Subject: Re: ZLXp-E2
To: Ted Spradley <email@example.com>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/18/1998 19:40:12
Ted Spradley <email@example.com> writes:
> Can you give me any pointers to get started? Is info about the board
> available on the Web? I'll have a try at wscons. If I can make that
> work, then I'll have a go at the Xserver.
So, there're two issues here: "code attaches and presents a device
interface," and "code actually produces usable output in text mode."
Right now (in -current), the -E2 does the former (and probably even
provides enough ioctls to get an unaccelerated FB going with it), but
doesn't do the latter. (It tries to draw characters, but they're
I suspect that it shouldn't be hard to get X working with the -E2 in
unaccelerated cfb mode, assuming the X server works at all with the
new wscons bits these days (does it?). However, performance will
Chris Demetriou - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.netbsd.org/People/Pages/cgd.html
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.