Subject: NetBSD/pmax 4.0_BETA problems
To: None <>
From: Anders Gavare <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/26/2006 11:47:38
Hi All,

I just tried NetBSD/pmax 4.0_BETA (20060823, I think) in my emulator 
(GXemul) on a DECstation 5000/200, and noticed some minor problems. I 
don't know whether these also appear on real hardware, or only in the 
emulator, but anyway I thought I should mail the list about these 

1. If installing via serial console, there are debug messages for all
    key presses, making it very hard to read anything.  (Installing via
    framebuffer looks much better.)

2. Installation of 4.0_BETA (from SCSI CDROM) feels quite a bit slower
    than 3.0.1.

3. Makedev fails on the 'mouse' device.

4. startx works out of the box :-) which is good news, because it
    didn't work with NetBSD 2.x or 3.x. However, the mouse cursor moves
    down to the right-bottom corner of the screen, and stays there.

Other than that, NetBSD/pmax 4 is looking good.