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6<guide link="/doc/en/mips-requirements.xml"> 6<guide link="/doc/en/mips-requirements.xml">
7 7
8<title>Gentoo/MIPS Linux Hardware Requirements</title> 8<title>Gentoo/MIPS Linux Hardware Requirements</title>
9 9
10<author title="Author"> 10<author title="Author">
11 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail> 11 <mail link="kumba@gentoo.org">Joshua Kinard</mail>
12</author> 12</author>
13 13
14<author title="Editor"> 14<author title="Editor">
15 <mail link="stuartl@longlandclan.hopto.org">Stuart Longland</mail> 15 <mail link="redhatter@gentoo.org">Stuart Longland</mail>
16</author> 16</author>
17 17
18<abstract> 18<abstract>
19This document provides an overview of the status of various MIPS-based systems 19This document provides an overview of the status of various MIPS-based systems
20for installing Gentoo Linux. If you find errors or ommissions please email the 20for installing Gentoo Linux. If you find errors or ommissions please email the
23 23
24<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 24<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
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26<license /> 26<license />
27 27
28<version>0.5</version> 28<version>0.7</version>
29<date>2005-03-08</date> 29<date>2005-07-05</date>
30 30
31<chapter> 31<chapter>
32<title>General Requirements</title> 32<title>General Requirements</title>
33 33
34<section> 34<section>
149 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li> 149 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li>
150 <li>n32: <e>Experimental</e> (Only on Linux 2.6 R5000/RM5200)</li> 150 <li>n32: <e>Experimental</e> (Only on Linux 2.6 R5000/RM5200)</li>
151 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li> 151 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
152 </ul> 152 </ul>
153 </li> 153 </li>
154</ul> 154 <li>
155 155 <b>Notes:</b>
156<p> 156 <ol>
157 <li>
157At present, only the Newport (XL) graphics framebuffer is supported in Linux. 158 At present, only the Newport (XL) graphics framebuffer is
158Therefore on systems with other framebuffers, you will need to use serial 159 supported in Linux. Therefore on systems with other framebuffers,
159console. 160 you will need to use serial console.
160</p> 161 </li>
161 162 <li>
162<p>
163The Challenge S has its RJ-45 connector on a daughter board (Mezz) linked with 163 The Challenge S has its RJ-45 connector on a daughter board (Mezz)
164an unsupported SCSI adapter, a WD33C95A. In order for this network connector 164 linked with an unsupported SCSI adapter, a WD33C95A. In order for
165to function, this SCSI bus needs to be activated, however it is not yet 165 this network connector to function, this SCSI bus needs to be
166supported by Linux. As a result of this, the Challenge S can only get network 166 activated, however it is not yet supported by Linux. As a result
167connectivity via its AUI connector. 167 of this, the Challenge S can only get network connectivity via its
168</p> 168 AUI connector.
169 169 </li>
170<p> 170 <li>
171Indigo2 EISA Support is <e>highly</e> experimental. It isn't very well tested 171 Indigo2 EISA Support is <e>highly</e> experimental. It isn't very
172and may not work with all hardware. Hardware that it is known to function with 172 well tested and may not work with all hardware. Hardware that it
173is listed, and as more compatible hardware is discovered, it will be added. 173 is known to function with is listed, and as more compatible
174 hardware is discovered, it will be added. Please note that
174Please note that hardware requiring DMA support is currently not functional. 175 hardware requiring DMA support is currently not functional. This
175This includes EISA/ISA-based soundcards. EISA Video cards requiring an 176 includes EISA/ISA-based soundcards. EISA Video cards requiring an
176x86-compatible BIOS are also not functional. 177 x86-compatible BIOS are also not functional.
177</p> 178 </li>
179 </ol>
180 </li>
181</ul>
178 182
179</body> 183</body>
180</section> 184</section>
181<section> 185<section>
182<title>IP32: O2</title> 186<title>IP32: O2</title>
211 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li> 215 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li>
212 <li>n32: <e>Experimental</e> (Only on Linux 2.6)</li> 216 <li>n32: <e>Experimental</e> (Only on Linux 2.6)</li>
213 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li> 217 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
214 </ul> 218 </ul>
215 </li> 219 </li>
216</ul> 220 <li>
217 221 <b>Notes:</b>
218<p> 222 <ol>
223 <li>
219The O2 RM7000 Processor support is limited in Linux currently, as it requires a 224 The O2 RM7000 Processor support is limited in Linux currently, as it
220fairly recent kernel version (>2.6.7), and has several notable issues. The 225 requires a fairly recent kernel version (&gt;2.6.7), and has several
221first issue is a problem with scsi at the moment, making the internal disks 226 notable issues. The first issue is a problem with SCSI at the moment,
222unusable at the current time. The Level 3 (Tertiary) Cache is also disabled 227 making the internal disks unusable at the current time. The Level 3
223due to there being no support for this cache in the linux kernel. 228 (Tertiary) Cache is also disabled due to there being no support for
224</p> 229 this cache in the linux kernel.
225 230 </li>
226<p> 231 <li>
227Please be aware that this note only applies to the official SGI RM7000 running 232 Please be aware that this note only applies to the official SGI RM7000
228at 350MHz, not the 600MHz RM7000 that can be assembed using an RM5200 board. 233 running at 350MHz, not the 600MHz RM7000 that can be assembed using an
229These "modded" CPU modules for O2 systems are not supported/tested, although, 234 RM5200 board. These "modded" CPU modules for O2 systems are not
230in theory, they should be functional, but may suffer from the same problems 235 supported/tested, although, in theory, they should be functional, but
231listed above. 236 may suffer from the same problems listed above.
232</p> 237 </li>
238 </ol>
239 </li>
240</ul>
233 241
234</body> 242</body>
235</section> 243</section>
236</chapter> 244</chapter>
237 245
312 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li> 320 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li>
313 <li>n32: <e>Experimental</e> (Only on Linux 2.6)</li> 321 <li>n32: <e>Experimental</e> (Only on Linux 2.6)</li>
314 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li> 322 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
315 </ul> 323 </ul>
316 </li> 324 </li>
317</ul> 325 <li>
318 326 <b>Notes:</b>
319<p> 327 <ol>
328 <li>
320IP28 Indigo2 Impact support (classified as an Indigo2 system w/ an R10000 329 IP28 Indigo2 Impact support (classified as an Indigo2 system w/ an
321Processor) is <e>very experimental</e>. Most of the work is currently being 330 R10000 Processor) is <e>very experimental</e>. Most of the work is
322done by Peter Fuerst who maintains patches on his <uri 331 currently being done by Peter Fuerst who maintains patches on his
323link="http://home.alphastar.de/fuerst/download.html">website</uri>. This 332 <uri link="http://home.alphastar.de/fuerst/download.html">website</uri>.
324kernel is <e>NOT</e> intended for stable, day-to-day use. The Indigo2 IP28 333 This kernel is <e>NOT</e> intended for stable, day-to-day use. The
325system suffers from an issue known as <e>Speculative Execution</e>, a feature 334 Indigo2 IP28 system suffers from an issue known as <e>Speculative
326of the R10000 Processor that is problematic on machines that are <e>Non Cache 335 Execution</e>, a feature of the R10000 Processor that is problematic on
327Coherent</e>, such as the IP28 Indigo2 and on R10000/R12000-based IP32 O2 336 machines that are <e>Non Cache Coherent</e>, such as the IP28 Indigo2
328systems. Details on the nature of Speculative Execution, and the issues it 337 and on R10000/R12000-based IP32 O2 systems. Details on the nature of
329poses to the Indigo2 can be found at the following URLs: 338 Speculative Execution, and the issues it poses to the Indigo2 can be
330</p> 339 found at the following URLs:
331 340
332<ul> 341 <ul>
333 <li> 342 <li>
334 MIPS R10000 Microprocessor User's Manual (See <e>PDF Pages 51-55</e>) 343 MIPS R10000 Microprocessor User's Manual (See <e>PDF Pages 51-55</e>)
335 <uri>http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/manuals/2000/007-2490-001/pdf/007-2490-001.pdf</uri> 344 <uri>http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/manuals/2000/007-2490-001/pdf/007-2490-001.pdf</uri>
336 </li> 345 </li>
337 <li> 346 <li>
338 Post to NetBSD sgimips Mailing List on 29 Jun 2000 347 Post to NetBSD sgimips Mailing List on 29 Jun 2000
339 <uri>http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-sgimips/2000/06/29/0006.html</uri> 348 <uri>http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-sgimips/2000/06/29/0006.html</uri>
349 </li>
350 </ul>
351 </li>
352 </ol>
340 </li> 353 </li>
341</ul> 354</ul>
342 355
343</body> 356</body>
344</section> 357</section>
345<section> 358<section>
346<title>IP30: Octane</title> 359<title>IP30: Octane</title>
347<body> 360<body>
348 361
349<ul> 362<ul>
350 <li> 363 <li><b>Processor Options (Experimental):</b> R10000, R12000, R14000A</li>
351 <b>Processor Options:</b>
352 <ul>
353 <li><b>Experimental:</b> R10000, R12000</li>
354 <li><b>Unsupported:</b> R14000A</li>
355 </ul>
356 </li>
357 <li> 364 <li>
358 <b>Kernel Support:</b> 365 <b>Kernel Support:</b>
359 <ul> 366 <ul>
360 <li>Linux 2.4: <e>Unsupported in Kernel</e></li> 367 <li>Linux 2.4: <e>Unsupported in Kernel</e></li>
361 <li>Linux 2.6: <e>Experimental</e></li> 368 <li>Linux 2.6: <e>Experimental</e></li>
374 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li> 381 <li>o32: <e>Stable</e></li>
375 <li>n32: <e>Experimental</e></li> 382 <li>n32: <e>Experimental</e></li>
376 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li> 383 <li>n64: <e>Not Available In Gentoo</e></li>
377 </ul> 384 </ul>
378 </li> 385 </li>
379</ul> 386 <li>
380 387 <b>Notes:</b>
381<p> 388 <ol>
389 <li>
382Octane support in Linux should be regarded as experimental. Support for this 390 Octane support in Linux should be regarded as experimental. Support for
383particular machine from SGI has been progressing quite well and the Linux 391 this particular machine from SGI has been progressing quite well and
384kernel functions reasonably well. The current status for this system may be 392 the Linux kernel functions reasonably well. The current status for this
393 system may be found on
385found on <uri link="http://helios.et.put.poznan.pl/~sskowron/ip30/">Stanislaw 394 <uri link="http://helios.et.put.poznan.pl/~sskowron/ip30/">Stanislaw Skowronek's page</uri>.
386Skowronek's page</uri>. Wider support in Gentoo for this system will be 395 Wider support in Gentoo for this system will be available in the future,
387available in the future, so watch this space closely for more details. 396 so watch this space closely for more details.
388</p> 397 </li>
398 <li>
399 The serial ports on the Octane currently only support 9600 baud rate,
400 8-bits, no parity, 1 stop bit. Other baud rates do not currently work
401 at present.
402 </li>
403 </ol>
404 </li>
405</ul>
389 406
390</body> 407</body>
391</section> 408</section>
392</chapter> 409</chapter>
393 410
431lists the support for each device. 448lists the support for each device.
432</p> 449</p>
433 450
434<table> 451<table>
435 <tr> 452 <tr>
453 <th>Stable Support</th>
454 <th>Experimental Support</th>
436 <th>Unsupported/Untested</th> 455 <th>Unsupported/Untested</th>
437 <th>Experimental Support</th>
438 <th>Stable Support</th>
439 </tr> 456 </tr>
440 <tr> 457 <tr>
441 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: Impact &amp; Extreme/XZ graphics chipsets</ti>
442 <ti>Indy: I2C/VINO subsystem &amp; IndyCam</ti>
443 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: XL Graphics Card (Newport)</ti>
444 </tr>
445 <tr>
446 <ti>Indy: Phobos G130 10/100Mbps NIC</ti>
447 <ti>O2: GBE Framebuffer</ti>
448 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: SGI Seeq Ethernet 10Mbps</ti>
449 </tr>
450 <tr>
451 <ti>Indigo2: GIO64 Slots</ti>
452 <ti>O2: PCI Slot</ti>
453 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: WD33C93 SCSI</ti>
454 </tr>
455 <tr>
456 <ti>Indigo2: Phobos G160 10/100Mbps NIC</ti>
457 <ti>Octane: Keyboard</ti>
458 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: HAL2 Sound/Audio</ti>
459 </tr>
460 <tr>
461 <ti>Challenge S: WD33C95A SCSI Adapter/RJ-45 Daughter Card</ti>
462 <ti>Octane: Mardi Gras (MGRAS) Graphics</ti>
463 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: Parallel Port</ti>
464 </tr>
465 <tr>
466 <ti>O2: VICE Subsystem</ti>
467 <ti>Octane: QLogic ISP1040B SCSI</ti>
468 <ti>Indy/Indigo2: Serial Port</ti>
469 </tr>
470 <tr>
471 <ti>Octane: SMP Support</ti>
472 <ti>Octane: RAD1 Audio</ti>
473 <ti>O2: SGI MACE Ethernet 10/100Mbps</ti>
474 </tr>
475 <tr>
476 <ti>Octane: V6/V8/V10/V12 Graphics (Odyssey)</ti>
477 <ti>Origin: IOC3 Ethernet 10/100Mbps</ti>
478 <ti>O2: Adaptec AIC7880 SCSI</ti>
479 </tr>
480 <tr>
481 <ti/> 458 <ti>
482 <ti>Origin: QLogic ISP1020 SCSI</ti> 459 Indy/Indigo2: XL Graphics Card (Newport)<br/>
460 Indy/Indigo2: SGI Seeq Ethernet 10Mbps<br/>
461 Indy/Indigo2: WD33C93 SCSI<br/>
462 Indy/Indigo2: HAL2 Sound/Audio<br/>
463 Indy/Indigo2: Parallel Port<br/>
464 Indy/Indigo2: Serial Port<br/>
465 O2: SGI MACE Ethernet 10/100Mbps<br/>
466 O2: Adaptec AIC7880 SCSI<br/>
483 <ti>O2: Serial Port</ti> 467 O2: Serial Port<br/>
468 Indigo2 ISA: Parallel Port Card (PC-Style)<br/>
469 Indigo2 ISA: NE2000 Compatible 10Mbps NIC (RTL8019)
484 </tr> 470 </ti>
485 <tr>
486 <ti/> 471 <ti>
472 Indy: I2C/VINO subsystem &amp; IndyCam<br/>
487 <ti>Indigo2 EISA: 3COM 3c597 10/100Mbps</ti> 473 Indigo2 EISA: 3COM 3c597 10/100Mbps<br/>
488 <ti>Indigo2 ISA: Parallel Port Card (PC-Style)</ti> 474 O2: GBE Framebuffer<br/>
475 O2: PCI Slot<br/>
476 Octane: Keyboard<br/>
477 Octane: Mardi Gras (MGRAS) Graphics<br/>
478 Octane: QLogic ISP1040B SCSI<br/>
479 Octane: RAD1 Audio<br/>
480 Octane: SMP Support<br/>
481 Octane: V6/V8/V10/V12 Graphics (Odyssey)<br/>
482 Origin: IOC3 Ethernet 10/100Mbps<br/>
483 Origin: QLogic ISP1020 SCSI<br/>
484 O2 PCI: ALi 5273 USB 2.0 (Req. Kernel &gt;=2.6.8.1)
489 </tr> 485 </ti>
490 <tr>
491 <ti/> 486 <ti>
492 <ti>O2 PCI: ALi 5273 USB 2.0 (Req. Kernel >=2.6.8.1)</ti> 487 (1)Indy/Indigo2: Impact &amp; Extreme/XZ graphics chipsets<br/>
493 <ti>Indigo2 ISA: NE2000 Compatible 10Mbps NIC (RTL8019)</ti> 488 Indy: Phobos G130 10/100Mbps NIC<br/>
489 Indigo2: GIO64 Slots<br/>
490 Indigo2: Phobos G160 10/100Mbps NIC<br/>
491 Challenge S: WD33C95A SCSI Adapter/RJ-45 Daughter Card<br/>
492 O2: VICE Subsystem
493 </ti>
494 </tr> 494 </tr>
495</table> 495</table>
496
497<note>
498(1) Work has begun on porting the ImpactSR to the Indigo2 Impact (IP28)
499workstation. At the moment, it's early days, and the driver is not functional
500yet, but this may change in the comming months.<br/>
501Likewise with Extreme graphics... a few people were starting to look into
502writing drivers for this chipset. Nothing has been released yet, but we may see
503something in the not too distant future.<br/>
504We will update this page if such a driver is released.
505</note>
496 506
497</body> 507</body>
498</section> 508</section>
499</chapter> 509</chapter>
500 510

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