Subject: Re: NeoMagic/Dell Latitude
To: Tom T. Thai <>
From: David Carrel <>
List: port-i386
Date: 05/19/1998 15:38:15
I have a couple Micron laptops here with NeoMagic chips.  I bought the Xi
Graphics driver ( driver for FreeBSD and I use the FreeBSD
compat code.  It works quite nicely.  I am using all the XFree86 binaries
and just the Xig server.

But you should definitely tell Xig that you want a native NetBSD version so
their marketing people know NetBSD lives.  (They'll tell you there isn't
enough interest, so just tell them to count you as an interested party.)
Also call NeoMagic and tell them they are being buttheads.  They won't
listen, but they're fun to rail on.


> I traded my ThinkPad760 for this Dell.  Just found out that my new
> Latitude uses the NeoMagic128 chipset.. and there is no driver for it
> 'cause they won't release programming info.
> Anyone know how I can get X running on this Dell?  I have 1.3.1 install
> and haven't touched XFree86 in over 3 years.. 
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