Re: SCSI problems

From: Jo Even Skarstein <>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 16:25:30 +0100

On Thu, 11 Dec 1997, Magnus Kollberg wrote:

> > Cirrus Logic made some pretty good cards, they're quite fast and easy
> > to get hold of, atleast here in Norway.
> You have said that before and we all know how many you could get then... ;-)

Hehe! That time I was stupid enough to trust a dealer, this time it's
based upon my experiences when I tried to find Mach-cards.

> Seriously, the fastest ISA card you can get is probably the Mach64 card but
> ofcourse any decent gfx card will still be faster then the videl in higher
> resolutions and colour depths. The main problem is to write the drivers....

Writing drivers isn't a problem if we can get away with writing only
the hardware-specific stuff and not an entire VDI. E.g. writing
drivers for NVDI would have been perfect if 2B had released the specs.
The ET4000-drivers for NVDI 4 are only a few kB (3 - 5 IIRC), which is
only a few hundred lines of C-source. Hopefully fVDI will be equally

** Jo Even Skarstein
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