Subject: Re: DS5000/125 difficulty with monitor
To: None <>
From: maximum entropy <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/30/1997 18:03:37
>From: Anne Bennett <>

>I was trying to install netbsd-1.2 (pmax) on a DECstation 5000/125,
>using the miniroot method, but when I tried to boot the miniroot, after
>telling me the sizes of the kernel and claiming at was starting at
>"blah" address, it started methodically writing garbage to the top half
>or so of my screen and "sort of" scrolling it (i.e. "scrolling" the top
> [...]
>The graphics card is a PMAG-AA (according to cnfg), and the model

The PMAG-AA (mfb) frame buffer driver in 1.2 is broken.  I submitted
some patches a while back which I believe have been integrated (in
modified form) into -current and recent binary snapshots.


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