Sun oddities (was Re: [rescue] F-code ROM compatibility)
pat at computer-refuge.org
Fri Apr 30 07:18:09 CDT 2004
On Friday 30 April 2004 01:51, Dave McGuire wrote:
> That's nicely annoying. Suits can ruin anything, I suppose.
> Hopefully that stuff will "evolve out" before too long. Nowadays
> with more and more architectures using PCI, there is pressure on PCI
> card designers to make their boards more portable.
Though not as odd as what Sun has listed for some of the jumpers &
connectors on the Ultra5/10 motherboard.
"Not stuffed" seems a bit weird, but I'd guess it just means they didn't
put a jumper there.
"Unknown"...?? I'd rather they said "Unused" or "Reserved" or "Computer
goes explodey when you put a something here". It seems strange to me
that Sun doesn't even *claim* to know what every connector on the board
does, and they designed the damn thing!
Purdue University ITAP/RCS --- http://www.itap.purdue.edu/rcs/
The Computer Refuge --- http://computer-refuge.org
More information about the rescue