NetBSD Problem Report #9328

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Subject: The TGA X server does not work if SRM doesn't initialize the card.
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>Number:         9328
>Category:       port-alpha
>Synopsis:       The TGA X server does not work if SRM doesn't initialize the card.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    port-alpha-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Feb 01 15:57:00 +0000 2000
>Last-Modified:  Mon Mar 29 02:13:34 +0000 2004
>Originator:     Jeff Roberson
>Release:        1.4.1
Digital Personal Workstation 500a with ZLXp-E1 TGA frame buffer. 
System: NetBSD 1.4.1 NetBSD 1.4.1 (NOP) #2: Wed Nov 3 16:35:36 PST 1999 alpha

	The SRM firmware on the DPWS does not detect or initialize TGA devices.  I have the machine booting from a serial console, after which I attempt to start the X server.  The X server core dumps with a floating point error because the card isn't properly set up.  Here is the dmesg output for the card:

tga0 at pci1 dev 10 function 0: DC21030 step C, board type T8-02
tga0: 8192 x 0, 8bpp, Bt485 RAMDAC
tga0: interrupting at dec 550 irq 28
Responsible-Changed-From-To: port-alpha-maintainer->elric 
Responsible-Changed-By: elric 
Responsible-Changed-When: Tue Feb 1 16:08:31 PST 2000 
This ties in quite nicely with the TGA2 work that I'm currently doing. 

From: "R. C. Dowdeswell" <>
To: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.ORG
Cc:  Subject: port-alpha/9328
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2000 17:16:52 -0800

 The plot thickens.  Jeff just told me that the card is actually a
 ZLXp-E2, not a -E1 as reported.  So, if the card isn't initialized
 the driver doesn't correctly identify it.

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Responsible-Changed-From-To: elric->port-alpha-maintainer 
Responsible-Changed-By: elric 
Responsible-Changed-When: Sun Mar 28 21:13:11 EST 2004 
I don't have this h/w any more. 

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