Tektronix PEP301 mystery resolved
mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Mon Apr 24 22:11:14 CDT 2006
>> IMO You're MUCH better off with the PC! You have a good display,
*snerk* You need a C&C warning on things like that!
Good display? The platform that drove XFree86's madness? Where you
*can't* just have a memory-mapped framebuffer? Where the situation is
so chaotic that user-land programs are doing their own bus enumeration
(!!) to deal with the mess?? Where half the displays available don't
even have documentation!?
I'm used to Suns. You start X, it maps the framebuffer and it all Just
Works. It's not software subtrefuge, either; I've looked at all the
relevant code, clear from building my own ddx layer in the X server all
the way to the mmap routine in the driver, and it really is as simple
as it sounds. I've tried on two different occasions to get X working
on peecee-family hardware, and the best I ever managed was 320x200.
>> a real keyboard
Where did you find a real keyboard for a peecee? Or did you just do
the level-shifter thing and hang the real keyboard off a serial port?
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