Subject: Re: hardware compatability Re: Linux emulation, binary software, cluster/grid and SMP
To: None <>
From: George Georgalis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/26/2006 01:47:45
On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 04:13:27PM -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:
>On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 01:06:49AM -0500, George Georgalis wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 18, 2006 at 12:42:56PM +0100, Rhialto wrote:
>> >On Thu 16 Mar 2006 at 22:04:52 -0500, George Georgalis wrote:
>> >> the keyboard work?  Or, kernel options to try? The installer
>> >> kernel does work, but there is no dmesg there.
>> >
>> >more /kern/msgbuf
>> That was one really valuable piece of info! thanks.
>> I photographed and stitched the screens
>> It looks like two boots, which I don't understand, is the kernel
>> booted twice when starting the installer from cdrom? anyway here
>> are the interesting lines:
>There probably was the initial boot to the CD rom, then another to the 
>installed system. The message buffer is (usually/often) preseved across 
>warm reboots.


>> vendor 0x14e4 product 0x166b (ethernet network, revision 0x03) at pci4 dev 4 function 0 not configured
>> vendor 0x14e4 product 0x166b (ethernet network, revision 0x03) at pci4 dev 4 function 1 not configured
>> we've had some difficulty communicating with penguincomputing
>> but today I was able to obtain an 'open source network driver'
>That's a variant of the Tigon III that I don't think we support right now. 
>Check out sys/dev/if_bge.c.

I was able to share that file with a penguincomputing engineer Friday.
He was concerned that this is an issue and would escalate to broadcom
hw engineering if necessary. unfortunately I think there has been a
requirements/communication problem in the design spec.

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator <IXOYE>< cell:646-331-2027