Re: Debian and DEC 5000/25
> I have here a Personal DEC 5000/25 with some 40MB of RAM
Great, I have a 5000/50.
> which is currently running netbsd. Since I want to have a Linux box
> at home and am having problems getting it to work in any of my old
> Suns, I was wondering if the DDEC would do the trick. So, would it
> work happily with Debian?
The kernel in woody had a bug which froze the system on a /proc/cpuinfo
access (which is done by the installer). I don't know if a fix for that
went in woody, newer kernels work.
> Is Debian for this machine pretty complete
> (i.e. I can run X and everything else)?
The kernel lacks support for the ACCESS.bus devices (I have a patch for
this), and X runs in trouble with the keyboard mapping.
So currently there is only support over serial console, but its close
to work. Once the kernel is updated, the console will work. I haven't
figured out yet how the X problem can be fixed.