[talk] Fwd: 2017-03-25-netbsd-hpcmips.img
george at ceetonetechnology.com
Fri Mar 31 15:57:00 EDT 2017
> On 31/03/2017 14:03, George Rosamond wrote:
>>> tpctl means "touch panel control", special setting for
>>> hpcmips/arm/sh. I'll make comment out next hpcmips image.
>> There's touch panel control support on the WorkPad? That confused
> No, there are other devices supported in the hpcmips port which do
> however http://wiki.netbsd.org/ports/hpcmips/supported_machines/
Ah, got it.
>>>> I would love to upload a dmesg to dmesgd.nycbug.org for it...
>>>> but since the wi(4) driver for my wireless PCMCIA cards isn't
>>>> included in this image, and there's no ethernet, no USB.. I
>>>> have to get a NetBSD box up to mount the CF card to post it.
>>> What kind of card you have? give me some infomation to
>>> re-compile kernel.
>> I have three cards donated by other NYC*BUG people.
>> * rtw (on OpenBSD) Realtek 8180 RTL8180F which is a Linksys
>> 802.11b card
>> * another Realtek 8185 which uses re(4) I think. It's from Encore
>> * then the closest to wokring is the wi(4) from Microsoft MN-520
>> which I think requires firmware. ISL3873 PRISM2.5
>> Huge thanks if you could add any of those drivers in... it saves
>> me from having to cross-compile on some other ancient hardware.
> The only cards which will work on a device of this vintage is PCMCIA
> cards (ISA in Card form factor), more recent Cardbus cards (PCI in
> Card form factor) wont.
> You can distinguish the two types by the presence of the gold strip
> above the connector. That means the card is of a cardbus type & wont
> work. eg
< wont work.
> rtw & re are pci devices. :(
> How about a nice ne(4) device instead? (any 10Mbps PCMCIA card, some
> 100Mbps PCMCIA cards). All supported wifi cards should be compiled
> in, I think.
> What do you need to do to get the Microsoft card working usually?
I have those three cards... just need the wi(4) driver for the Microsoft
MN-520 card, which is the only ISA format one I have.
>>>> Sorry for combining a how-to with a mention of the
>>>> tpctl-induced headache...
>>> yup!thanx for your report.
>> Thank you for making this easy without having to cross-compile.
>> Not quite sure how I'm going to use this.. but I'm positive I wont
>> build perl from source like Sevan :)
> Dedicated awk workstation? :D or Implement:
ha! "And this is my computer just for sed and awk" is a tough line to
justify a square foot in NYC's real estate climate!
>> Any ideas on using resize_ffs(8) besides doing from another NetBSD
> Can you use the following rc script? (normally
I'll check that out later.
Huge thanks Sevan and Jun.
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