Ultrix 4.4 and VaxStation 3100

From: David Woyciesjes <DAW_at_yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
Date: Fri Jan 4 09:38:47 2002

        Might be some confusion, so here's how the conversation went, at
least the way I saw it..... (edited for ease of reading...)

> (assuming X11 worked on the Vaxstation 3100
> under Ultrix - I assume it would.)

! AFAIK the SPX graphics was not supported, only the
! mono and GPX framebuffers.
! Jochen Kunz

> So there is some chance of NetBSD/Xwindows running on my
> b&w 3100m38?
> David A Woyciesjes

! From: Clint Wolff (VAX collector)
! The last I heard, NetBSD didn't support any sort of
! graphics console. Not even as a text only console...
! Clint

> So, the monitor and keyboard hooked directly to
> the back of the VAXStation
> 3100 M38 is not a text only console? What kind of console
> is it then?
> David A Woyciesjes

! From: Alex White
! It could either be mono, or 4- or 8-plane graphics IIRC.
! Designed to run
! DECwindows, there have apparently been two ports of X11 to it under
! NetBSD - see the thread called "x-server and security.tgz for NetBSD
! 1.5" at http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-vax/2000/11/ for the rough
! info - if you know any more please tell us...

        That's what I thought.
        Well, what I was trying to say, and maybe not clearly, is my
VAXStation has a black & white graphics. It's currently running NetBSD 1.5
right now, text only, no X11. I have seen it run DECWindows. That was before
work sold it to me and wiped the drives... Grrr... About all I know at the
moment, but hopefully soon I'll have time to contribute to the effort of
creating an XServer for this puppy. :-)
        That's where my previous comment came from, the confusion of what
kind of console is on it...

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