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Re: NetBSD and ASUS's EeeBox


What about having those informations updated on ports/i386/eee.html ?
Maybe changing the web page title to "NetBSD/i386 on Asus Eee*"...

My 900 had issues with soundcard, while my 701 was working.
It is now 100% functionning though.

Maybe it would be nice to get dmesgs, pcictl output and a "what works,
what doesn't" list for the 900D, 901, 1000, 1000H... updated on this page
too ?


Le Ven 5 septembre 2008 17:33, Quentin Garnier a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I thought it'd be interesting to have information about how badly the
> EeeBox is currently supported by NetBSD, and how close we are to make it
> a useful piece of hardware when running NetBSD.
> I've had mine for I think more than a month now but the progress has
> been very slow.  One reason for that is that neither the wireless
> (Ralink) or the gigabit ethernet (Realtek) work under NetBSD-current.
> What I have achieved so far:
>   - A somewhat working port of OpenBSD's support for newest Ralink
>     chips.  As it is, I don't expect it to work in WPA, but it does
>     work in WEP.  There is an odd behaviour with channel selection, as
>     well as with wpa_supplicant.
>   - I've started working on making the re(4) work.  Strangely enough,
>     with some additional calls to re_reset() at attach time, and also a
>     magic printf(), it will sometimes work rather nicely, but the rest
>     of the time it won't produce an interrupt.  It appears that
>     rgephy(4) is in need of a lot of work (which mostly consists in
>     sending a specific stream of magic numbers to magic registers
>     depending on the exact model of the chip).
> The rest is pretty much untested.  Yesterday I had a first try with the
> we have now in the tree, and the results are not very conclusive.
> It insisted on using 1024x768 on my 1080p TV.  It seems that an even
> more current xf86-video-intel might help with that.
> I have yet to look at the azalia chip, and the one feature that will be
> critical to have on such a box, ACPI S3 support.
> Note that it is not a very fast machine.  It took 6 hours to build the
> base system and on it.
> --
> Quentin Garnier - -
> "See the look on my face from staying too long in one place
> [...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling"
> KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.

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