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Re: DECstation

To: "Smith, Todd" <Todd.Smith@camc.org>
Subject: Re: DECstation
From: Karsten Merker <karsten@excalibur.cologne.de>
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 04:36:57 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1020621225833.2531B-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>; from macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl on Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 11:06:19PM +0200
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On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 11:06:19PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Jun 2002, Smith, Todd wrote:
> 
> > I was curious about the DECstation 5000/133 and a graphical console.
> 
>  The system should be fine -- basically all I/O ASIC based systems should
> work, though not all devices have been supplied with drivers yet. 
> 
>  You should be able to use X11 with an XF86_FBDev Xserver on a PMAG-B (CX) 
> or a PMAGB-B (HX) display adapter (I wasn't able to try myself so far
> though).  For other display adapters, the answer is either "not yet" or
> "no way". 

Graphical console on PMAG-B and PMAGB-B works fine. 

X works in principle, too, i.e. you get graphical output and you can 
use the mouse (with the help of gpm's repeater mode), but the keyboard 
support within X is broken.

Regards,
Karsten
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