Vaxstation 4000 m60 and NetBSD

Marco Rauhut marco at
Sun Dec 17 06:09:37 CST 2017

Thanks for your quick answer!

Hardware support say no support for LCG Graphics :-(


Am 17.12.2017 um 12:47 schrieb Aaron Jackson:
>> 1.) It is not posible to switch the console from RS232 to the VGA
>> Monitor and Keyboard. If i switch the S3 switch in down position i can
>> only see the NetBSD Kernel decompression. After that i see nothing on
>> VGA and RS232 console. The System starts up anyway. After some time it
>> is possible to connect via LAN.
> Very few frame buffers are supported in NetBSD - you will need to check
> the hardware support list. Even if it is supported, you will only be
> able to use it as a text-console. To put progress into perspective, I
> think support for hardware assisted smooth scrolling has only just been
> added.
>> 2.) Is it posible to run the NetBSD X.Org on that sort of Vaxstation? If
>> yes... Whats to do to get that running? I Think i have to fix my point 1
>> first.
> NetBSD includes the libraries to run X applications, but no Xserver, so
> you can only display graphics over the network, nothing locally.
> Hope that helps. I haven't played about with it for about a year so I
> might have remembered some things wrong. I'm sure someone will correct
> me if that's the case :)
> Thanks,
> Aaron.

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