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Re: Info on nec vr4181a

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Subject: Re: Info on nec vr4181a
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 23:40:18 +0200
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On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 05:16:27PM +0200, admin@nectarine.info wrote:

> i'am thinking to start development on this Nec starter kit,
> which seems to be based on Acer pica cpu which is supported by linux-mips,
> one of the most important things that i need on this system is the X server 
> or some type of gui apart from ncurses which are probably nice but not enough 
> for what i need to do. According to linux-mips website X for pica is not 
> supported, there is any news about it ? I've seen that NetBSD and OpenBSD 
> have 
> support for X11 on acer pica so its port to linux wouldnt be too hard, 
> starting 
> a port is an option...but first i've to understand whats the situation around 
> X 
> and Acer pica...

There is no relation between the PICA chipset which was built by Acer around
94/95 based on the original MIPS R4030 chipset which was also being fabbed
by Toshiba and the NEC VR4xxx stuff.  The Video used with the typical PICA
system was an S3 968 in a proprietary 64-bit slot btw.

  Ralf

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