NetBSD/hpcmips Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I use an IBM microdrive?
- Does H/PC hardware have APM hardware?
- Is a test snapshot with the IBM z50 LCD suspend available anywhere?
- Does USB work on the MobilePro 8xx machines?
The current status is that we have no idea. If you have any ideas, working code is welcome.
You can connect vt100 to serial connector, and on machines that run X you can use on-screen keyboards.
Yes. If your machine supports IBM microdrive in WinCE, it will work fine. On the IBM z50, the IBM microdrive and PCMCIA TypeIII hard drive are supported, but beware, they significantly reduce battery life.
There is no such thing as APM hardware. APM is a BIOS spec only. The Vr41xx CPUs support a course battery level only (very low, which is really good). There's nothing like a battery percentage in the hardware, unless it is an addon doo-dad.
In the -current sources. If you want to use test code, build a kernel with ITE8181_LCD_CONTROL_ENABLE or change the ite8181_lcd_control_disable variable to 0 with gdb. For more information see src/sys/arch/hpcmips/dev/ite8181.c.
Yes. Some umass devices have strange errors, but most devices work correctly. Note that the USB port on these machines can only supply a max of ~500mA, so an externally powered USB hub is highly recommended.
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