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From: lavog00@DMI.USherb.CA (GUYLAIN LAVOIE)
Subject: 8514/A with Linux?
Nntp-Posting-Host: tohi
Organization: Universite de Sherbrooke -- departement de Mathematiques et d'Informatique
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1992 08:16:14 GMT

Hi, is-it possible to use 8514/A card with Linux XWindows or MGR?

Guylain Lavoie
LAVOG00@DMI.USherb.CA

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From: obz@sisd.kodak.com (Orest Zborowski COMP)
Subject: Re: 8514/A with Linux?
Organization: Printer Products Eastman Kodak
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Date: Mon, 15 Jun 92 12:41:26 GMT

lavog00@DMI.USherb.CA (GUYLAIN LAVOIE) writes:
>Hi, is-it possible to use 8514/A card with Linux XWindows or MGR?
>
>Guylain Lavoie
>LAVOG00@DMI.USherb.CA

not under x386. thomas roell has a version in the works, but it will be
part of a commercial product. i have heard of no plans from the mit
community to extend the range of supported chips, although there is
a small group of people working on the next version of x386 which should
run much faster on the current collection of chips. they have said
informally that supporting other chips may be possible in the future.
there was some talk of supporting trident, etc chips (even some patches)
but i haven't heard of anything in a while. it would be really nice to
have a cga or std vga driver, even if it was slow.

zorst
[obz@raster.Kodak.COM]
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zorst (orest zborowski)
[obz@raster.Kodak.COM]

From: roell@sgcs.com (Thomas Roell)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux
Subject: Re: 8514/A with Linux?
Date: 15 Jun 92 17:47:19 GMT
Organization: SGCS, Cuperino
In-reply-to: obz@sisd.kodak.com's message of 15 Jun 92 12:41:26 GMT

> not under x386. thomas roell has a version in the works, but it will be
> part of a commercial product.				          ^^^^^^^

Read here please 'is part of' ...

> a small group of people working on the next version of x386 which should
> run much faster on the current collection of chips. they have said

Well, the basic problem is here how much can you tune a Volkwagen Beatle
compared to the standard speed of a Porsche ? What I want to say is that
you shouldn't expect to much from these guys, although they are doing a great
job on the code. Also don't expect them to support everything, just because
you own that little board. It's a hell lot of work to support a new
chipset and make it work on different os's end platforms. This work only
makes sense if the SVGA is really fast or very wide-spread.

- Thomas

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