[rescue] Alpha and Linux?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Feb 13 11:17:15 CST 2020

On 2/12/20 5:17 PM, William Barnett-Lewis 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.
> Thoughts?

  I'd think that should have worked, but again I haven't run it in quite
a while.  I suggest asking on the port-alpha list.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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