Subject: Re: RaQ2 install
To: Jack Morgan <>
From: Barnaby Puttick <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 05/18/2001 10:02:50
On Fri, 18 May 2001, Jack Morgan wrote:

> Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 15:19:35 +0900
> From: Jack Morgan <>
> To:
> Subject: RaQ2 install
> Hello,
> I'm going to install Netbsd onto a Raq2 and i'm wondering if
> I'll have any problems using the front pannel interface once
> i've install netbsd? Can i disconnect the front pannel altogether?
> Thanks,
> JMorgan

There is no driver with NetBSD. Although with the help of Kevin Lahey I
managed to get the screen say something other than Starting up...

I believe he has also managed to make his screen say "Safe to
switch off" or something on halting.

Last time we spoke he was thinking about writing a device driver so it
could be accessed from userland, prehaps he could let us know how he
getting on. :))

I don't know whether it would like the panel being disconnected. All I
know is that when I was building mine, I accidently shorted accross the
board with my hardisk on bootup (careless I know!)  and it bitched on the
pannel test and dropped into cobalt> prompt. Give it a try I cant see it
doing any harm.


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