Subject: Re: X on TGA on NetBSD 1.6_RC1 on an XP1000
To: Roland Dowdeswell <>
From: None <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/20/2002 09:42:06
On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 02:15:31AM -0400, Roland Dowdeswell wrote:
> I have put my old PWS433a on top of a rack in a ``mission critical''
> role and am left with only my XP1k with which to experiment.  I hadn't
> really used the machine until now, and I loaded the latest 1.6 snapshot
> on it and noticed that the X support for the PowerStorm 3d30 and 4d20
> does not work.  I've been looking into why, and it seems that the
> X server hasn't changed at all in a long time and it was all working
> pretty recently on my PWS433a that is a few months ago.

What are the symptoms ?

> So, the question that I have, is:
> 	is anyone running X on the TGA variants [successfully] with
> 	the 1.6 snapshots?

Not yet, but I could give it a go with 1.6F(ish). I had an interesting
adventure (again) with XFree, got a working 8-bit configuration with 
an S3 Virge/DX thanks to the instructions by Ray Phillips:

However, it seems I'm stuck in the land of 8-bitness and I might as well
give the TGA-cards a go (just an excuse to admire the guts of my new toy:-)