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From: FIVAZ Fabien <Fabien.Fivaz@×××××.ch>
To: "Donsbach, Jeff" <jeff.donsbach@××.com>, gentoo-alpha@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-alpha] RE : [gentoo-alpha] Installation on a Digital Personal Workstation 433au
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 13:57:27
Thanks. X works with the tga driver, but only in 8 bit mode (but that's not a problem).

I also saw that many Gentoo packages are not *supported* for Alpha, but they build. Is there some place where I can tell when I manage to compile a package and test it ? Maybe in this list ?

Best wishes, Fabien

-------- Message d'origine--------
De:	Donsbach, Jeff [mailto:jeff.donsbach@××.com]
Date:	ven. 09.01.2004 16:04
À:	gentoo-alpha@l.g.o
Objet:	RE: [gentoo-alpha] Installation on a Digital Personal Workstation 433au

Fabien wrote:
> My problem is that the box still has it's original TGA2 graphic card
which is not
> supported by xfree.
Yes it is. Has been for quite a while. At least it is in other distros like Red Hat and Debian and the support was submitted back to the Xfree maintainers (thanks to Jay Estabrook).
> Can I change the graphic board with *ANY* pci card ? Or do I have to
search for a
> Alpha-specific card ?
Matrox Millenium[II], Permedia 2 based boards and ATI Radeon 7500 all work well and are supported as well. But, you should be able to get your TGA2 going. Jeff D -- gentoo-alpha@g.o mailing list -- gentoo-alpha@g.o mailing list