[rescue] Alpha and Linux?

William Barnett-Lewis wlewisiii at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 16:17:29 CST 2020

On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 8:38 AM Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 12:16 AM Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
> >   For that hardware I'd recommend NetBSD.  I've not run it on an Alpha
> > recently, but a few years ago it used to be quite good on that platform.
> >
> You're welcome p

Hrm. So I downloaded the 8.1 ISO and installed it. Installer ran fine,
much more pleasant than the last time I did NetBSD on an old SE/30.
Configured it and rebooted. Starts up, shifts to the wscons (if I am
reading it correctly) and then a few moments later the screen goes
bonkers. This appears to be something interacting with my video card
as it is with or without XDM and I don't see any other virtual
consoles (ctrl/alt/F# ?).

I have a ELSA,Gloria Synergy (8MB) video card installed that works
beautifully with Tru64 (2048x1024x24bit). If that is the problem, I do
have a number 9 card that can do 1024x768x8bit.


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like no-one is watching.
                Alex White

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