FIVAZ Fabien wrote: [Fri Jan 09 2004, 06:50:22AM EST]
> I'm a long time user of x86 Gentoo. Yesterday, I managed to access a
> Digital PWS 433au. So I decided to install Gentoo for Alpha on it,
> from stage 1. After about 8 hours of compiling, the system works well.
> I had some troubles with SRM because it auto-booted Digital UNIX. I
> had to disconnect SCSI disk to gain access to the SRM console (I
> didn't find any help about how to desactivate auto-boot).
There are numerous possibilities in this situation:
1. Hold down ctrl-c while the system is coming up. That will cancel the
2. Power up the machine with the halt button pressed in. That will
2. From DU, run "consvar -s auto_action halt" to change the console
variable. You might need to "consvar -a" to save the change, I'm not
3. From DU, run "halt" (or press the halt button on the machine) to
return to the console, then do "set auto_action halt"
You get the idea... ;-)
> But after
> that, I could boot from the Live CD and install everything. The Tulip
> network interface driver didn't worked, so I used de4x5, which, after
> waiting a few minutes, worked. I had a kernel panic on IDE CD
> detection, so I had to disconnect the CD-ROM (I don't use it, so it
> does not matter). But does someone has some informations about which
> driver to use ? I'm now rebuilding the kernel with CMD640 support,
> hope this will fix the problem.
I don't know, I only use SCSI.
> After that, I'll build xfree. My problem is that the box still has
> it's original TGA2 graphic card which is not supported by xfree. Can I
> change the graphic board with *ANY* pci card ? Or do I have to search
> for a Alpha-specific card ?
You can use any board, I think, though I haven't tried in Miata. I'm
surprised that TGA2 isn't supported by xfree. Are you sure? I
personally use Elsa GLoria aka Comet aka 3Dlabs GLINT Permedia 3, on 3
heads, and it works well (so long as you don't use Xinerama, though I
haven't checked recent versions). I also have some machines that use
Permedia 2 with multiple heads.
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