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Re: Corel Setup Design Proposal

On Thu, 6 May 1999, Branden Robinson wrote:

> On Thu, May 06, 1999 at 12:59:49PM -0400, Dave Neil wrote:
> > Here's some more details.
> > A.The X install would use the VGA16 server.
> Please be aware that this limits you to i386.  That's probably your (only?)
> target market anyway, but I thought I should point this out.
> For the next release of Debian XFree86 I'm going to building and shipping
> XF86_VGA16 for the Alpha to see if it can deal with VGA-compatible cards on
> the Alpha, but the VGA16 server knows nothing about DEC's TGA cards, which
> are in many Alpha machines.  XF86Setup and xf86config don't know anything
> about TGA either.
> The VGA16 server is totally useless to the m68k, SPARC, and PowerPC
> architectures, as far as I know.

It's only useless on Apple PowerPC systems.  Motorola PReP systems all use
VGA compatible chipsets.  It would make more sense to use the FBDev server
and select the fbdriver based on the architecture....only for the
installation program, of course.

Matt Porter
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.

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