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[20070413] Testing: SGI O2 framebffer console and keyboard controller support (Updated)
Jared McNeill was at it again, and this time he added support for the O2 framebuffer to attach it as a console, and also add support for the O2 keyboard controller to allow typing commands. The code is available in NetBSD-current (and will as such be in NetBSD 5 by default), and you're very welcome to test and report problems on the port-sgimips mailing list. See Jared's Mail for some more details!

Update: While at it, Jared also added audio support.

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[20060906] Irix fading away: no problem with COMPAT_IRIX in NetBSD/sgimips
From the SGI website: ``SGI launched the MIPS/IRIX family of products in 1988. Since then, this technology has powered servers, workstations, and visualization systems used extensively in Manufacturing, Media, Science, Government/Defense, and Energy. After nearly two decades of leading the world in innovation and versatility, the MIPS IRIX products will end their general availability on December 29, 2006.

* MIPS/IRIX End of Production: December 29, 2006''

Well no problem, NetBSD's there to take over, and esp. with the Irix binary compatibility there's nothing to worry about.

Companies interested in getting support contracts for their Irix binaries feel free to talk to the NetBSD Project's management! :-)

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[20050911] Bootable 3.0_BETA/sgimips CD
Following these instructions by Christopher Sekiya, Izumi Tsutsui has made a NetBSD 3.0_BETA/sgimips bootable ISO (unfortunately without X sets for now) available. See Izumi's posting for more information and download URL.

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[20050712] NetBSD/sgimips on MAME? (Updated)
Now that MESS emulates SGI hardware, I wonder if it can run NetBSD/sgimips? :)

Update: sorry for the name confusion, of course there's no MAKE that does that job.

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