MacX on Power-Mac

David Mathog mathog at seqvax.caltech.edu
Mon Jan 23 19:00:00 EST 1995

In article <olam-2001951542480001 at pcdnr05.uio.no>, olam at radium.uio.no (Ola Myklebost) writes...
>In article <olems-2001951006320001 at imb78m.fagmed.uit.no>,
>olems at fagmed.uit.no (ole morten seternes) wrote:
>> Has anyone experience with MacX on a Power-Mac? I want to use it to run
>> 8.0 version of GCG. 
>It works fine (version 1.2), but is not running in native mode.

They don't all work fine though - I've seen one 8100 where it crashes
consistently, producing an *amazingly* long crash dump on the host machine.
It was particularly bad in the WPI/SMALL mode (I've no idea why). 
Both TCP/IP and DECNET transports gave problems.  Additionally, the same
PowerMac had some problems with LAT.

My current working hypothesis is that there is a problem with this
particular PowerMac's ethernet or network software, I've not yet had a
chance to replace these with the latest and greatest from Apple's support

General point for PC/Mac X11 servers, it's a BIG help if you can get
the screen resolution up to something reasonable, like 1024 X 768 or
greater.  X11 servers will run at 640 X 480, but they are none too useful
at that resolution!


David Mathog
mathog at seqvax.bio.caltech.edu
Manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech 

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