Anyone have a spare DECstation in europe for a developer?

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Wed Dec 31 04:47:55 CST 2014

On 2014-12-31 11:40, Holm Tiffe wrote:
> David Brownlee wrote:
>> On 29 December 2014 at 00:31, emanuel stiebler <emu at> wrote:
>>> On 2014-12-28 14:56, David Brownlee wrote:
>>>> Björn Johannesson has been working on the VAX framebuffer and keyboard
>>>> code in NetBSD to get X running on the LCG equipped machines (like the
>>>> VAXstation 4000/VLC and 4000/60).
>>>> He's expressed an interest in looking at some issues in the DECstation
>>>> X11 code, but doesn't have access to an appropriate machine.
>>> which DECstation, and which Graphic adapter?
>>> There where quite a few different ones on the TURBOChannel,
>>> from the very dumb frame buffer to the 3d ones ...
>> My initial thoughts would be a nice little 3100 or possibly a 2100
>> with the simple framebuffer, but obviously the goal would be to
>> support whatever is available.
> At least VS3100 M38 and M76 don't work with NetBSD, we realized this approx
> a year before. Martin got a machine from me to investigate further, but I
> think nothing has happened in this reagard since then.

Uh... Holm... He was talking about a DECstation 2100 or 3100 here... Not 
a VAXstation. :-)


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