Subject: Re: LInux emulation question
To: Emmanuel Kasper <>
From: Emmanuel Kasper <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 02/11/2006 00:20:09
make World in xsrc/xfree/xc/ made a fine XFree86 alpha binary in 
/usr/xsrc/xfree/xc/programs/Xserver. However the S3 virge was not a good 
bet as the X startup hangs the machine on starting XFree86 -configure 
with a funny pink screen.
I might try with a Matrox Millenium since they're just sold 1 € on ebay.

Emmanuel Kasper a écrit :

> bob a écrit :
>> I know that the same video cards that are supported under Alpha Core 
>> 1, XFree86, are NOT supported under NetBSD. I have installed AC1 on 
>> both 164LX and DS10 boses, with ATI 7500 cards, and X works just fine.
>> I know now that the 7500 card (as well as others) is not supported on 
>> DS10 or 164LX under netbsd, I know this first hand now.
>> SO, with the linux emulation enabled inthe kernel, can I run - 
>> probably install from srpm- AC1 Xfree86 on those boxes under NetBSD?
>> Yes, I can run AC1, Yes, all kinds of tools are there, but I am still 
>> basically a BSD guy. Some how my natrual affinity is BSD and I like 
>> the braggin rights of having Netbsd on alpha.
>> thanks
>> bob
> This may interest you
> On Thursday 22 December 2005 00:11, Emmanuel Kasper wrote:
>>> Hello
>>> I have a DS10 on which I am planning to replace the graphic adsaper
>>> because it looks damaged ( "snow " on both netbsd and Linux ) Can 
>>> anyone
>>> here can suggest me a model that is know to work on this machine ? From
>>> previous posts and google search , I was thinking of buying a S3 Virge
>>> DX/VX, ati radeon 7000 or 7500.
>>> Manu
> I've tried Matrox Millennium and G450PCI on my DS10, both worked fine.
> -- Mark Ter Morshuizen
> Right now I am trying to build a Xserver for a S3 Virge that I have on 
> this box. I am quite in the same situation as you :) as this card work 
> with the X server from Debian GNU/Linux and I'd like to make it work 
> on NetBSD. I m tryig floolowing this : 
> For the Linux emulation, I don't think it will work, I guess it is too 
> low level which stuff like probing the PCI bus when X starts.
> If you can get anything working, report it !
> Manu