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Re: XZ

To: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Subject: Re: XZ
From: "William J. Earl" <wje@fir.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 17:15:09 -0700
Cc: Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@alpha.franken.de>, Jeremy John Welling <jwelling@engin.umich.edu>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <19981018015624.H4768@uni-koblenz.de>
References: <19981016214659.A2754@zigzegv.ml.org> <Pine.SOL.4.02.9810162113360.7062-100000@azure.engin.umich.edu> <19981017111725.D1121@alpha.franken.de> <19981018015624.H4768@uni-koblenz.de>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
ralf@uni-koblenz.de writes:
 > On Sat, Oct 17, 1998 at 11:17:25AM +0200, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:
 > 
 > > If XZ isn't another name for newport, then no.
 > 
 > XL is the official name for the Newport.

    XZ is one of the variants of the Elan/Extreme series of cards,
which have one or more geometry engines on the card.  The geometry
engines need microcode downloaded for full functionality, and the
interfaces are not externally documented, so it is hard to build
linux support without access to the IRIX source for reference.

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