Subject: Re: DEC 3000 Model M300L
To: Jochen Kunz <>
From: Cj B <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 07/12/2002 17:15:37
The way that I understand this message is that the 1.6 beta 2 will suppor=
t the=20
DEC so that you don't have to use a serial console... However, when I boo=
from cd-rom using that image from 1.6 it still send me to a serial consol=
Is there something else I have to do??

Cj B

On Tuesday 02 July 2002 04:55, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 09:46:27AM +0200, wrote:
> > I tried to install netbsd 1.5.1 on a dec alpha 3000. The box booted f=
> > cd-rom drive, but after "SWITCHING TO SERIAL CONSOLE" there was no
> > further action...
> The message says it all. This kernel does not support TC framebuffers.
> Use a serial console, or better, use a 1.6 BETA / ALPHA prerelease.
> This will give you TC framebuffer console and a good chance to get
> a working Xserver. (I don't know if the Xserver now "officially"
> supports TC framebuffers, but I got the Xserver working on my
> DEC3k600 / PMAGB-B with -current last october.)
> Besids that, it is an other betatest for the upcoming release,
> and beta testing is good. ;-)