[rescue] Drivers for SunPCi Card
brooknet at imap.cc
Fri Aug 12 07:00:41 CDT 2011
Hello Jonathan, and thanks for your reply.
On Thu, 2011-08-11 at 21:19 -0500, Jonathan Patschke wrote:
> You'll be able to run SunPC card (486-class) but a SunPCi requires PCI
> slots, not sbus. I used to have one, but I'd have no idea where to look
> for it.
I was a little confused by that lowercase 'i' in 'SunPCi', and I figured
that since the older product was called 'SunPC', that it didn't refer to
the slot type - but it does.
> I miss the 4/x30 systems. A 4/330 was my first Sun workstation.
Mine arrived courtesy of a relative, who got it from a college where it
was in use as a mailserver for many years. In spite of its lack of
speed and memory, I still find it useful and often use it as a testbed
for various network-based experiments. NetBSD runs very well on it and
uses both CPUs, whereas the standard Solaris 2.5.1/SunOS 5.5 uses one
CPU, but has sound (can't beat that old ISDN audio!).
I won't tell my old story about spider infestation again, as I'll
probably be told off for repeating myself - but suffice it to say that
the PSU expired and when I replaced it with a cheap ATX PSU, the RAM on
the cgthree card broke, and it now doesn't produce a picture.
> For a while it was both my workstation and my chair.
> I have maybe 100 cg6-compatible cards here (GX, GX+, TGX, TGX+) in a big
> box on my workbench.
> If you'd like one for the cost of shipping,
> please send me your physical address (and card revision, if you care) in a
> private email. I may or may-not have a bw2 card around here somewhere,
> but I'd have to hunt for it.
That's very generous of you! I'll contact you privately - but I should
perhaps warn you that I'm in England and I'll need to pay you a little
more for shipping. I really wish I could just hop over to the US and
pick this up [makes a note to check cheap flight prices] as there is so
much cheap hardware available in the US, and prices over here are pretty
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