Subject: Re: X on DEC 3000
To: Hash, Tom <>
From: Matthew Cordes <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/09/2001 10:07:34
To which accomplishment are you referring?  

I'll tell you basically what I did...

1.	install NetBSD 1.5 on dec3000/500 via serial console from cd
2.	make the TCWSCONS kernel (see manual for kernel compilation instructions)
3.	compile cvs x11 source or (easier) find Xserver binary someone posted
4.	type 'startx' as root user...  This seems to work even w/o an 
XF86Config file which baffles me, but it works.  

Now I'm experimenting with the excelent pkgsrc system and linux/digital 

Good luck and feel free to email me specific questions if you get stuck.


On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 08:40:20AM -0500, Hash, Tom wrote:
> How the devil did you accomplish that?  Do you have a link to directions?
> Thanks,
> Tom
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Cordes []
> Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 11:10 PM
> To:
> Subject: X on DEC 3000
> Hello all, 
> My dec3000 is now displaying on its native monitor (good bye serial
> console), but I have a few questions....
> 1.	I'm using the TCWSCONS kernel and the text seems to only 
> 		occupy the middle of the monitor, e.g. there is a 2-3inch
> 		border of unused monitor space around the edge of the
> display.
> 		Is this normal?  Is there some way to set the dimensions of
> my 
> 		monitor?
> 2.	What about X?  I saw the binary Xserver in the archives, but it
> 		is unclear what I do with this.
> 3.	Could someone post their XF86Config. Or explain how I can determine
> 		the video/monitor specs of this machine?  Are there any
> config
> 		tools to auto-generate the XF86Config file (xf68Setup, etc)?
> 4.	If I wished to compile X for myself the sentiment was that I needed 
> 		a newer version of the x source code that that which came
> with 1.5,
> 		where do I find this (cvs version?)?
> -matt
> Thank you all for your help