Subject: Re: graphics cards
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG,>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/26/1998 17:52:34
Excerpts from netbsd: 25-May-98 graphics cards Michael Schabert@prez.bu (1184*)

> I see that you mention that "VGA" is supported...does this mean that I can
> go out & buy any WinTel PC VGA card, or does it have to be made for Alpha?

I've tried an old ET4000 ISA card in an AS200 once,
and it worked as console.
I think your chances are good that a random VGA
card will just work. (It might be a good idea to be
conservative, however.)

> will the ZLXp-E2
> card work in someone else's Pentium

Perhaps as second card if you find a driver.
The BIOS doesn't know hot to initialize it, so it's
useless as console.

best regards