site  contact  subhomenews

My old Cyrix CPU

September 08, 2009 — BarryK
I've got an old workhouse PC, mostly retired now but I fire it up every now and again to test Puppy.

Cyrix 6x86 200MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, el-cheapo 14-inch monitor. The BIOS is dated Feb. 1998.

Have just tested 4.3beta2. This is my bottom-of-the-rung machine -- if the pup runs on this, I'm happy. Yep, 4.3beta2 is fine, although I found a bug, the serial mouse setting was not remembered after creating a pupsave -- I thought that old bug was fixed, I'll take another look at it.

Anyway, tempestuous raised the question, will the kernel be the final kernel for 4.3? I'm very happy with it, there are no showstopper bugs reported on the forum... so, yes, that's it.

The source is here:


Kernel source file
Username: grndoor
The patched source file for kernel appears to be corrupt: The md5sum for the downloaded file is: f1f22a46da9c1e43063cbd2ced2b4950 It should be: 12042ba1574b5fb2f522f58eb341046d

Corrupt kernel source
Username: BarryK
"Ok, I'm uploading it again. gFTP estimates upload completed 18 minutes from now.

Kernel re-uploaded
Username: BarryK
"Ok, done.

Tags: woof