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Re: Indigo2 Power up for donation

To: Jurij Smakov <jurij@wooyd.org>
Subject: Re: Indigo2 Power up for donation
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 13:45:31 +0200
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On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 01:21:33AM -0400, Jurij Smakov wrote:

> I have recently acquired an Indigo2 machine, which turned out to be the
> IP26-based Power version, with 75 MHz R8000 processor. My main interest
> was running Linux on it, however it seems like there is currently no
> support for that particular machine due to its relative rarity and lack
> of documentation. If there is any effort to make Linux run on it, I would
> be glad to donate it to one of the linux-mips developers, who could
> benefit from owning it, at no cost (modulo possible shipping charges from
> Hamilton, Ontario, Canada). Machine has 128MB of RAM, 1GB SCSI hard drive
> and is in good working condition.

Jurij,

to raise your optimism - a Polish developper recently managed to get the
the similar but more complex graphics of the Octane to work.  Another
core problem, the lack of freely available documentation for the R8000's
processor was also solved now that finally after solving the underlying
legal problem MIPS was able to give me permission to distribute
documentation for the system.  In short I believe now we have all the
necessary bits and pieces in order to support your Indigo 2 and need to
enter the "just do it" phase ...

  Ralf

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