Subject: Re: 3.0 video question - looking for facts
To: bob <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/26/2006 01:05:29
On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 06:56:13PM -0500, bob wrote:
> It is winter here, and actually cold so I am playing with my alpha again. Last 
> week I loaded 3.0 on my LX164 box.  It has an ATI Radeon 7000 PCI card 
> installed. I would like to use a graphical interface. I would like to use X11.
> I would like to know, factually, which way I should go - X11R7, or Xfree86 
> 4.4/4.5.

I am using 4.5 with an older ATI Rage XL and it works fine in 24-bit
depth. 4.4 works also fine. 16-bit had some problems.

> I realize there are various positions and stories on which is better, but I 
> want to know which one will work. I assume I will have to build from source. 
> The pkgsrc file does not seem to point to a prebuilt binary for alpha, but I 
> have not checked out the binary builds that TIm has been doing, I will do that 
> next.

I can provide you with my 4.5 binary.