Subject: Re: XFree86 on alpha
To: None <>
From: Torsten Harenberg <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/16/2003 10:38:27
Dear list,

as we're discussing this:

does anybody run (or try to run) XFree86 from xsrc on alpha? And if yes:
with which card?

I use the stuff from (as XdecNetBSD does not support my
card!), which runs very well. The guy has done a great job. On a PWS 600
and the card probes like this:

vga0 at pci0 dev 12 function 0: Texas Instruments TVP4020 Permedia 2 (rev.
wsdisplay0 at vga0 (kbdmux ignored): console (80x25, vt100 emulation)

The only problem is that you have to use special settings on your kernel,
which makes the first console unusable (means: ne xdm, kdm useable!).

And, when you end X, video does not come back.

I once asked Mel (the guy from if we wouldn't like to
include his patches into xsrc, but he estimated that only very few people
uses his X collection.

So I'm really wondering how many alphas (running X) are still be used out



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