Subject: RE: serial console on 425e?
To: 'Alfred Arnold' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Sean Figgins <email@example.com>
Date: 11/17/1998 08:55:20
On Monday, November 16, 1998 12:05 PM, Alfred Arnold
> Excuse me if I sound bitter, but am I right in the conclusion that the
> NetBSD developer community is a bit lazy in supporting graphics consoles?
> Most of the DECstation graphics cards aren't supported (OK - they seem to
> lack proper documentation), the VAX port just starts to support frame
> buffers at all (but you may have to live with a non-working SCSI - that's
> why my VAXstations still run Ultrix...), and now this.
Actually, the graphic console on the 425E is a orphan. There is virtually no
documentation for the graphics board, and none of the developers have a 425e
to work with. I wouldn't call this being lazy, it's just an unfortunate set or
circumstances. In the mean time, you have to live with Domain/OS, HP/UX 9.0
or doorstop. Domain/OS is great, HP/UX is OK, but they will both stop working
properly after 12/99. And HP will not support either.
There is virtually nothing on this machine that you can reuse. The HD and
maybe. but the memory is propriety, and nothing else can be taken off the
Sean Figgins, Network Services Analyst -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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