About NetBSD/next68k

NetBSD/next68k is a port of NetBSD to the 'black' 68k NeXT hardware.

It currently only runs on 68040 NeXT systems using non-ADB keyboard and mouse. There is experimental support for turbo NeXT machines (33Mhz) in NetBSD-current.

Darrin B. Jewell is the maintainer of NetBSD/next68k.

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Supported System Models

Only non-ADB keyboards and mice are supported.

  • NeXTcube (NeXT_X15 - 25 Mhz 68040)
  • NeXTstation, a.k.a. slab (NeXT_WARP9 - 25 Mhz 68040)
  • NeXTstation Color, a.k.a. color slab (NeXT_WARP9C - 25 Mhz 68040)
  • NeXTcube Turbo (NeXT_TURBO_MONO - 33 Mhz 68040 )
  • NeXTstation Turbo, a.k.a. turbo slab (NeXT_TURBO_MONO - 33 Mhz 68040)
  • NeXTstation Color Turbo, a.k.a. color turbo slab (NeXT_TURBO_COLOR - 33 Mhz 68040)

Supported Hardware

  • Serial interfaces
    • zs; Zilog 8530 serial ports, which can be used as the system console if desired
  • Framebuffers
    • nextdisplay; 2 bpp mono (NeXTcube, NeXTstation, and NeXTstation Turbo)
    • nextdisplay; 16 bpp color (NeXTstation Color and NeXTstation Color Turbo)
  • Network interfaces
    • xe; On-board 10 Mbps ethernet
  • SCSI interfaces
    • esp; On-board ESP100A SCSI controller
  • Input devices
    • nextkbd; non-ADB keyboard
  • Miscellaneous
    • Battery-backed real-time clock

Available Projects

Anyone else interested is more than welcome to lend a hand - particular projects of interest include:

  • Better installation tools, now that SCSI works
  • ADB keyboard and mouse support
  • Support for non-512 byte sector disks since NeXTSTEP disks are typically formatted this way
  • Bring der Mouse's X server into the tree
  • 68030 support in locore.s
  • Floppy driver & support for floppy install
  • NeXT/OPENSTEP binary compatibility (using COMPAT_DARWIN as a starting point)
  • Optical drive support (Canon MO drive)
  • NeXTprinter support
  • NeXTdimension support
  • sound support
  • DSP support