Subject: Re: video drivers for S3 Trio64/Trio32 in DS3305?
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/29/1999 14:36:27
On Mon, 29 Mar 1999 13:29:38 -0800 
 "Erik E. Fair" <> wrote:

 > Does NetBSD/alpha have drivers for the S3 Trio64/Trio32 VGA chip that the
 > DigitalServer 3305 has built in? (good enough for console text mode, I mean)

Yes, it's PCI VGA.

 > I'm still trying to guess why the NetBSD kernel apparently does nothing on
 > this beast when I netboot it with the graphics console. The first stage
 > booter comes over the wire, does its DHCP dance, finds the kernel OK, loads
 > it, jumps into it, and that's all she wrote.

These are 4100 machines, right?  That's because the console initialition
for the 4100 appears to be incomplete.

I could help you with this this week...  I've been meaning to deal with
all the problems in the 4100 console init code and nuke the PROM_CONSOLE
define for it.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>