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honeymak
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:49 pm    Post subject: alpha question Reply with quote

hi guys,
i will be trying to install gentoo on alpha 1200 soon

maybe i can help compile some pkg later or even as tester (but not so efficient or timely manner ;-p)
coz i have put an alpha 1200 under my office seat

btw......any special issue that i should take care of?
or any debug mode that i'd better enable b4 really doing anything?


and.....where should i put my alpha questions in? Alternate Architectures?
thx
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

Good to have another Alpha user around.

Alpha-related questions should go in Alternate Architectures forum.

We'd love for you to do other package testing.

If you're interested, please join the #gentoo-alpha and #alpha IRC channels on Freenode, and also join the AlphaLinux.Org Wiki.

It's easier to coordinate testing on IRC than forums.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wOw......
thx for the warm welcome......
i m not an alpha pro......though when my days was learning C......it was a class taken on alpha station......only knowing return values of sizeof() are different from those what we have on x86..... :oops:

but this time i m holding an alpha server......hm......
hope to get something interesting @work......XD

maybe i will do some hardware listing so u guys can identify what hardware i really have on hand......
e.g. cat /proc/cpuinfo, lspci? or what tools/cmd i can do such hardware listing?

and i know there is something i can do before loading the os in the "alpha prompt"......but just don't know what i should do and i just wait till os got loaded up.....

hope to grow my alpha knowledge here.......hehehe.......^_^
while i can grow through being helper as well.....not "hell"......hehe........ :roll:
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When the system boots, it should end at a prompt like this
Code:
>>>


This is SRM, which kind of does the same thing as a PC's BIOS.

From here, you can run commands to get info about your computer like
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show cpu

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show memory

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show config


Also, you can have it show a page at a time just like in Linux with the more command.

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show config | more


Hope to see you in #alpha. :)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

btw.....any good ebook that i can read more about alpha stuff?.......
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