The playstation2 port is back


March 31, 2014 posted by Martin Husemann

After not having a usable compiler for a few years, the playstation2 port is returning, now that gcc 4.9 (gcc-current in NetBSD terms) re-acquired support for the R5900 CPU[Read More] [2 comments]

 

SX support added


July 03, 2013 posted by Michael Lorenz

Support for Sun's SX rendering engine ( found in the SparcStation 20 and 10SX's memory controllers ) has been added, both for the console and X. Both drivers support basic acceleration ( block copy, rectangle fill, character drawing in the kernel ), the Xorg driver also supports Xrender acceleration. This probably makes SX the oldest supported hardware which can do that.

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Thylacine USB driver


April 28, 2013 posted by Blog Import

Zorro attachment code for slhci(4) driver was added. Thylacine USB card is now supported. However, so far only keyboards and mice work reliably. To use them instead of standard Amiga keyboard and mouse wscons kernel is required. [0 comments]

 

XM6i ver 0.41


April 25, 2013 posted by Blog Import

XM6i version 0.41 has been released. Now XM6i supports MC68881 FPU emulation and the performance of NetBSD/x68k on XM6i is notably improved. XM6i's FPU emulation code was based on NetBSD/m68k FPE sources, and then the XM6i developments also improve NetBSD/m68k FPE implementation. [0 comments]

 

Mediator 4000 now supported


January 29, 2013 posted by Blog Import

Family of ELBOX Mediator 4000 PCI bridges is now supported by the new em4k(4) driver. It was tested successfully with SATALink 3114 and NE2000-compatible ethernet cards. Work on graphics cards support is in progress. [0 comments]

 

Software controlled power-off


January 28, 2013 posted by Blog Import

The new empm(4) driver adds support for power management circuit on ELBOX Mediator 1200 TX and SX models. It allows powering off the Amiga from software if ATX PSU is used. [0 comments]

 

(luna68k) Native bootloader


January 05, 2013 posted by Blog Import

Native bootloader support for NetBSD/luna68k ELF kernel has been committed. It's based on 4.4BSD/luna68k's "Stinger" bootloader written back in 1992 and 1993, and now we can load NetBSD/luna68k kernels from any SCSI disks or over LANCE Ethernet both on LUNA-I and LUNA-II. [0 comments]

 

Support for swap on Zorro III RAM boards added


November 26, 2012 posted by Blog Import

The new z3rambd(4) driver allows using Zorro III RAM boards (like ZorRAM and BigRamPlus) as swap space. If the kernel is built without this driver, it is also possible to use these boards as normal RAM memory in some configurations (which was the usual behaviour). However, it might have performance consequences, it is advised to use Zorro III RAM as swap space where possible. [0 comments]

 

X-Surf IDE support added


November 19, 2012 posted by Blog Import

The xsurf(4) driver was extended to support IDE controller present on Individual Computers X-Surf cards. [0 comments]

 

A2000-style RTC driver rewritten


November 14, 2012 posted by Blog Import

The driver for A2000-style Real Time Clock modules (popular also on A1200 CPU cards) had bit-rotted so far as to be useless. It was rewritten as machine-independent msm6242b(4) driver, with amiga-specific frontend under old a2kbbc(4) name. [0 comments]

 

Hydra AmigaNet / ASDG LAN Rover driver rewritten


October 30, 2012 posted by Blog Import

The ed(4) driver, supporting Hydra AmigaNet and ASDG LAN Rover cards was rewritten by Frank Wille. The new incarnation solved compatibility problems of old ed(4) driver (especially with 68040 and 68060) [0 comments]

 

An X680x0 day again


October 20, 2012 posted by Blog Import

Three X68030s (including 060turbo) and X68000 PRO-II with Xellent30 running NetBSD/x68k were exhibited on NetBSD booth at Open Source Conference 2012 Hiroshima. See pictures on Togetter for details. [0 comments]