On Sun, Mar 28, 1999 at 01:30:29PM -0500, Ryan Rafferty wrote:
> However, after the "freeing unused memory" and "mounting root" messages
> the boot process halts without starting INIT. I believe that is because I
> am using the old root-2 disk image plus some older RPMS for a boot disk;
> am I correct in assuming that I need to update the root image for use with
> newer kernels? If so, can I use the RPMS from
> intel.cleveland.lug.net:/pub/Mipsel/RPMS (compiled for the Cobalt Qube) or
> must I use the RPMS for DECStations?
the Qube RPMs should work, but there are also a bunch of RPMs, which I've
built on my M700. You can find them on
> Once I get a working userland I will try to find the source for the Linux
> framebuffer X-server and see if it compiles on MIPS (or has this already
> been accomplished?). Between FB compatibility on the G364 provided by
> Thomas and the standard PS/2 mouse on the Magnum I hope to have X running
> smoothly soon.
just get the RPMs for X, install it, and run X on your Magnum. No need to
compile it yourself:-) But there is still a small bug either in the kernel
code or in the X server. It corrupts the screen, when scrolling down (virtual
screen), but every 8 lines everything is fine.
This device has completely bogus header. Compaq scores again :-|
It's a host bridge, but it should be called ghost bridge instead ;^)
[Martin `MJ' Mares on linux-kernel]