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Re: Got a Mini...

I am homeless.
Before this,
I had worked with different members of the BSD community - Net, Open, and Free - on the PowerPC and SPARC64/UltraSPARC machines.
I did a comparison of browsers on those two architectures along with the standard IA-32 and AMD64.
I also compared the build, configure, make, install, and other factors according to the CPU architecture.

Hacking is not a "Pain In The Arse."
Hacking is the method with reason by which one accomplishes and/or makes something work properly.

On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 11:02 PM, Igou, James R. (Student) <jigou001%my.wilmu.edu@localhost> wrote:

Look, you haven't convinced me this OS even functions  on PPC Mac (at least, not without a lot of painful work).

I can't even find a simple way to boot this mess.

No wonder Linux has proven more sucessfull.

At least I can find ISO files to make boot CD from. 

Hacking can be rigorous, but it shouldn't be a total PITA.

From: port-macppc-owner%NetBSD.org@localhost <port-macppc-owner%NetBSD.org@localhost> on behalf of Joe Nosay <superbisquit%gmail.com@localhost>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 4:23 PM
To: Michael
Cc: port-macppc%netbsd.org@localhost
Subject: Re: Got a Mini...
How far along is NetBSD with multi-booting other systems on a PPC machine?

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 2:34 PM, Michael <macallan%netbsd.org@localhost> wrote:

so, a Mini did magically show up on my doorstep - here's what I got so
- I installed a very recent -current and dropped both ofwboot.xcf and
  ofwboot.elf into the Mac OS X partition. As previously reported by
  others, ofwboot.xcf crashes, ofwboot.elf works.
- with no extra options xf86-video-radeon will not detect the monitor
  ( using the DVI input on mine ) and output looks scrambled but Option
  "MacModel" "mini-internal" fixes that. The man page claims that the
  driver will detect the model automatically on Linux - I'll teach it
  to do the same on NetBSD ( it's probably just reading some OF
  properties ). With that option the connector list changes to this:
[   453.272] (II) RADEON(0): Port0:
[   453.272]   XRANDR name: DVI-0
[   453.272]   Connector: DVI-I
[   453.272]   CRT2: INTERNAL_DAC2
[   453.272]   DFP2: INTERNAL_DVO1
[   453.272]   DDC reg: 0x6c
[   453.272] (II) RADEON(0): Port1:
[   453.272]   XRANDR name: S-video
[   453.272]   Connector: S-video
[   453.273]   TV1: INTERNAL_DAC2
[   453.273]   DDC reg: 0x0
  ... teaching radeonfb the same trick shouldn't be hard.
- this Mini came with the bluetooth option installed, but it attaches
  as a HID:
  uhidev1: Apple Computer (0x5ac) Bluetooth HCI (HID-proxy mode)
  (0x1000), rev 2.00/19.65, addr 2, iclass 3/1
- the temperature sensors are apparently connected to an i2c-bus
  controlled by the PMU. I /think/ I have rudimentary i2c support
  for the pmu driver somewhere, had nothing to test it with until now.

have fun

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