Subject: Re: OF Version String
To: Henry B. Hotz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: gabriel rosenkoetter <email@example.com>
Date: 11/30/2001 14:56:25
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On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 02:21:11PM -0500, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 11:11:28AM -0800, Henry B. Hotz wrote:
> > You can get the OF version from "dev /openprom .properties" and=20
> > looking at the model entry. I've gotten:
> > Open Firmware, 1.0.5 on a PowerMac 7500
> > Open Firmware, 2.0.1 on a PowerBook G3 Series (PDQ)
> > Open Firmware 3 on a 450 MHz G4 tower (AGP Graphics)
> It means we can do that in machdep.c, parse the output, then dtrt
> wrt (whee!) `usb-kbd-handle[s]. Maybe. Presuming we can issue dev
> listing requests from machdep.c and get results intelligibly.
Ah, but it may not be that simple, as all of the machines on which
this is an issue are OF 3 machines.
Lennart, Derek, what do your machines say for this?
(Does that cover all the `usb-kbd-ihandle[s] bases? Are there other-
aged machines that would want one or the other? I don't have access
to any new world macs...)
If they both report "Open Firmware 3", we're out of luck.
~ g r @ eclipsed.net
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