[rescue] using a SparcClassic X for its intended purpose

Frank Van Damme frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Fri Jan 24 12:03:32 CST 2003

On Friday 24 January 2003 17:05, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> [SparcClassic X as X terminal]
> > It'll be pretty sssslllllloooooowwwwwww, but work.
> Mostly due to the slow CG3.
> > Also, don't run linux on a sun4c processor.
> NetBSD is not Linux and the SparcClassic is sun4m, not sun4c. See also:
> http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/sparc/faq.html#sparclinux-sun4c

Ah, ok. And I was actually answering to the OP... 

> > It gets slower and slower - some non-implemented feature
> > on the cpu, a little bug into the kernel that ain't worth repairing
> > because it's such an old box,...
>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Typical Linux attitude.
> The NetBSD folks care much more about "obsolete" Machines /
> architectures. Think about NetBSD/VAX.

If no linux user cares about fixing it because it runs netbsd anyway, it 
doesn't get fixed. Simple as that. 

Frank Van Damme

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