Subject: Re: framebuffer questions
To: Matthew Fredette <fredette@MIT.EDU>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 10/25/1999 21:50:19
On Mon, 25 Oct 1999, Matthew Fredette wrote:

> Hi.  My main machine is a 3/60 with a cgfour, no onboard mono, running
> NetBSD 1.4.
> When X is running, I run xconsole to corral the console output, which
> normally works fine.  But any X server AUDIT messages appear "in
> front" of the X display contents, as if they were written directly to
> the text console.  The only way I can make these messages disappear is
> to exit and restart X.
> I understand that the cgfour supports something called a "bwtwo
> overlay plane", so I'm guessing that's part of the story here.  Can
> anyone explain the history of this feature?
	Possibly not - are you runnign xconsole or similar?

> I also have a 3/60 with the onboard mono plus a mono monitor, and 
> I'm starting to think about putting together a two-headed machine.
> I've done a small amount of research, but I haven't ever run a
> two-headed X server of any kind.  Does anyone have any experience
> running a two-headed 3/60 under NetBSD?
	I've run a dual headed sparc box under NetBSD - it should be
	pretty much the same :)

> The Xsun I installed with 1.4 appears to at least parse the old
> -zaphod option, so I take that as a good sign.  Will fvwm-1.24 deal?

	It did for me - though I succumbed to the temptation to switch
	to 2.2.2 :)