> >>> Matt Foster said:
> > I've just inherited an Alpha 3000 (300LX I think). 125 MHz Alpha,
> > and Turbo channel. Last I read 3000 are not much use for Linux,
> > is this still the case? Would the work being done on the Decstation
> > port help with the TC drivers?
> Yes, your best alternate at the moment is one of the *BSDs.
> And yes, work being done on the Decstation port *will* help the case for
> TC support under LINUX, but the drivers and TC code will still have to be
> made 64-bit clean for Alpha.
> Sounds to me like a good volunteer opportunity... :-)
I have the 300LX loaded with NetBSD at the moment, but it has a spare
hard disk for TC driver testing. My device driver coding could be
said to be rusty in a generous mood and non existant in a cynical one.
However, I'm willing to help and a UN*X admin/developer by profession.
I have access now to a DS5000/25 (personnel) DS5000/240 and quite
possibly a something else fairly soon for the MIPS port testing. As
for getting the TC drivers to work on Alpha as well as MIPS, who
should I talk to?
I'll have most of the kit home by the end of next week, so should
be able to start making more useful contributions to the port (been
a little tied up getting married the past month or so...)