[rescue] fire codes and an SS20 question

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Fri Jul 15 18:23:04 CDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-15 at 17:42, Michael-John Turner wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 12:42:56PM -0500, Wes Will wrote:
> > Back to the topic, another SS20, two processors, so-so video (don't
> > remember exactly what, but will look when I get around to popping the top
> > again soon).  There's a video RAM socket empty, what should I be looking to
> > pay to fill that hole and would it really help much, or any at all?  I do
> > very little graphical anything on the box, it will be a Nessus scanner and
> > a BigBrother box again if/when I get the time to put it back together.
> You'll need a VSIMM to use the onboard 24-bit cg14 - Mike N. may have one
> for you, otherwise check ePay. Not sure of the cost. Otherwise, you can
> always stick in a cg6 for accelerated 8-bit graphics. I'm not sure how well
> the cg14 is supported by the *BSDs, but I know that NetBSD (3.0 and later -
> currently in beta, scheduled to be released end of July) have accelerated
> support for the cg6 as graphical console as well as in X11.

I have some new in the box 8MB VSIMMs for SS20s.  $30 shipped in the
US 48 states....

-- Curt

> If you don't need X11, run it headless.
> > I will be putting some form of BSD on it soon, comments on the best distro
> > for this dino are also solicited.
> If you want a *BSD that supports both CPUs, your only option is NetBSD.
> AFAIK OpenBSD only supports SMP on i386. I have several SMP sun4m machines
> running NetBSD and I recommend it highly. FWIW, all of them run headless.
> -mj

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