Subject: Re: 4D10T
To: R. C. Dowdeswell <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/16/2002 01:36:32
On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 01:17:06AM -0500, R. C. Dowdeswell wrote:
> On 1016258522 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
> Ray Phillips wrote:
> >
> >Dear NetBSD/alpha:
> >
> >Is the Powerstorm 4D10T video card supported by version 1.5.2's X 
> >server, or perhaps in -current?
> So, it looks like the PowerStorm 4D10T is based on the 3DLabs
> Permedia 2 chipset.  DEC only supported this card under NT from
> what I can gather.  The X server that ships with 1.5.x only under
> stands TGA-based video cards (ZLXp-E?, PowerStorm 3d30 and 4d20),
> but some people---who I ask to speak up at this point---have
> successfully run XFree86 which appears to support the 3DLabs Permedia
> 2 cards.  That would probably be your best bet, although the 4D10T
> may be subtly different, i.e. have a different RAMDAC or clockchip
> or whatnot, and the 3DLabs driver in XF86 may or may not work well
> on a non-peecee.

I'm pretty sure I've seen exactly this card, on a PC164SX, work with
XFree86 under NetBSD/alpha.