Subject: Re: Shark and XFree86
To: Michael Lorenz <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: port-arm
Date: 01/06/2007 12:08:12
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Hi Michael,

On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 01:29:54AM -0500, Michael Lorenz wrote:

> support for XFree86 on NetBSD/shark has been committed, please test an=20
> tell me if I forgot something.
> What's known to work ( at least for me ) is XFree86 with wsfb on a=20
> kernel with igsfb. wsfb will NOT work with vga - it requires a=20
> graphical console. I included the chips driver for XFree since older=20
> sharks have a C&T 65550 graphics controller - this may or may not work,=
> I have no way to test it.
> A config filefor X with wsfb is here:

You're (probably) my hero - the old X server driver on a 3.1ish kernel
crashes when I display odd bitmaps, like starting viewfax - but I didn't
manage yet to test it on my other Shark or at work...

I'll test ASAP.


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