[rescue] Head for a SparcStation 2

Michael-John Turner mj at turner.org.za
Mon Aug 29 10:18:59 CDT 2005

On Sun, Aug 28, 2005 at 08:04:03PM -0400, John Lee wrote:
> As it turns out, I scavenged some parts together and got the SS2 setup
> at the office. A TGX from eBay, a borrowed 17" Sun monitor, and a free
> (!) NIB (!!!!) accessories kit with Type 5 keyboard and mouse got me
> up and running. "Punchy" runs NetBSD 2.0, and I couldn't be happier. I
> did end up installing X-Windows, though, just so I could remap the
> keyboard to the US Dvorak layout as wscons appears not to have been
> ported to SPARC yet.

If you feel like being a little bleeding edge, AFAIK 3.0_BETA supports 
an accelerated console and wscons on the cg6. It definitely works with
NetBSD/sparc64 but I seem to remember reports of it working fine on

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