Oldenburg Linux Developers Meeting 2002
This year's meeting was quite sucessful. Below please find some of
the devlopment efforts that ended up successful at this meeting.
- Cobalt RaQ: Network driver for Cobalt RaQ NASserver. The driver works stable
again. The patch for the ethernet support was originally written
by Peter de Schrijver for the NEC DDB 5074 MIPS development
board, which uses the same ethernet controller as my NASRaq (a
tulip). The patch adds proper cache handling for MIPS systems in
the tulip driver without which you get memory corruption using
the network. The machine even served as internal Debian mirror
during the meeting. Please note that there are different types
of ethernet controllers in the various Cobalt Qube/Raq models.
- DECstation: Harddisk support for DECstation is working again, thanks to
Karsten and Florian. It was broken due to code reorganization in
- Indy: Booting and installing Indys and IP2s via CD-ROM. Florian and Guido
managed to write proper volume headers to create a Debian CD that
boots directly into the Debian installer system.
- DECstation: Support for PMAG-AA. Karsten got a hold of a
monochrome PMAG-AA graphics card for DECstation 5000/xxx. After
some research he was able to he was able to address the important
chips on the board and an ad hoc and quite fragile connection to
a monitor proved that the driver was able to address the card.
After more development by Thiemo and Joey the framebuffer works for
both the console and X11.