On Thu, Jun 08, 2000 at 04:23:26PM -0300, J. Scott Kasten wrote:
> I need to puchase an Indy and install Linux on it as a
> development/reference platform for some embedded MIPS development I'm
> involved with. I've read the FAQ, HOWTO, etc... and need one minor
> In the documentation it claims support for XL video only. That's fine,
> however, do I want the 8 bit or the 24 bit variety? Do they both work?
For text console, yes.
> If I understand correctly, emulation is in place to the extent that the
> IRIX Xsgi can be used under Linux to provide an X display as well? X is
> not critical to my needs, but would of course be a definite advantage.
Nobody has worked on the binary compatibility for X in a long, long time
so everything I can guarantee is that it compiles. It's never reached
the point where Xsgi was running properly.
There is now another X server based on XFree 4.0. It's just the first
public release but you may want to try it anyway, it's available from
oss.sgi.com in /pub/linux/mips/mips-linux/X.