Hi Connor,

thanks for the feedback.

Well at the moment the 10.0 installer (debian-10.0-sparc64-NETINST-1.iso dated 
2018) does not work on machines with XVR-1200 installed. On both the SB1500 and 
SB2500 (both with equipped with XVR-1200) the installer produces a frizzy 
screen output when the installer switches the text mode (initial language 
setup) and changing screen mode (1024 up to 1920) did not solve the problem.



Von: Connor McLaughlan <cont6p...@gmail.com>
Datum: Dienstag, 17. August 2021 um 00:14
An: James Bond <bond6...@googlemail.com>
Cc: "debian-sparc@lists.debian.org" <debian-sparc@lists.debian.org>
Betreff: Re: Q: Bullseye planned on sparc64?

Hi Iggi,

there are no stable releases for the unofficial ports. You have to follow sid 
if you install a machine with the netinst-iso...
This is currently very close to bullseye but will follow the next sid again and 

Also i am still trying to get my old Suns (Ultra 10, Ultra 25, Blade 100, Blade 
2000) working with debian in a stable way.

On Ultra 25 and Blade 100 i have problems with the latest kernels 5.9-5.10 
where USB is not working for me. Therefore i am using kernel 5.8. Maybe this is 
fixable by using a certain USB quirks switch for the kernel, but i have not 
researched yet if there is a suitable one.

The main problem with debian on my machines is however, that after intensive 
workload for 2-3 days, my partitions get corrupted into an unfixable state and 
i have to reinstall debian. I have tried various things to find the culprit, 
but the logs are inconclusive apart from partitions not getting unmounted 
successfully at shutdown.
Currently i suspect systemd as the cause and have switched to sysvinit for 

I think i can rule out hardware errors, because NetBSD and Solaris run rock 
solid on those machines without an issue and the issue is similar across 
several of the old machines. From the reports of other users T1+ are told to be 
stable and not showing this instability.

So feel free to test i guess. Any usage should be welcome.


On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 11:02 PM James Bond 
<bond6...@googlemail.com<mailto:bond6...@googlemail.com>> wrote:
Dear all,

As I do have several Blades 150/1500(silver)/2500(silver)/2500(red) I would 
kindly offer to test on them if you need my help. Graphic cards currently in 
use are XVR-100 (B150) and XVR-1200 (B1500/2500).



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