I have ordered SuSE 6.4 for PowerPC.
My problem is that I can't install the system.
I have an iBook with 96 Mb ram, 300 Mhz G3, 3,2 GB HD, 4MB rage pro gfx
I use system 9.04.
I have partition the drive with 3 mac partitions wich one is a linux boot
partition with 40 Mb space. Then there is one root partition with 1 GB and a
swap with 128 Mb. (done with the apple's partition tool)
When I install the folder on the linux boot disk and hold down space bar
when I boot, I can see nothing on the screen. When I push enter, it starts
too rrrrrr (sign that it is something processing).
I think the onley problem is the gfx. Because when I try BootX, I see
everything, the installer etc, but it quits after a while (this is because
it is a new world mac and I should'nt use the bootX in the first time.)
Tnx in advance.
Pascal van Ool
I want to setup accelerated X on a PowerMac 9600. I'm using LinuxPPC, but
had no luck so far and someone from the linuxppc-user mailing list gave me
the hint that the chip in the machine I'm using is from a german company
(Formac), so I ask here if Suse-linux has solved this (is Suse-linux's X
accelerated on european PowerMac's 9600?)
What I know so far:
Xpmac (at least Xpmac-Rage128 rev.9) doesn't support acceleration on this
9600. While booting, my selfcompiled 2.2.15pre9 kernel says
'/bandit/formacGA5' and 'unsupported', and XF86_FBDev (Version 3.3.3)
doesn't seem to understand the hardware, the lower half of the screen
remains black (or whatever was on the console) and the upper half shows the
content twice and totally wrong (some bit depth problems). The kernel
(rsync from linuxcare.com.au) has all mac video drivers compiled in except
for the matrox acceleration. There's no option in xconfig like 'formac' or
Thanks! Danke, Merci.
I am trying to install the new ppc-beta on a Motorola MTX eval-board.
The MTX has a Winbond 82C105 EIDE controller and don't want to
work with Linux (2.2.13-SuSE)
If I configure a kernel with CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SL82C105
the kernel is not able to use the recognized ide:
It detects the 82C105 hardware, but the driver wants to use IRQ16.
W82C105: 100% native mode on irq 16
hda: QUANTUM FIREBALL SE4.3A, ATA DISK drive
hdb: CD-540E, ATAPI CDROM drive
ide0: Disabled unable to get IRQ 16.
hda: ERROR, PORTS ALREADY IN USE
hdb: ERROR, PORTS ALREADY IN USE
There are some "tunings" in the sl82c105.c copied from
Corel's Netwinders (ARM). How to get rid of the special
treatment of this chipset?
Booting with QNX/Neutrino the EIDE is used with IRQ14
and all works as expected.
PCI version = 2.10
Class = Mass Storage (IDE)
Vendor ID = 10adh, Symphony Labs
Device ID = 105h, sl82c105 - bus master PCI-ide mode 4.5 Cntrlr
PCI index = 0h
IO Address = ffffff0h enabled
IO Address = fffffech enabled
IO Address = fffffe0h enabled
IO Address = fffffdch enabled
IO Address = fffffc0h enabled
IO Address = fffffb0h enabled
PCI Int Pin = INT A
Interrupt line = 14
Peter Waechtler http://www.qnx.de/~peter