Subject: Re: current state of TGA?
To: Michael G. Schabert <>
From: B. James Phillippe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/02/2001 10:05:27
On Fri, 2 Nov 2001, Michael G. Schabert wrote:

> >On 712506347 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
> >"Michael G. Schabert" wrote:
> >>
> >
> >>I recently brought my AS200 back home, as it's been running as a
> >>headless server for quite awhile. I was wondering if there was anything
> >>newer on the TGA front than the year-old mention in the FAQ.  Dmesg
> >>gives me:
> I'm using a Radius IntelliColor/20 monitor. When booting, SRM
> displays at the 1280*1024, taking up the full screen. Then when
> NetBSD is starting, it switches to what I'm assuming is what Kevin
> described as a "graphical text display", where NetBSD is only taking
> up a small "window" in the center of the screen, prolly 80*35. I'm
> using the snapshot from July, and have downloaded & unpacked all the

Not related to your X problem, but:

I had this exact same console display problem with my NetBSD/alpha box on
an AS/200 with ZLXp-E2 card.  I posted here and a fellow reader replied
with a patch that makes my NetBSD display resolution match my SRM/TGA
settings.  Also, I obtained another patch posted here that fixed the bad
sync_on_green settings for the bt463 RAMDAC (used on ZLXp-E2).  Both of
these bugs are in 1.5.2.  If you are running 1.5.2 and want to fix these, I
have inlined both diffs below (they are tiny).

--- dev/pci/tga.c.orig	Mon Sep 24 21:43:25 2001
+++ dev/pci/tga.c	Mon Sep 24 21:45:21 2001
@@ -332,7 +332,8 @@
 	dc->dc_rinfo.ri_wsfcookie = cookie;

-	rasops_init(rip, 34, 80);
+	rasops_init(rip, dc->dc_ht / rip->ri_font->fontheight,
+		    dc->dc_wid / rip->ri_font->fontwidth);

 	/* add our accelerated functions */
 	/* XXX shouldn't have to do this; rasops should leave non-NULL

--- dev/ic/bt463.c.orig	Sun Sep 23 20:42:46 2001
+++ dev/ic/bt463.c	Sun Sep 23 20:42:58 2001
@@ -268,7 +268,7 @@

 	BTWREG(data, BT463_IREG_COMMAND_0, 0x40);
 	BTWREG(data, BT463_IREG_COMMAND_1, 0x48);
-	BTWREG(data, BT463_IREG_COMMAND_2, 0xC0);
+	BTWREG(data, BT463_IREG_COMMAND_2, 0x40);

 	 * Initialize the read mask.

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