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Re: NetBSD 5.0.2 problems on IIci
At 9:13 Uhr -0500 15.3.2010, Johnson, Stanley J. (JSC-OH211) wrote:
>Hello. I've had some trouble getting NetBSD 5.0.2 working on a Mac IIci.
>The GENERICSBC kernel boots (the GENERIC kernel hangs at boot),
...which is normal. As long as one of the two SCSI drivers work, you're fine.
> and there
>are no errors logged that I can find, but most commands, especially ones
>that use the network, seem slow.
How responsive is your DNS server? How much time takes a 'host
> For example, it takes about 20 to 30
>seconds for a "w" command to return, and telnet and ftp are extremely slow
>Also, X worked only for root (may be a permissions problem; I don't
>remember the error message).
Have you tried startx, or running xdm(8)?
>As a test, I installed 1.6.2, and it works great, even X.
I'd guess it has seen a lot more testing on 68030 Macs than NetBSD 5. I've
got this IIsi running 1.5.4 statically linked, C News, nnrpd(8), named,
thttpd and sshd in 17 MB...
>The IIci has a Daystar PPC card, but it's configured to boot using the
>68030. I don't remember what brand of network card I'm using but I can
>check if it would help (the interface comes up as ae0). The system has
>128 MB memory, an internal 18 GB Seagate ST318417N disk and an external 4
That's certainly plenty. You could build a kernel optimized for 68030 (see
SMALLRAM); replacing the CPU card with a IIci cache card would give you a
But I guess NetBSD has grown a lot of code that does the little machines
not much good, unfortunately.
"It's never straight up and down" (DEVO)
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