Subject: Re: Setting colour depth on DEC3000
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Toru Nishimura <email@example.com>
Date: 12/13/2001 01:04:30
Matthew van de Werken <firstname.lastname@example.org> asked;
> Also, while I'm at it, can I get X to dual-head?
I'm afraid the answer is, for now, no.
> I have two framebuffers in
> this machine, but only one gets activated on boot (dmesg says something
> like "unknown device PMAG-JA at tc0 slot 4 not configured"). I assume
> that's the 8-bit device, otherwise I'll have to do something
> hardware-related to enable 24-bit colour!
PMAG-JA is two-framebuffer-in-a-single slot. It can provide 8 bit pseudo
colour screen and 24 bit true/direct (=no LUT) colour screen simultaneously.
They can be composited in an arbitrary shape with 1 bit "transparency"
bitmap. The original intent was motion video application with audio capability.
PMAG-JA has no hardware 'accelleration' feature inside. It is useful when you
build a new TCWSCONS kernel adding "tfb" configuration lines appropriately.
> There is also a KZTSA-AA FWD SCSI adapter there; I'm wondering if
> that's supported?
No. It's an i960 driven SCSI board. There were variations of PCI and
VAX XMI other than TURBOchannel.