Subject: Re: port-sparc/4823: Dead eeprom screws ethernet on sparc
To: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/15/1998 17:00:06
On Thu, 15 Jan 1998, Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jan 1998, David Brownlee wrote:
> : Thanks.. would it be possible to add a link to the NVRAM/Hostid
> : FAQ from the NetBSD/sparc webpage?
> I'll send your request to Paul (sparc portmaster). BTW, one thing I forgot
> was another command you should type at the boot prompt when resurrecting an
> ok setenv diag-switch? false
> Without this, you'll go through a lengthy diagnostic at every boot and not
> just the first one. :)
(grins) that was the second thing I set (sunmon-compat?=false was
the first). I now have rc.local plug the following into the eeprom
each boot (on the assumption its dead anyway).
Hmm.. would it be worth looking at modifying the openprom code to
make it easier to set the mac address from inside NetBSD, or should
I just plug the appropriate commands into the nvramrc?
(All this hassle for one dead eeprom.. tsk :)
( If you know "What would happen", do try to conceal your disappointment )