Subject: Re: System hangs?
To: Daniel R. Killoran, Ph.D. <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: port-mac68k
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
per pixel.

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.

Take care,