Subject: Re: problem with AlphaStation 255 frame buffer
To: Ed Wensell III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Riccardo Veraldi <Riccardo.Veraldi@fi.infn.it>
Date: 04/09/2001 15:06:41
the problem is that I have a Number 9 Trio 64. The driver for that card is
not included in the xserver.tgz so that it won't work.
I think I have to compile it myself.
Your PowerStorm is not an S3 based video chip.
On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, Ed Wensell III wrote:
> Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 05:50:03 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Ed Wensell III <email@example.com>
> To: Riccardo Veraldi <Riccardo.Veraldi@fi.infn.it>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: problem with AlphaStation 255 frame buffer
> --- Riccardo Veraldi <Riccardo.Veraldi@fi.infn.it> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have a PCI number 9 Trio 64 frame buffer on my AlphaStation
> > 255
> > (233MHz).
> > X11 server does not work
> I have an AlphaStation 255/233 which ran X11 fine out of the
> box... Once I figured out I had to manually decompress
> xserver.tgz to get the all important XalphaNetBSD and manually
> create X link to it since the regular install scripts do not.
> Although my AS 255/233 came from the factory with the
> PowerStorm-3d30, aka TGA2(?)/S3-based(?), video card.
> > cannot find frame buffer: Inappropriate ioctl for device ??
> > Is it normal ??
> > only ZLXp-E1 is supported ??? this is the reason ?
> > Any plan to support more cards ?
> > Actually these machines can virtually run with many PCI video
> > cards.
> ZLXp-E1 and compatible. What happens if you run xdm instead of
> startx? I get the same error from xdm ever since I attempted to
> setup wscons. I thought I backed everything out, but something
> must still be in there. xdm works fine.
> > Then seems also the generic kernel does not support kernfs
> > file system.
> > Is it normal ??
> > thanks a lot!
> > Rick
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