NetBSD/pmax questions...

NetBSD/pmax questions...

Post by Matthew Orga » Wed, 28 Feb 1996 04:00:00



Does NetBSD/pmax have a usable X Windows?

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NetBSD/pmax questions...

Post by Ben Cottre » Wed, 28 Feb 1996 04:00:00




>Does NetBSD/pmax have a usable X Windows?

Yes--but only X11R5. R6 doesn't include the drivers for the old Ultrix
4.1 graphics interface (which is what NetBSD copies). Also, xdm doesn't
work too well--rumor has it that an xdm compiled for Ultrix works just
fine. YMMV.

Anyone know if there's work being done on this? Namely, either writing
a new-style graphics interface for NetBSD, or pulling the old driver
code out of X11R5 and sticking it in R6?
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NetBSD/pmax questions...

Post by Andrew Gallat » Wed, 28 Feb 1996 04:00:00




>Does NetBSD/pmax have a usable X Windows?

Yes. I'm running X on a 5000/200 with PMAG-BA (aka cx, aka cfb) graphics.

I've run X under NetBSD/pmax on both color & mono 2100 & 3100 boxes &
on a color 5000/25 with the built in graphics card.  I think that the
X server will work under the PMAGB-BA (aka hx aka sfb) frame buffer,
but I'm not 100% certain.  I know that the nicer, accelerated cards
are not supported.

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NetBSD/pmax questions...

Post by Matthew Orga » Fri, 01 Mar 1996 04:00:00




: >Does NetBSD/pmax have a usable X Windows?

: Yes--but only X11R5. R6 doesn't include the drivers for the old Ultrix
: 4.1 graphics interface (which is what NetBSD copies). Also, xdm doesn't
: work too well--rumor has it that an xdm compiled for Ultrix works just
: fine. YMMV.

  This would still be a great improvement.  The system in question is
only Ultrix 4.2 with a license that only allows for two logins at once.

  My next question is this:  If I install NetBSD on a different drive,
will I be able to boot both without major config changes?

Matthew Orgass