Subject: Re: Just got a "new" Machine
To: port-sparc64 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: leam <email@example.com>
Date: 09/08/2003 15:48:50
1. SMP is not currently supported in NetBSD/Sparc64. It is a work in
progress and I have a spare CPU in my U2 just waiting for it.
2. Not sure on the video card--if what is in there doesn't work use the
3. Solaris 9? Try NetBSD for a few weeks and you'll never go back. Your
machine will run blindingly fast and you'll hardly hit the RAM. When SMP
works it will probably type the commands for you.
As a Solaris admin I can't wait to get home and have things work faster.
> Hello all.
> I've been semi-active recently on the port-sparc list with questions
> about solaris compat on an old SS2. I've about given up on that machine...
> I just got back from the University of Michigan Property Disposition
> building, and walked into the house with a Sparc Ultra2 Creator3D system
> with 128M RAM and a silly vid card I've never seen before. It powers up,
> and the NVRAM seems good, so I guess I didn't do too badly paying only
> $75 for the system, type 5 keyboard, and a sun ball mouse.
> At any rate.. I have some questions..
> 1. I've never worked with SMP before.. Anything I need to worry about,
> plan ahead for, or otherwise do to make life easy getting both
> processors working under NetBSD on this system?
> 2. Is there any plans in the near future for the support of the
> Creator3D video card in this machine, or should I take the CGSIX out of
> the SS2 and use that?
> 3. (Sacreligious Question Warning).. Would it be easier/safer just to
> throw Solaris 9 on the thing until the spiffy vid card is supported
> under NetBSD, or should I tough it out.
> 4. Anyone wanna buy an old SS2? (I'll give specifics on the machine to
> anyone who's interested.)
> 73 de AI8W, Chris