Subject: Re: Alpha Xserver for MGA?
To: David Hopper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Stephen Degler <email@example.com>
Date: 02/06/2002 20:06:56
I was able to build the server, but it locks the system
up hard. There is nothing but the X startup on the screen,
XFree86 Version 4.2.0 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
Release Date: 23 January 2002
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/)
Build Operating System: NetBSD/alpha 1.5ZA [ELF] The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Wed Feb 6 19:43:33 2002
(==) Using config file: "/etc/XF86Config"
I'm going to double check my patching a later tonight, but does anyone
have any ideas?
My system is running -current , updated just a few days ago, and a current
kernel as well. Its rock solid otherwise. My kernel conf is generic
+ kernfs , procfs, and ipsec. I'm not using ipsec at the moment.
Thanks, for all the helpful responses BTW,
On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 12:35:45AM -0800, David Hopper wrote:
> Dave McGuire wrote:
> > On February 4, Stephen Degler wrote:
> > > I have a PWS500au with a Matrox Millenium 2 card in it, replacing
> > > the original 8 bit TGA. SRM is happy with the card, and I've run X on it
> > > when under Linux. I was wondering if anyone knows how hard it
> > > would be to get a working Xserver under NetBSD. I'm thinking about just
> > > trying USE_XF86_4 and seeing what happens. Any ideas or suggestions?
> > I followed the instructions found in this email message, more or
> > less.
> > http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-alpha/2001/09/29/0003.html
> > It's unstable when acceleration is enabled, but seems to work ok
> > otherwise. Any suggestions from more XFree86-knowledgeable folk would
> > be greatly appreciated. :-)
> Just to clarify the referenced post, the bsd_axp.c and bsd_video.c patches
> are still required for XFree 4 to compile on NetBSD-alpha, even with the
> very latest xsrc (Feb. 2, at least).
> My track record so far: I'm still running XFree4 accelerated on a PWS500a
> + Matrox Millenium II with absolutely no crashes whatsoever. I have not
> had the same luck with either an AlphaStation 255 + Millenium II, or an
> AlphaServer 1200 + Millenium II. These latter two crap out with garbled
> displays, or reveal a display only to lock up with PLT errors upon
> blitting. This is with the exact same binary set as compiled on the
> functional PWS500a via the referenced post above (i.e. with -Wl,-E).
> Something smells funny betwixt the different Alpha machine types, for
> certain. Your mileage may vary.
> > -Dave
> > --
> > Dave McGuire
> > St. Petersburg, FL "Less talk. More synthohol." --Lt. Worf