Subject: Re: net-booting my dec 5000/200
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <Apgonnet@student.ethz.ch>
Date: 04/01/1999 10:39:29
> From email@example.com Thu Apr 1 02:34 MET 1999
> From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: net-booting my dec 5000/200
> Date: Thu, 01 Apr 1999 09:58:05 +1000
> "Pedro G. Gonnet" wrote:
> > On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, Pedro G. Gonnet wrote:
> > >ok, i got it to load the kernel, it shows some numbers and then a line that
> > >only holds for about half a second before the screen goes blank and leaves me
> > >with a blinking cursor. it goes something like:
> > >
> > > bla bla bla screen on port 0, switching to serial mode
> > >
> > >since i do not have an old serial line terminal, i'm a bit up a creek. anybody
> > >know what it could be?
> > >
> > >thanks in advance
> > >
> > >pedro
> > p.s. i looked up the graphics card and cnfg said the following:
> > >>cnfg 0
> > 0: PMAG-CA DEC v5.3a TCF0 (PX -- D=8)
> > >>
> > is this card supported? if so, as of which release?
> That'll be your problem. I _think_ that -current supports that card as
> a text-only console, and Andy Doran has been working on X support for a
> range of the unsupported cards - the PMAG-C included.
> For now, do you have either a PMAG-B or a PMAGB-B?
> Jonathan, Andy, I need some words to update the FAQ!
unfortunately not, i salvaged the thing (the decstation) from the university, maybe they have something there. i'll have a look...