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What is the current state of the Octane/IP30 support?

Subject: What is the current state of the Octane/IP30 support?
From: "Ed Stafford" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 15:41:21 -0500
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I have a single-proc Octane at home that I've decided should be
running with Linux, but I have been reading up online about the
Experimental nature of the kernel in relation to the hardware.  Since
most of the info I found was dated 2006, I wanted to ask your (as a
group) opinion on how stable / usable the Octane is today with the
current kernel.

I'm not adverse to bleeding edge, I just want to know whether or not
I'll be struggling on something that just doesn't have enough drivers
written for it to make it usable.

Just in case anyone asks, I'll probably be using Gentoo, but I'm not
glued to that distro.  (I'm very agnostic and just prefer it to work
the best vs. distro-warring..)

Thanks a bunch!


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