Subject: AlphaStation 255
To: None <>
From: Ray Phillips <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/25/2001 21:51:43
Dear NetBSD/alpha:

I'm thinking of installing NetBSD onto an AlphaStation 255 (which I haven't
purchased yet) and have a couple of questions, please.

1) Are the two know hardware bugs listed for this machine at,250,255,400
   (viz. 32bpp frame buffers are not currently supported, and the 53c810 driver
   is buggy) still present in NetBSD 1.5?
2) If so, how much does the 53c810 problem affect the normal running of the
3) Is there anything to watch out for when upgrading the firmware?

Ray Phillips