C200 Voodoo2 Progress Report
I have gotten my C200 back online and started some preliminary
work with the Voodoo2 PCI card. I currently have it plugged into
one of the 5V/32bit slots which may or may not be optimal.
1. Linux Kernel 2.4.19-pa2 sstfb Voodoo1/2 framebuffer
Well, the kernel compiled with the sstfb without
any errors. When I booted I got a black and white
checkerboard pattern on the Voodoo2 monitor. I had
disabled the stifb console, thinking that the kernel
might pick the sstfb for a console, but it didn't.
Just blankness for a while, then a checkerboard
I think this is encouraging and I think it is working.
I'm currently recompiling and will post some more news
later as I experiment some more with it. Next I will
try and put a console on the sstfb or even try running
X on it.
This is the Debian source for Glide3 on the Alpha arch,
which is also big-endian. Initial compilation failed in
multiple places about missing sys/io.h which I have
located a file of that name in /usr/include/asm. I'll
see if I can figure out how best to correct this and try