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RE: Configure X on an Indigo machine
Thanks for the quick reply. I'm a bit disappointed that there's no way out of
this, but on the other hand it's understandable - I doubt anyone uses these
The GR2 is in fact precisely the Elan board.
Anyway, just want to take the opportunity to thank you and your colleagues for
making this SGI port at all possible. I personally have found it much easier to
install and use than the original IRIX OS. Best of luck with the work ahead.
> Subject: Re: Configure X on an Indigo machine
> From: rumble%cs.stanford.edu@localhost
> Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 11:06:45 -0700
> CC: port-sgimips%netbsd.org@localhost
> To: ovcretzu%hotmail.com@localhost
> On Jun 2, 2011, at 9:57 AM, Ovidiu Cretu wrote:
> > I recently rescued an old Iris Indigo machine that was being thrown away
> > and I'm in the process of making it usable again.
> > In terms of configuration, it has an IP20 CPU and an LG1 "entry" graphics
> > board. I can post detailed specs if needed.
> > I've installed NetBSD (5.1, entirely from the CD) and, after a few problems
> > getting it to boot from the hard drive, it now runs very well. The problem
> > with it is that I cannot get the X server working. When I do "X
> > -configure", it says (in its /var/log/.. file) that it cannot find any
> > devices to configure. It does load the drivers and attempts to scan some
> > hardware addresses.
> > Does anyone know of a solution for this ? Better yet, since I haven't found
> > anything regarding this, do you know of anyone that has X working on an
> > Indigo ? I've even considered upgrading its graphics board to something
> > like a GR2, but I have no idea if it will solve the problem. If you have
> > this thing working, can you send me your xorg.conf file ?
> Unfortunately there's currently no X support for any of the IP20 graphic
> boards. I'm not sure that the mouse is properly supported, either, though
> most of the code should be there.
> Even framebuffer console support will likely to be spotty across the
> different cards. I added LG1/LG2 support and Chris Sekiya did Elan, but I
> don't recall if GR2 is essentially the same controller or if there are others.
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