Subject: Re: initial VS3100 wscons and X support
To: Matthew Fredette <fredette@MIT.EDU>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/05/2000 08:44:35
On Tue, 3 Oct 2000, Matthew Fredette wrote:
> It's funny how things come in bunches. One day after Emil Oeberg's
> announcement of wscons and X support for the VS3100, in
> http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-vax/2000/10/02/0000.html , I got
> my stuff working too. It feels great to finally be able to use
> that mouse for something!
Absolutely wonderful news!
> - More often than not, I get a panic when the X server exits.
> Haven't gotten one at any other time. I haven't tried to track this
> down yet.
I think with the 1.4 'X without mouse or keyboard' sets it also
tended to panic when the X server exited (you may want to confirm
> - As the filename suggests, the kernel patch is against the syssrc.tgz
> that Chuck McManis provided with his 1.5ALPHA 20000801 snapshot.
> See http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-vax/2000/08/15/0002.html .
> - I didn't try to build a GENERIC kernel, although I provide a patch
> for its configuration file. I don't know if these changes will hurt
> other VAXen.
> - The old lkc driver won't compile with these patches. This
> shouldn't matter, since you want to use the new driver anyways.
> - Don't forget to mknod /dev/wskbd0 and /dev/wsmouse0, with
> major numbers 69 and 70, respectively.
Could you add these to MAKEDEV?
> - The xsrc patch is against sources with the netbsd-1-4-RELEASE tag.
> Not super current, but I happened to have them on CD.
> - I made many of my changes by copying entire files from other
> places, then modifying them. For example, the dzkbd and dzms
> drivers started out as copies of the zskbd and zsms drivers,
> and the Xserver hw/netbsd/vax support started out as the
> hw/netbsd/macppc files. I preserved all copyright notices.
It would be wonderful if we could get these into the main tree :)
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