Subject: Re: "Multia" AXPpci machine?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@NIAGARA.NECTAR.CS.CMU.EDU>
Date: 03/04/1996 08:45:11
> Does NetBSD run on Turbochanneled machinery? I thought I heard it was
Yes, NetBSD/Alpha does run on TC boxes. However, the last time i had
a chance to work on any of the TC code was in _December_, and it has
some serious problems (like not dealing with keyboard/mouse/video at
It's not that support for TurboChannel machines has been "dropped."
The problem is that i have no TurboChannel machines to develop on, and
these days am being given a very limited amount of time to work on
developing NetBSD/Alpha... and so there are higher-priority things to
Where i left it in December, the TurboChannel support was still stable
(it had been my main development platform, for the initial stages of
the port), and the disk images and binaries i ship should boot fine on
TC boxes. I can't always actually _test_ them on TC boxes, but i've
not changed the code in a while...
In the fullness of time, i _do_ expect to see or write support for
currently-unsupported TurboChannel hardware, e.g. the
keyboard/mouse/etc., but it may be a while. However, if you'd like to