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Re: N64 Mips Linux Port

To: Eric Jorgensen <alhaz@xmission.com>, linux-mips@fnet.fr
Subject: Re: N64 Mips Linux Port
From: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 19:43:40 +0100
In-reply-to: <36735305.8CC4A17@xmission.com>; from Eric Jorgensen on Sat, Dec 12, 1998 at 10:39:18PM -0700
References: <00ac01be2657$43e0f8a0$1c4652c6@drundle.campus.vt.edu> <36735305.8CC4A17@xmission.com>
On Sat, Dec 12, 1998 at 10:39:18PM -0700, Eric Jorgensen wrote:

> Aaron Tunnell wrote:
> > 
> > This may be a stupid question, but Since the N64 is based on a MIPS R4300
> > Processor Would it be possible to port Linux to it? Some sort of
> > Input/keybaord adaptor would be needed, as well as the specs from Nintendo.
> > Maybe this is just a pipe-dream, amabe its been tried, in the works, or
> > impossible, but if anyone is interested ill help start the project.
> 
>       As i understand it, the bulk of the actual design was performed by SGI.
> thus leading to Nintendo's current dilemma of producing a machine for
> which they are nolonger in close contact with the development team. SGI
> decided they weren't interested in selling video games. 
> 
>       I've heard this problem has mostly manifested itself as a lack of
> needed improvments to the development system. Which, as i understand it,
> is an add-in board and some software for an Indy. 

Sounds almost like a marketing plan for Linux to them :-)

  Ralf

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