Subject: Alphastation 500 400MHz with Powerstorm 4d20
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: William Langford <email@example.com>
Date: 11/06/2003 14:03:14
I've recently decided to dust off and start playing with an AS500 400MHz
that also happens to have a Powerstorm 4d20.
I first installed linux (debian) with ease, but Xfree86 lacked drivers
for the card....
Since I've seen several posts on NetBSD and the 4d20, I thought I would
try it. My initial attempts met with failure, however, as booting with
the 4d20 would cause a switch to a black screen during the secondary
boot loader. I yanked the 4D20 out and stuck a S3 card in and
successfully (joyfully ?) installed netbsd. Yay. I've since then
attempted to get the 4D20 to work a time or two, but with no success.
I've tried changing wscon configuration to use only tga0 or vga0
(instead of both) to no avail, etc.
I've heard of Roland Dowdeswell's work on getting the cards to work, but
I've not seen any documentation on how to go about casting the right
spell to make it happen :(. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.