Tech Insider					     Technology and Trends


			      USENET Archives

Subject: X11R5 has 386/VGA support...
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 91 14:48:04 -0500
From: tytso@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Theodore Ts'o)
To: linux-activists@joker.cs.hut.fi
Reply-To: tytso@athena.mit.edu

FYI, in case anybody feels like tackling it, the X11R5 distribution
includes a 386/SVGA X server, with drivers to support the GVGA, PVGA1A,
ET3000 and ET4000 chipsets in 256 color mode.  It's designed for SCO
Unix, but it shouldn't *too* hard to port it to Linux....  :-)

I imagine that the major problems involved in porting it to Linux are
(in order of severity) no FIFO support, no pty support, and no
networking interface.  The last actually isn't very important (the
clients and the server could communicate through unix:0), but it would
be nice to have, eventually.

So, is anyone interesting in getting X11 to work on Linux?  'twould be
really neat!

							- Ted

			      USENET Archives


The materials and information included in this website may only be used
for purposes such as criticism, review, private study, scholarship, or 
research.


Electronic mail:			       WorldWideWeb:
   tech-insider@outlook.com			  http://tech-insider.org/