Subject: no luck with X on 164SX board
To: None <>
From: Joachim Kuebart <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/05/2004 15:54:44

so many alpha-users on this list seem to be running X, but so far I am out
of luck. I'm running -current as of April 2, and I tried both Mel's 4.4.0
as well as in-tree X sources. My hardware is a 21164PC-2 CPU in a 164SX
board (instead of the 164LX board that most people are using). I don't
possess any of the successfully tested graphics boards, but I tried cards
for the s3, ati and tdfx drivers, all with the same effect:

	root@jaja:joki# xinit

	XFree86 Version 4.4.0
	Release Date: 29 February 2004
	X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
	Build Operating System: NetBSD/alpha 2.0B [ELF] The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.
	Current Operating System: NetBSD jaja 2.0B NetBSD 2.0B (ALPHA-$Revision: 1.191 a
	Build Date: 05 April 2004
	Changelog Date: 29 February 2004
		Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
		to make sure that you have the latest version.
	Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
		(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
		(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
	(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Mon Apr  5 15:46:08 2004
	(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"

	unexpected machine check:

	    mces    = 0x1
	    vector  = 0x660
	    param   = 0xfffffc0000006068
	    pc      = 0x1202a829c
	    ra      = 0x1202889b0
	    code    = 0x211
	    curlwp = 0xfffffc0000e29860
		pid = 459.1, comm = XFree86

I'm using the WSDISPLAY_COMPAT_* options and INSECURE in the kernel config,
but no XSERVER as it is supposed to have no effect. I tried several
different configurations of the XF86Config file (including none at all),
removing and uncommenting modules and using ShadowFB and NoAccel options,
but it doesn't change anything. Does anyone have any ideas what is most
likely my problem? Should I just go and buy one of the recommended G400 or
Radeon cards?

Any help is appreciated,

cu Jo

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