Subject: RGB video on HP425
To: None <port-hp300@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jay D. Allen <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 07/21/1996 18:47:26
I just got two "new" HP425 machines. They have a video adaptor
that looks remarkably like a VGA connector, built-in on the
main logic board.  The logic board is labeled "A1421".

The monitors are gorgeous RGB 19" (as viewed from DomainOS).
Unfortunately it's clear that the /dev/grf code does not
support this hardware.  Console, and standalone
tools like boot, all fail to work on the RGB monitor.  I essentially
can only use the machine as a network appliance, since I clobbered 
DomainOS and installed NetBSD.

Is anyone already working on this hardware or am I starting from

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