Subject: Re: System hangs?
To: Daniel R. Killoran, Ph.D. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 07/07/1997 12:17:24
> >My hardware:
> >Mac IIvx, 20MB ram, 2GB & 80MB harddisks, 1000's of colors, 2x CD rom.
> I think you should change the monitor to B&W, as the video driver only
> supports monochrome!
> NetBSD 1.2.1 works well on my vx.
Your advice is mostly correct. 1.2.1 did NOT support 1000's of colors.
-current's kernels do, though. They support anywhere from 1 to 16 bits
X and dt, the two programs I think most people actually use when sitting
at the computer, do NOT support anything other than 1-bit monochrome.
Just a nit. :-)
Oh, and 8-bit color is HIDEOUSLY slow on my IIsi. Another reason to
go for monochrome.