On 01/15/2015 12:28 PM, Dan Horák wrote:
On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:12:00 +0100
Timo Schöler <timo(a)riscworks.net> wrote:
>>>> If there ever was a CentOS7 option for POWER
>>> There's chatting about this, yes.
>>> Last year I started on porting CentOS 5 onto Power, but got stuck
>>> due to lack of spare time.
>>>> I suspect they would take
>>>> the same options for RHEL, and POWER6 dates back to 06/07 so
>>>> define old.
>>> Sure. At least a Power 5 box isn't that old it would be the same
>>> category as a Sun SPARCstation 20, which is still supported by
>>> OpenBSD, e.g.
>>> What may be of importance is that the 285 is the last *real*
>>> workstation, AFAIK.
>>> Would happily buy a new workstation by IBM or the OpenPower
>>> consortium, too! :)
>>> I am indeed just installing Final Release Candidate 6 (RC6)
>> Timo, how did the install go? Was is it as straightforward as
>> placing a DVD in the drive and run?
> Hi, yes, I just re-tested it with the most recent image and a 9111-285
> (see dmesg etc attached). Works like a charm.
sounds great and I've already updated the hardware section in the
Thanks a lot! :)
> I used the GUI installer (not remote, using VNC, but really with
> screen and keyboard), which works well. Even without any palette
> mismatch, what I always got after first reboot.
> I *think* the guys from cruxppc had a patch here, a friend of mine
there was a patch to "Add GXT4000P and GXT6500P support to the gxt4500
driver" which is now in the mainline kernel for some time
So, everything should work as intended? I'll fire up that machine and
> told me. I usually use console/network to work on that machine,
> friend wants to use it as a real workstation, with GUI. AFAIR, the
> GXT6500P is supported by the kernel. I'll have a look at this -- if
> nobody has a hint here, I may open a bug report on this.