Subject: Re: X on DEC 3000
To: Matthew Cordes <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/09/2001 18:29:26
On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 10:07:34AM -0500, Matthew Cordes wrote:
> 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.  

Why ? XF86Config is an i386 specific thing (well, it may appear on others ports
which uses SVGA boards too). But traditionnal X server expects a framebuffer,
and a in-kernel driver for the video board, so you don't have to deal
with video modes and such. Much cleaner :)

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.