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Re: XZ

To: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Subject: Re: XZ
From: "Fernando D. Mato Mira" <matomira@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 08:44:45 +0200
In-reply-to: <199810190015.RAA15185@fir.engr.sgi.com>
References: <19981018015624.H4768@uni-koblenz.de> <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
At 05:15 PM 10/18/98 -0700, you wrote:
>    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.

What about just getting the console running (no X server)?
How do GR2 (Indigo Elan) and GR3 (Indigo II Elan) differ in terms of
programming?



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