Subject: Re: supported video cards
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Michael R. Zucca <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/06/2006 13:33:01
> Is the list at /Ports/mac68k/info/info-2.html still accurate? I assume the following means "not gonna work".
> macvid0 at nubus0 slot d: Radius PrecisionColor 24Xp
> macvid0: Unknown video card ID 0x3eb -- Not installing interrupt routine.
> macvid0: 1152 x 882, monochrome
> macfb1 at macvid0
> Do video cards that require special drivers in MacOS need them to work in NetBSD? Or can I forego installing them so I can make the Mac partition as small as possible?
Try it out, see what happens. Some cards, I think, need an interrupt
handler installed otherwise they freak out the machine. Figuring out the
interrupt handler for a card can be kind of a pain because it usually
requires disassembling the driver or ROM code.
Though, I think I may have even booted a machine with that very card.
If the card will boot MacOS without a driver, and then boot into NetBSD
completely, then it's probably fine.