Dennis | 4 Jan 16:47 2007
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Qube 2 package respetory

Hello!

I have an unused Qube 2 and I really never need it, but I don't want to 
sell it (it's glows so nice ;) ). Therefore I thought that I could use 
it to build binary packages for the Qube2 / Raq. As far as I know, no 
one else does it.
Would anyone be interesting in a complete package respetory (excluding, 
of course, X11)? I just want to ask, before setting it up and then no 
one really needs it .

Bye
Den

Andy Ruhl | 4 Jan 18:13 2007
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Re: Qube 2 package respetory

On 1/4/07, Dennis <mips128 <at> gmx.net> wrote:
> Hello!
>
> I have an unused Qube 2 and I really never need it, but I don't want to
> sell it (it's glows so nice ;) ). Therefore I thought that I could use
> it to build binary packages for the Qube2 / Raq. As far as I know, no
> one else does it.
> Would anyone be interesting in a complete package respetory (excluding,
> of course, X11)? I just want to ask, before setting it up and then no
> one really needs it .

I build stuff for my own uses on my Qube2 that I also use on my
hpcmips (also mipsel) machine. I keep it all in one spot, but I'm
always changing kernels so it's not really a consistent set of stuff.
I haven't made any of it public but I have given stuff out to people
who ask.

For my own purposes, it would be quite useful to have someone build
packages for mipsel, including X since it is possible to run X apps on
the Qube2 (virtual console such as vnc) and on many hpcmips machines.

I know first hand that a lot of stuff in pkgsrc won't build because
the code isn't clean for mipsel. Firefox won't build because cairo
won't build, or something like this.

If you did do this build, where would you put the packages?

Thanks.

Andy
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Dennis | 5 Jan 12:14 2007
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Re: Qube 2 package respetory

Hi!

Andy Ruhl wrote:
> On 1/4/07, Dennis <mips128 <at> gmx.net> wrote:
>> Hello!
>>
>> I have an unused Qube 2 and I really never need it, but I don't want to
>> sell it (it's glows so nice ;) ). Therefore I thought that I could use
>> it to build binary packages for the Qube2 / Raq. As far as I know, no
>> one else does it.
>> Would anyone be interesting in a complete package respetory (excluding,
>> of course, X11)? I just want to ask, before setting it up and then no
>> one really needs it .
>
> I build stuff for my own uses on my Qube2 that I also use on my
> hpcmips (also mipsel) machine. I keep it all in one spot, but I'm
> always changing kernels so it's not really a consistent set of stuff.
> I haven't made any of it public but I have given stuff out to people
> who ask.
>
> For my own purposes, it would be quite useful to have someone build
> packages for mipsel, including X since it is possible to run X apps on
> the Qube2 (virtual console such as vnc) and on many hpcmips machines.
Okay, thats' a point, but, maybe, I will exclude KDE and Gnome, because 
they are too big and to heavey for a qube.
>
> I know first hand that a lot of stuff in pkgsrc won't build because
> the code isn't clean for mipsel. Firefox won't build because cairo
> won't build, or something like this.
>
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Andy Ruhl | 5 Jan 17:20 2007
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Re: Qube 2 package respetory

On 1/5/07, Dennis <mips128 <at> gmx.net> wrote:
> Okay, thats' a point, but, maybe, I will exclude KDE and Gnome, because
> they are too big and to heavey for a qube.

I'm pretty sure gtk2 won't build either. gtk1 will, and there are nice
apps that go with it.

I think we had someone who was doing mipsel builds on an NEC Mobilepro
or something at some point? Seems like a better idea to do it on a
Qube2... I'm not sure if there are any faster mipsel machines though.
Mine builds things, not super fast, but it's not too bad.

Thanks!

Andy

Claudio Leiva S | 8 Jan 00:18 2007
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Qube 2 - 1.6.1 and 3


Hi guys:

This is kind of wired, for long time I battled with 3 and my Qube and at
last I give up because:

1: The recovery cd never went further than "formating root"

2: That opportunities when I was able to get a full format disk (installing
3 over 1.6.1 so 3 can use the partitioning scheme made for 1.6.1), the
network problems make my life miserable, even after I recompile the kernel
with "options	sosend_no_loan", I was never able to transfer more than 4 gb
and then the qube stops responding.

But last Friday I decided to give my Qube another opportunity this time with
1.6.1, and suprise, everything went so perfect that it is hard to believe.

1: 1.6.1 was able to format a blank 160 gb hard drive (no previous
partitions).

2: I was able to restore the complete backup of my data to the 160 gb hd
(almost 23 gb) without any problem, I never had to reboot the Qube.

So finally, any idea about what happend to me, is there any problem with 3
that make it inestable, because 1.6.1 runs solid like a rock.

Thanks.

 
Claudio Leiva
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Brian McEwen | 8 Jan 02:29 2007
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Re: Qube 2 - 1.6.1 and 3


On Jan 7, 2007, at 6:18 PM, Claudio Leiva S wrote:

> So finally, any idea about what happend to me, is there any problem  
> with 3
> that make it inestable, because 1.6.1 runs solid like a rock.
>
> Thanks.

3.what?

Izumi Tsutsui | 8 Jan 17:05 2007
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Re: Are tlp[01] weak for big traffic?

nakaji <at> jp.freebsd.org wrote:

> On tlp1, DNS and NBT are mainly seen in the last packets.
> 
> 07:01:27.596723 IP 192.168.1.252.netbios-ns > 192.168.1.255.netbios-ns: NBT UDP PACKET(137):
QUERY; REQUEST; BROADCAST
> 07:01:29.095517 IP 192.168.1.252.2133 > 203.139.160.74.domain:  46939+ A? www.heimat.gr.jp. (34)
> 07:01:31.095913 IP 192.168.1.252.2133 > www.domain:  46939+ A? www.heimat.gr.jp. (34)
 :

Only TX packets and no RX packets?

> On tlp0, icmp and NBT.
> 
> 07:04:26.401531 IP 60.32.13.195 > 60.32.13.193: icmp 64: echo request seq 153
> 07:04:27.402665 IP 60.32.13.195 > 60.32.13.193: icmp 64: echo request seq 154
> 07:04:27.827320 IP 60.32.13.194.137 > 60.32.13.199.137: NBT UDP PACKET(137): REGISTRATION;
REQUEST; BROADCAST
> 07:04:27.827556 IP 60.32.13.194.137 > 60.32.13.199.137: NBT UDP PACKET(137): REGISTRATION;
REQUEST; BROADCAST
> 07:04:28.403831 IP 60.32.13.195 > 60.32.13.193: icmp 64: echo request seq 155
 :

What IP address your Qube2 has?
i.e. is there any TX packets?

> In first 15 seconds, it shows no cpu int 1 and 2.

I'm confused. No interrupt, but there are some TX or RX packets
on tcpdump? It's unlikely...
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Robert P. Thille | 8 Jan 20:31 2007

Success with 2nd IDE Channel on RAQ2+


A while ago I came upon a web page that talked about the possibility  
of having two IDE channels on a RAQ2.  Since I was running RAID 1  
already I figured I might be able to gain some performance, or at  
least a little safety (if the drive electronics on one drive screwed  
up 1 channel, the other might survive).  After some investigation, I  
hunted down the components I needed and did some ugly hand-soldering  
of surface mount components and now I'm booting my RaQ2+ with two IDE  
channels.

Boot output attached:
Cobalt Microserver Diagnostics - 'We serve it, you surf it'
Built Tue May 25 15:58:41 PDT 1999

1.LCD Test................................PASS
2.Controller Test.........................PASS
5.Bank 0:.................................64M
6.Bank 1:.................................0M
7.Bank 2:.................................64M
8.Bank 3:.................................0M
9.Serial Test.............................PASS
10.PCI Expansion Slot....................**EMPTY**
12.IDE Test................................PASS
13.Ethernet Test...........................PASS
16.RTC Test................................PASS
BOOTLOADER ramcode: selected partition /dev/hda1
Decompressing done
Executing bootloader kernel...
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Erik Berls | 8 Jan 21:07 2007

Re: Success with 2nd IDE Channel on RAQ2+

Cool.. I haven't yet ordered the parts for mine to do that conversion.
 How does the speed increase look?

I managed to do something wierd to my test machine as well.. As I had
it out of its case and poking around, I managed to disturb something.
Now it no longer displays anything on console during poweron and
_immediately_ goes to booting the disk.

-=erik.

On 1/8/07, Robert P. Thille <list-netbsd-port-cobalt <at> rangat.org> wrote:
>
> A while ago I came upon a web page that talked about the possibility
> of having two IDE channels on a RAQ2.  Since I was running RAID 1
> already I figured I might be able to gain some performance, or at
> least a little safety (if the drive electronics on one drive screwed
> up 1 channel, the other might survive).  After some investigation, I
> hunted down the components I needed and did some ugly hand-soldering
> of surface mount components and now I'm booting my RaQ2+ with two IDE
> channels.
>
> Boot output attached:
>
>
>
> Robert
>
>
> --
> Robert Thille                7575 Meadowlark Dr.; Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Andy Ruhl | 8 Jan 21:02 2007
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Re: Success with 2nd IDE Channel on RAQ2+

On 1/8/07, Robert P. Thille <list-netbsd-port-cobalt <at> rangat.org> wrote:
>
> A while ago I came upon a web page that talked about the possibility
> of having two IDE channels on a RAQ2.  Since I was running RAID 1
> already I figured I might be able to gain some performance, or at
> least a little safety (if the drive electronics on one drive screwed
> up 1 channel, the other might survive).  After some investigation, I
> hunted down the components I needed and did some ugly hand-soldering
> of surface mount components and now I'm booting my RaQ2+ with two IDE
> channels.
>
> Boot output attached:

Wow, do you have pictures or some type of schematic so we can see how
it was done?

I have a Qube so I was thinking of just adding a PCI card to do this.

Thanks!

Andy


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