Subject: Re: Trouble installing on Q700
To: William Duke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bruce O'Neel <email@example.com>
Date: 10/12/2005 11:16:58
Your 25mhz 040 is much faster than many of the systems that BSD was
developed on :-) Just stay with add on packages that were developed
10 years ago and it will run well.
I still remember how fast some of the Sun 3 systems were compared to
On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 08:40:31PM -0400, William Duke wrote:
> > From: "Joshua Coombs" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 12:30:06 -0400
> > To: "William Duke" <email@example.com>
> > Cc: <port-mac68k@NetBSD.org>
> > Subject: Re: Trouble installing on Q700
> >> Okay, I did a re-install of NetBSD on my Q700 and everything now
> >> seems to be
> >> in order. I typed startx at the command prompt and X began to
> >> boot - more
> >> than an hour ago - it's still booting. So my question now, is, how
> >> long
> >> does it take for a 25MHz Quadra 700 to boot into the X environment?
> >> I'm currently looking at a grey screen with a black "X" on the
> >> screen. Oh
> >> wait, a little white window just appeared in the upper right hand
> >> corner.
> >> I think I'm getting close!
> >> Thanks,
> >> William
> >> PS. I don't think I'll be using the X environment in NetBSD. At
> >> least, I
> >> won't be using it on my Quadra 700; boot time is ridiculous.
> > That seems VERY excessive. I could jump into X, running fluxbox, with
> > a couple xterms in under a minute on my SE/30. Something's
> > bottlenecking on that box. How much ram? Is it obvious that it's
> > under load? Top show anything interesting?
> > Joshua Coombs
> RAM was the problem. I was running with only eight megabytes of physical
> RAM and 20 megabytes of swap space. The swap partition was being heavily
> taxed by the OS and the drive activity light was almost never dark. This
> afternoon, I pulled four 4MB SIMMs from my Q950 and put them in the Q700.
> The four megabytes that are soldered on the board, coupled with the 16
> megabytes that I added this afternoon, have really caused a significant
> speed boost on the Q700.
> I'm actually quite surprised at how zippy BSD is on this little 25MHz
> machine. :) It's really quite amazing, I think.
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