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OpenBSD/sgi

Unread postby venture37 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:30 am

http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article& ... e=expanded

Looks like they're making progress again, v.cool

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Re: OpenBSD/sgi

Unread postby zizban » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:22 pm

let's move this.

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Re: OpenBSD/sgi

Unread postby khalidschofield » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:50 am

I was just about to make a post to let people know about the SGI port of OpenBSD. X11 support :)


good news. May be fun to play with :) I love the little O2 systems.
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Re: OpenBSD/sgi

Unread postby badapple » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:46 am

Although only the O2 is currently supported, there are some recent commits for IP30 and IP27 and IP35 is being worked on too. Backwards support for IP22 doesn't seem to be that much of a priority looking at the thread, which is a shame - I'm happy with Irix on the faster machines but OpenBSD is increasingly useful on many older architectures as an alternative to linux. It's already effectively superseded linux on sparc32 now that nearly everyone has dropped support, and I'd really like it as an option on my older MIPS stuff, like the Indy currently running Debian under my desk. OpenBSD 4.3 is looking very promising.
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Re: OpenBSD/sgi

Unread postby venture37 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:34 am

Installing 4.3 as I type this message :)

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OpenBSD 4.3 on O2

Unread postby josehill » Sat May 03, 2008 6:27 am

Though I've always thought it a bit loopy to run anything but IRIX on SGI hardware, I notice that OpenBSD 4.3 has just been released, and that the SGI port (an O2 port, really) has gotten some attention:
OpenBSD/sgi
Contains many new drivers, however the kernel requires an important errata fix.
* New gbe(4) driver for the SGI Graphics Back End (GBE) Frame Buffer on sgi.
* New mkbc(4) driver for the Moosehead PS/2 Controller on sgi.
* New power(4) driver for the power button on sgi.
* Support for X11 on sgi has been added.
* OpenBSD/sgi can now be installed using the glass console.

See http://www.openbsd.org/sgi.html#hardware for supported hardware.

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Re: OpenBSD 4.3 on O2

Unread postby tillin9 » Sat May 03, 2008 4:12 pm

Cool, I'll add it to my list of things to do. All the recent OSS progress has really made me wish I had more free time.

Also, what's up with the O2 case on the linked page? Is that an OpenBSD logo by the O2 logo or some kind of extra button hack?

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Re: OpenBSD 4.3 on O2

Unread postby josehill » Sat May 03, 2008 5:01 pm

tillin9 wrote:Also, what's up with the O2 case on the linked page? Is that an OpenBSD logo by the O2 logo or some kind of extra button hack?

Looks like a sticker of the wireframe version of the OpenBSD "Puffy the Blowfish" logo. The OpenBSD folks usually bundle a sheet of stickers if you buy the official CD. :D

If you do try the 4.3 release on the O2, I'm sure that many Nekochanner's would be interested to hear what you think of it.

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Re: OpenBSD 4.3 on O2

Unread postby kramlq » Sat May 03, 2008 9:05 pm

josehill wrote:If you do try the 4.3 release on the O2, I'm sure that many Nekochanner's would be interested to hear what you think of it.

Perhaps you should merge this with the existing thread here, which links to an interesting article on the same subject.

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Re: OpenBSD 4.3 on O2

Unread postby josehill » Sat May 03, 2008 9:09 pm

kramlq wrote:Perhaps you should merge this with the existing thread here, which links to an interesting article on the same subject.

Thanks -- I missed the earlier thread. Merger complete!

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Re: OpenBSD/sgi

Unread postby venture37 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:31 am

Looks like the Fuel, Octane and Origin 200 are now supported
http://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=arti ... ed&count=0

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Re: OpenBSD/sgi

Unread postby venture37 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:33 am

To improve support the developers are looking for hardware donations
Beside, there is some SGI hardware on want.html that is needed to further developments:

* a SGI Fuel or Origin (or Onyx) 300 and either an Origin (or Onyx) 350 or a Tezro (preferrably the rackmount version) needed in France (contact miod@);
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* a SGI O2 workstation, preferably with a 300MHz or faster CPU, needed in London, England (contact oga@);
* a PCI cardcage for SGI Octane needed in Gorinchem, the Netherlands (contact jasper@).

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Re: OpenBSD/sgi

Unread postby iKitsune » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:45 am

As much as I hate to say it, I think that'd work out well on an Origin 300 for a webserver. IRIX is kind of dated, security-wise, and I don't want to put a huge break-in target on the public Internet.
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Re: OpenBSD/sgi

Unread postby nekonoko » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:05 am

iKitsune wrote: I don't want to put a huge break-in target on the public Internet.


Nekochan runs on IRIX on the public internet.
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Re: OpenBSD/sgi

Unread postby indyman007 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:06 am

nekonoko wrote:
iKitsune wrote: I don't want to put a huge break-in target on the public Internet.


Nekochan runs on IRIX on the public internet.

So just out of interest, how is nekochan.net kept 'secure'?
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