NetBSD 7.1 on the Atari TT

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Icky
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Re: NetBSD 7.1 on the Atari TT

Post by Icky » Sat May 05, 2018 5:21 pm

Getting there sloooowly - so many packages being compiled to get here.

162 packages to be exact to get this far.

This is the first run of Xfce 4 on NetBSD on the Atari TT:

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Not much to see yet as its running in TT hi-res which is messing up the graphics a little - plus there are many more packages required to complete this build of Xfce.

Will post some more pics as I get the rest of the packages sorted out.

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Re: NetBSD 7.1 on the Atari TT

Post by Steve » Mon May 07, 2018 1:09 pm

Wow AMAZING! I am so happy you're progressing with this. My TT is away in germany for repairs but when it is back up and running this will be the first thing I try. Will it be possible to support VME graphics cards too? Thx

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Re: NetBSD 7.1 on the Atari TT

Post by frank.lukas » Mon May 07, 2018 5:48 pm

Supported Hardware
A minimal system should have a 68030 CPU, 4MB RAM (of which 2MB can be ST-RAM) and a SCSI or IDE disk. An FPU is not really necessary because the BOOT and BOOTX kernels supplied in the distribution both contain FPU-emulation support. Although the current emulation does not yet cover the full MC68882 instruction set, you will see that you will get a very workable system.

ST and TT video modes, including TT-HIGH
Falcon video (except Direct Color - 15/16 bit depth)
Hades et4000/w32-pci video adapter
Hades et6000-pci and et6100-pci video adapter
Builtin 5380 SCSI adapter
Most SCSI disks, CD-ROM's, tape's and ZIP drives
Realtime clock
SCC serial ports (serial2/modem2)
720Kb/1.44Mb floppy drive
Parallel printer
The IDE interface on both Falcon and Hades (Including ATAPI)
The serial interface on the first 68901 UART (modem1)
68060 support for the Falcon (CT60/63) and Hades
The Falcon FX memory expansion
The atari mouse
A 3-button mouse (see build description)
EtherNEC Ethernet on ROM cartridge slot (-current)

Supported VME-bus devices (TT030/Hades)

VME BVME410 Ethernet
Circad Leonardo 24-bit VME graphics adapter
Crazy Dots VME et4000 graphics adapter
VME Riebl (and possibly PAM) Ethernet
SMC Elite Ultra ISA Ethernet with SMC_TT VME-ISA bridge (-current)
Supported Hades PCI-devices

Adaptec 2940U SCSI NOT (see the note below)
ESS Technology Inc. Solo-1 Soundcard
3Com 3c59x Network card
Supported Hades ISA-devices

I4BSD support for the teles 16.3 card
NE2000 compatible cards
Supported Milan PCI-devices

Intel EtherExpress PRO 10+/100B

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Re: NetBSD 7.1 on the Atari TT

Post by Steve » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:59 pm

Any updates Icky? Do you have Mach64 support working? Thx

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Re: NetBSD 7.1 on the Atari TT

Post by Icky » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:43 am

Steve wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Any updates Icky? Do you have Mach64 support working? Thx
Hi Steve.

Not much progress i'm afraid as I have been ill for the last two months and nothing has got done. I am back on my feet now and starting back into the Atari world again.

My plan of attack for this now is the following:
  • Sort out the Thunder IDE interface support - almost there. This way I get better speed on disk which helps with using NetBSD
  • Continue with xfce build but am currently having issues with cross-compiling on one package
  • Get ET4000 using NOVA adaptor to work as then if I can understand how this works I can have a go at the ATI Mach 64
  • Attempt getting ATI Mach 64 working - I am thinking this may be a tall order but will give it a try

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Re: NetBSD 7.1 on the Atari TT

Post by Steve » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:18 pm

This is stellar work you're doing, glad you're back in to it. :)

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