Subject: Re: test
To: Lord Isildur <email@example.com>
From: Paul Mather <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/11/2002 14:01:54
On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 01:41:37PM -0500, Lord Isildur wrote:
=> hmm, didnt it get broken somewhere in 1.4 and not get fixed until quite
=> recently, something with newer wscons kbd and mouse support instead of
=> the specific use of the serial lines directly?
=> hmm, i want to give 1.3 a try with X on a 5k240!
Actually, that reminds me: we also had a DECstation 5000/240 in our
lab running X, and it was running some flavour of NetBSD 1.4-current.
I say "was" because THEY had the machine surplused because it was
using space in our server room "needed" for a shiny new Dell x86
"server" running RedHat something-or-other. :-(
(That 5k/240 was the very one that prompted a post by me about whether
"uptime" started outputting "years" after it crossed the 365 days
barrier. We had to power it down a couple of days short of that
milestone for some temporary physical re-shuffling before I could find
out. In the end, I peeked at the source code and discovered it
I was sad to see them get rid of that 5k/240. It was reliable as
hell. It even stayed up during a power glitch when *everything* else
rebooted. I don't know what they use for power supplies in the
5k/240, but it sure was good!
"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production
deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."
--- Frank Vincent Zappa