Subject: Re: video drivers for S3 Trio64/Trio32 in DS3305?
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: Wilko Bulte <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/30/1999 00:22:14
As 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)
> 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.
> I've got one of those funky DECconnect MMJ cables on order (10 day
> backorder) so I can try a real serial console boot (unless someone local to
> the bay area has a spare?).

If you got a fitting RJ connector with a central locking thingy: just
clip the locking thingy  off. Works fine, no strain relief anymore. 
But for testing it works just fine.

(did things like this at a customer site at 02:00 to connect to a HSZ
raid controller ;-)

Groeten / Cheers,
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