Subject: Re: 1.3 and PMAG-A
To: None <>
From: maximum entropy <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 02/01/1998 20:09:55
>From: "Matthew Schnierle" <>
>Is there any support for a PMAG-A in 1.3?
>Boot output reports it as a mfb.  Using the mfb server just does not work. 
>Using the cfb server results in a quasi-usable display, but the head on this
>particular machine (5000/120) is one of those greyscale dec monsters
>(VR319-DA).  The web page makes no mention of it, and I'm not entirely sure
>just what the heck a PMAG-A is....

The PMAG-A is supported in 1.3, but a bit buggy.

You should be using the cfb server; the mfb server doesn't work (and
shouldn't work).  The PMAG-A is an "mfb" turbochannel card, but the
"mfb" X server is for the monochrome frame buffer in the 2100/3100
machines.  Confusing, isn't it?

I'm not sure precisely what you mean by "quasi-usable", but for some
known bugs (and a patch to fix them, which has been integrated into
-current) please see:

If you have problems that aren't addressed by this patch, please let
me know, with as much detail as possible so I can try to reproduce
your problem.


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