Subject: Re: 3.0/cats X server on 3.0/shark
To: None <>
From: Robert Swindells <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 04/21/2006 11:38:52
Valeriy E. Ushakov wrote:
>On Fri, Apr 21, 2006 at 02:18:57 +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

>> after NetBSD 3.0/shark doesn't come with an X server, I have followed your 
>> advice to see if the 3.0/cats server works: I doesn't.
>> Both "xf86cfg" and "X -configure" can't open /dev/pci0 (which I don't have 
>> in MAKEDEV and /dev), and they can't load a "fbdevhw" module, whatever 
>> that is, see output below.
>> Do you have any other ideas to get working X back for 4.0/shark?

I had not done enough digging before suggesting trying the cats server.

>Cats has video on pci.  Shark has CyberPro 2k chip at VLB iirc.
>There's no CyberPro driver for XFree.  There's a driver for it in
>KDrive server, but we don't build, and it doesn't have NetBSD specific
>bits at all.

There was a CyberPro driver in XFree, it was removed in 1999. The files
are still in the XFree CVS though.

Writing the NetBSD specific bits for KDrive is something I was planning
to work on this summer.

Robert Swindells