Rebirth of NetBSD/ofppc

December 10, 2007 posted by Blog Import

NetBSD/ofppc has been rewritten from the ground up, and is now once again a viable, and supported port of NetBSD. The port now boots into single user mode on a bplan/Genesi Pegasos II. More information, as well as dmesg of the first boot, are available in the announcement to port-ofppc. [0 comments]


Driver for Buddha and Catweasel/Z2

August 20, 2007 posted by Blog Import

The Buddha and Catweasel/Z2 IDE controllers from Individual Computers are supported by wdc(4). [0 comments]


Motorola MTX604 Support

April 26, 2007 posted by Blog Import

Support for the Motorola MTX604 and Raven host bridge based machines has been added to the prep port. [0 comments]


wscons support for O2 in-tree

April 14, 2007 posted by Blog Import

wscons support with SGI-CRM graphics controller and MACE based keyboard/mouse on IP32 (i.e. O2 machines) is now in-tree. [0 comments]


Abit uGuru Hardware monitor driver

January 07, 2007 posted by Blog Import

Thanks to the work of Mihai Chelaru, a driver for the Abit uGuru Hardware system monitor was committed in -current. Abit uGuru is a hardware chip in the Abit(TM) motherboards to monitor and control the system including fans, temperatures and voltages. For now the ug(4) driver only can show the values on these sensors. A pullup has been sent for netbsd-4, so it will appear in the next major NetBSD version. More information about uGuru can be seen at: Abit's uGuru page. [0 comments]


(shark) XFree86 support

January 06, 2007 posted by Blog Import

Support for XFree86 is back. Sharks with IGS 2010 graphics controller can now use XFree86 with the wsfb driver on kernels that use the igsfb driver. Those with a C&T 65550 should work with the chips driver but this is untested. See also the announcement on the port-arm mailing list. An example XF86Config can be found here. [0 comments]


(sgimips) Multiple Bug Fixes / Features Added

December 30, 2006 posted by Blog Import

Multiple bug fixes and feature additions were made to the sgimips port over the holidays, including: support for E++ GIO Ethernet adapters, Set Engineering GIO Fast Ethernet cards, Indigo Light (LG1/LG2) framebuffers, and timecounters on IP12. Bug fixes primarily centred around the IP12 port. Most changes are in -current and unlikely to make the NetBSD 4.0 release. [0 comments]


NetBSD goes multiuser on Zaurus

November 19, 2006 posted by Blog Import

NONAKA Kimihiro sent this message, explaining he had ported NetBSD to the Zaurus. [0 comments]


(hp700) boot-from-disk fixed

October 30, 2006 posted by Blog Import

The boot-from-disk memory corruption bug has been found and fixed in -current. Installing to and booting from disk is now reliable. [0 comments]


update to 3.0.3 and HVM support

October 20, 2006 posted by Blog Import

Manuel Bouyer announced in a message to the port-xen mailing list that the xentools30 and xenkernel30 packages have been updated to the just-released Xen-3.0.3. A new package, xentools30-hvm, has been committed to pkgsrc-current. It provides the additional tools needed to run unmodified guests under a NetBSD domain0, using Intel VT-x or AMD SVM virtualization extensions. NetBSD, Linux and Windows XP have been successfully booted in a Xen HVM domain. [0 comments]


new driver sec(4) for the Acorn SCSI Expansion Card

October 01, 2006 posted by Blog Import

Ben Harris committed a new driver sec(4) for the Acorn SCSI Expansion. Unlike asc(4), this driver uses the board's DMA system, uses the machine-independent WD33C93 driver, works on NetBSD/acorn26, and doesn't share a name with six other machine-dependent SCSI drivers. Not tested on acorn32, but it seems to work tolerably well on an A540. [0 comments]


acorn26 now uses standard ARM bus space implementation

October 01, 2006 posted by Blog Import

Ben Harris committed a change to move over to using the standard ARM bus_space implementation on acorn26. This is more flexible than the old acorn26 bus_space, which means that single read/write operations are slower, but multi and region operations have the potential to be faster, and particularly insane podules might be supportable. [0 comments]