Subject: Re: DECstation 5000/25 fb / monitor and RAM question
To: Troy Glossop <>
From: Peter C. Wallace <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 07/19/2001 12:55:53
On Fri, 20 Jul 2001, Troy Glossop wrote:

> I have a DECstation 5000/25 which I only just got netBSD 1.5.1 working on
> recently, and I read on this site
> that the internal framebuffer is COLOR? (8bit =256colors i assume)

Yes framebuffer is 1024x768 x 72 Hz refresh X 8 bit color

> Mine is what appears to be 256 color grayscale this due to the monitor
> (large DEC 19"?ish)or the fb? I dont have any other monitors i can test this
> with..
> also I was told this machine has 16mb of ram in it .. and in netBSD if i cat
> /kern/physmem it only states it has 4096.. do i have to specify the memory
> amount to the kernel? thank you for your time.
> troy.

No, shouldn't have to...

Maybe physmem is in 32 bit words ;-)

(On my 5000/33 with 40M -- physmem shows 10240)

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