Subject: Re: Blank screen
To: Mattias Karlsson <>
From: David Hopper <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/20/2002 16:00:24
The XFree 4.2.0 server is really busted on Alpha right now, AFAICT.  I 
opened PR 17109 on it, and placed pointers to previous list messages that 
indicate workarounds (that no longer work...).  The 4.1.0 codebase from 
back in July 2001 was the last I could get running in a stable fashion on 

Crazy thing is, I'm now running solid using a 4.2.0 userland and a 4.1.0 


Mattias Karlsson wrote:
> Ahh, okay.
> Did compile Xfree86 3.x or 4.x ?   I tried this, can't remember what 
> went wrong tho, I got no xf86config and I think I got some compilation 
> errors too...
> Regards,
> Mattias.
> Dave McGuire wrote:
>> On June 21, Mattias Karlsson wrote:
>>> I've searched port-alpha mailinglist for similar problems, some 
>>> messages say Alpha does not need XF86Config, and that it should just 
>>> "work".
>>> But DOES X on Alpha really support VGA? You sure?
>>> Hope so :)
>>   As I understand it, the "regular" NetBSD/alpha X stuff is TGA-only.
>> Use NetBSD's XFree86 distribution to get VGA support.  Then (of
>> course) you definitely do need an XF86Config file.
>>   I've done this definitely does work.
>>       Good luck,
>>        -Dave