Atari Unix

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at
Sat Oct 17 12:23:14 CDT 2015

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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Mark
> Linimon
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> Subject: Re: Atari Unix
> On Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 03:26:53PM +0100, Dave G4UGM wrote:
> > The "real SCSI" is still somewhat broken and very temperamental.
> As someone who used to make a living working on VMEbus equipment ...
> ... if a machine has a VMEbus slot, that description usually applies.
> In particular, never assume that multiple bus masters can exist on the
> backplane.
> I fought that battle with a Solbourne.  Conclusion: it was fine to add in
one of
> our peripheral boards but that was it.  They had never even implemented
> the hard parts of the spec.
> mcl

I think the only use I ever saw for the slot in the Atari TT was for Video
cards. My TT had one, but it needed extra software to drive it...


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