Subject: Re: power mac
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-powerpc
Date: 05/16/1997 11:17:20
On Fri, 16 May 1997 11:07:32 -0700 
 "Erik E. Fair" (Time Keeper) <> wrote:

 > Are there any useful drivers in the OpenFirmware on a PowerMac? Or is this
 > going to have to be another laborious trial-and-error process figuring out
 > what devices there are and how they work, as it was with the Mac68K?

...the last time Charles and I played around with the OpenFirmware on
a Powermac, we were driven to frustration by the (IMO) crappy OFW
implementation.  Example: open network device, it automatically attempts
to set up a tftp session ... not terribly useful if you want to, say,
mount a root file system.  I couldn't find any way to disable this

...I need to read 1275 again, but even if they are adhering to the
standard, they're sure doing it in a rather annoying way.  :-/

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