William J. Earl wrote:
> Alex deVries writes:
> > But, i've been thinking for awhile that an Indigo2 port would be the next
> > box to target... i suppose there's no harm in looking at both machines
> > concurrently.
> > Getting docs on the Indigo2 would be quite important for a successful
> > port, though. That would require SGI's help, and I can see them being a
> > lot more open to it if we got the Indy completely supported first.
> Except for the EISA slots, Indigo2 is pretty close to Indy. They run
> the same IRIX kernel binary. The graphics are more of an issue, since most
> Indigo2 systems use something other than Newport ("XL") graphics. It might
> be possible for Linux to get by using the very basic microcode downloaded by
> the PROM for XZ and other microcoded graphics cards, but I have not had time
> to research the interface presented.
If i'll get my indigo2 with extreme gfx back to work, i'll see how far i can
come with a kernel that usesa serial terminal for it's output. (no gfx card
But first get my crosscompiler to work properly ;]