Re: installing debian/alpha
On 6 May 1997, Ian Willmott wrote:
> I have recently purchased two AXPpci33 (21066-166MHz) boards and would like
$99/$129 - dirt cheap i assume :) I have one of those too
> 2 - some kind of memory problem. When there are SIMMs in one pair of sockets,
> the boot ROM doesn't get past the memory size test (as indicated by the
> diagnostic LEDs). If all four sockets are filled, it works properly.
> I suspect that one of the SIMMs is defective. Has anyone seen anything
> like this?
Must be bad SIMM as mine is booting just fine with only two installed.
As Michael mentioned, some systems might use 128-bit wide memory bus or
just have fixed 'two way interleave' for memory access, but my
AXPpci33 'noname' at least doesn't need SIMM in both banks.
> 3 - milo doesn't seem to initialize the video card properly.
> Does anyone have any experience using an ATI 3D Xpression+ with linux?
> The linux/alpha FAQ says that the DEC x86 emulator in milo should be
> able to initialize any VGA card.
I don't know about the initialization itself, but for me at least
the ViRGE (Diamond stealth 3D/2000/4MB) Xserver didn't work for it.
Generic Trio64V+ is working for both, console and X, but i ain't got
X anymore as i run pretty much messy Debian (installed from RedHat) now.
Both were working just OK as dummy terminal tho.
> but I didn't get much response to them on comp.sys.dec, and I couldn't
I remeber something about seeing your messages over there too ...
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