Subject: Re: trouble getting 3000 700 up on tcwscons
To: None <>
From: Toru Nishimura <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/16/2002 15:18:31 said;

> Is there anything strange about running TCWSCONS
> on a 3000 700 machine, in terms of switches or
> other settings?  (Yes I did flip S3 UP for the
> TCWSCONS...(:+}}...)
> The dmesg output goes something like:
> .....
> Consinit: Unable to init console on keyboard and
>          TURBOchannel slot 0x1.
> Using serial console.
> The PMAG-B card is in TC0 slot of the 3 slots.
> Is there something I am doing wrong or need to
> twiddle?

NetBSD calls PMAG-B TC framebuffer option card "cfb"   Did
you uncomment two "cfb" lines in TCWSCONS?

> I was under the impression that the video card
> needed to go in the lowest numbered slot (0).
> Is this correct?

When multiple TC framebuffers are installed, the one which sits in
lowest numbered slot is chosen as system console, not in slot 0.

PMAGB-A (HX) or any of PXG cards is highly recommended for
the video rendering performance reason.

Toru Nishimura/ALKYL Technology