Subject: Re: netbooting 3000/400
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave Johnson <email@example.com>
Date: 05/19/1999 11:38:15
Adam Sulmicki <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> PS: I was wondering what's status of keyboard and mouse under DEC 3000
> I have heard various report, some ppl saying it works, some that it
> does not -- the reason that I ask was that I was considering to try to
> fix it.
I can't remember who I replied to answering this, so I figured I'd summarize
again for the mailing list...
I got replies from two people who had it working.
The stock NetBSD 1.4 alpha will boot on a DEC 3000/300 with a serial console,
using the scc serial driver. At that point you can grab the kernel sources,
configure a new kernel based on arch/alpha/conf/TCWSCONS, which switches to
the zs serial driver and turns on NEW_SCC_DRIVER. This should support the
keyboard, mouse and SUN/VT100 console emulation. I don't have a RGB
monitor that supports 1280/1024 with sync on green, so I haven't tried it
yet. I don't know how much work has been done or is left to be done to
get X to display on it, but it should just be a "simple matter of programming"