Subject: Re: Danger: Hardware Recommendation Request
To: Davyd Norris <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/16/1997 19:37:59
According to Davyd Norris:
>I am definitely NOT the person to ask about the NCR cards/drivers, but I
>am one amongst few - most people have warm fuzzies from them.

>From the almost warm/fuzzy side, I did have a lot of trouble with one
particular sort of NCR card but I traded that with a friend for
another one (the card worked ok for him) - the cards almost looked the
same but the I got from him worked fine for me.  I have just upgraded
from a not-so-current-current to -current as of a couple of days ago
the build was done without a murmur, this included me doing an rm -rf
of src.old whilst doing a cp -R of the new src tree simultaneously
which kept my disks busy for a while ;-)

One thing you do need to be wary of is to make sure your terminators
& cables are good - the NCR seems to be rather picky about this but
this is not uncommon.

BTW Speaking of the build let me give my congratulations to the people
who did the fine work to make this go smoothly.  I was most impressed
with being able to start the build, wander off and come back to a
completely built src tree!  Well done everyone!!

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, AWA Defence Industries
  "Upgrading your memory gives you MORE RAM!" - ad in MacWAREHOUSE catalogue.