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laptop support and zip drive question
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: laptop support and zip drive question
- From: Jonathon McKitrick <jcm_(_at_)_shellyeah_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 13:36:14 -0400 (EDT)
i am very serious about trying openbsd on my laptop this summer, since i
don't need it for school. or, i might build a cheap box and experiment
with it. but i have a few questions first.
Has anyone had success running openbsd as a standalone workstation on a
toshiba 4010-cdt or something similar? Mine is a Satellite with a P2-266,
160 megs, 4 gigs, and an adequate screen/chipset. What advantages might i
have over freebsd? As i said, this is not a server, a cable modem
gateway, or anything like that. it is just a basic machine i use for the
usual internet work (netscape, links, email, etc) and programming (c, c++,
java, and perl hopefully).
second, i understand that there is no parallel port driver for the iomega
zip/zip plus. i have done some work on a similar driver before, and i
would be interested in helping out, if i decide to switch. at what level
would i hook in to the device framework? are there any docs on this?
thanks in advance,