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JeroenV
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:19 pm    Post subject: no X driver for FXe (HPPA C3600) Reply with quote

Hi

I'm installing Gentoo on an HP Visualize workstation (785/C3600). It's bootstrapping, so I'm trying to do some homework :wink:
It seems that X.org has no support for the built in FXe (or /2/4/6) type graphics cards 8O
(according to http://wiki.parisc-linux.org/KnownIssues)

I guess I'm just asking for a second opinion or some hope here:
is there anything known about recent/future developments on this part, or possibly a hack or similar to use e.g. a binary HP-UX X driver :?:

Or am I better of just sticking with HP-UX for now?

TIA,
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HPRichard
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Visualize FX family is most likely not going to be supported by X in the near future.

As the support for HP-UX binaries is very limited you will most probably have no success in running the X server from HP-UX or even use the HP X driver under XOrg.

As you have read, there is not very much documentation available from HP to write a new driver, however if you succeed in disassembling the HP driver and write a new driver from these informations.... well, I do not believe in anyone being that masochistic.

You have three possibilities for using X on this machine
1) get your hands on a Visualize-EG card as these are at least supported as 8bit framebuffer devices
2) use some other PCI graphics card, hints can be found here
3) use HP-UX
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