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Offline heymanj

XServer source from Amiga Unix (A2410 support)
« on: February 08, 2008, 09:42:11 PM »
I'm desperately looking for source (or a pointer to such) to support the A2410 (ULowell) video card.

This card is currently not supported in either geekgadgets X server, nor Holger Kruse's AmiWin, nor m68k Linux and would love to be able to take advantage of it - otherwise it's just taking up a slot in my A3000.

I've contacted UMass at Lowell, but there doesn't appear to be anyone left from the early 1990s that would know anything about the project :-(

jerry
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Offline da9000

Re: XServer source from Amiga Unix (A2410 support)
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 12:38:22 AM »
There are appears to be some source package here:

http://aminet.net/search?query=2410

although I've not checked inside...
 

Offline heymanj

Re: XServer source from Amiga Unix (A2410 support)
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008, 12:57:00 AM »
Appreciate the pointers - but all of those are Amiga OS specific.  Looking for the Unix code...

jerry
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Offline da9000

Re: XServer source from Amiga Unix (A2410 support)
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008, 01:44:41 AM »
Oops. Did you check here: http://www.amigaunix.com/tiki-index.php ?
 

Offline heymanj

Re: XServer source from Amiga Unix (A2410 support)
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2008, 01:48:43 AM »
yup.  source code would be Commodore/AT&T proprietary - even now ... :-(  AFAIK, no source was shipped with Amiga Unix.

jerry
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Offline da9000

Re: XServer source from Amiga Unix (A2410 support)
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008, 01:54:45 AM »
You sound like a coder. Surely some open source Unixoid will have a driver for that TMS34010 chip, no?

You've probably already done this, but just in case:
http://www.google.com/search?q=TMS34010+source+code+driver
http://www.google.com/search?q=TMS34010+X11+source+code+driver

Don't want to use it under Amix BTW? (I assume it has support for Amix since it was shipped with A3000UXs...)
 

Offline Failure

Re: XServer source from Amiga Unix (A2410 support)
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2008, 05:31:08 AM »
Dunno if this may be what you're looking for...there's 2 source trees of X with Amix, here's from the X11R4 tree.  X11R5 source doesn't seem to have any A2410 at first glance.

http://failsure.net:8085/root/usr/src/X/server/ddx/amix/a2410/
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Offline heymanj

Re: XServer source from Amiga Unix (A2410 support)
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2008, 11:56:14 AM »
Many thanks Failure and da9000 - looks like you've uncovered resources that I was unaware of.  Will pursue ethe sites you've provided.

jerry
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Offline jandreas

Re: XServer source from Amiga Unix (A2410 support)
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2021, 04:11:02 PM »
I still have the hard drive from my A2000 when I was at U.Lowell CPE where Aaron Orenstein was doing most/half of the software development for the A2410.  And I would occasionally be asked to look over stuff.  When I am back in the states a few months from now, I will see if I can resurrect the drive and/or computer.  And see what's there...  Rich Miner (founder of Android) was the main person behind this.  He might have some ideas too, especially about what can and cannot be released.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2021, 04:17:39 PM by jandreas »
 
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