebuffer on DEC3000/300 option slot, it will be
selected as a video console.
> Does NetBSD/alpha on the DEC 3000/300 support more than one framebuffer
> installed at once?
I tried to use CX (PMAG-B) on DEC3000/300, got the herrible video
performance and convinced myself I would never try it again...
I recommend to get an excess HX (PMAGB-B) or HX+ (PMAGD).