Can anyone please tell me, which keys I have to press to emulate the
I somehow changed that on my old PowerBook and now that I got a new one
I can't find the config file anymore where I have to set this...
Thanx in advance
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I have a Rev A. Beige G3 Mac (Rev A. is the one that would only support
Masters on the IDE busses) on which I am attempting to install Suse-PPC.
I have the Apple OEM Ultra-Wide SCSI card connected to a 4.5GB SCSI drive
(this is my main system drive), and I added a 9GB IDE (ST13940A) drive. The
IDE drive is the Master on IDE Bus 0 (CD-ROM is Master on IDE bus 1). I
want to install Linux on the IDE drive. I have divided the IDE drive into 4
4.2GB HFS partition (for regular Mac stuff)
32MB HFS partition (the Boot partition the install manual instructs me to
128Mb swap partition
4GB A/UX Root partition
If I boot into MacOS then launch BootX and then Linux, the IDE drive is
never recognized. It doesn't matter if I boot into MacOS from the IDE or
the SCSI drive. I also swapped the CDROM and IDE drive busses - still
didn't work. The only way I have been able to get the Linux kernel (2.2.14)
to see the IDE drive is by performing the following:
Copy the following files from CD #1/suseboot to the small (32MB) HFS volume
that is on the IDE drive:
I then select that volume as the boot disk using the MacOS Control Panel
'Startup Disk' and then restart.
This causes the initial happy mac icon to be replaced with a "penguin
sitting beside a mac" icon and the kernel boots and recognizes the IDE
drive, and takes me into the installer.
There are two problems with this approach: 1st, I can't easily boot back
into MacOS, I have to zap PRAM to get back to MacOS; 2nd, I don't know how
to specify the real boot partition (/dev/hda10) instead of the ramdisk image
that contains the installer.
I've tried kernel 2.2.16 from Bootx, but this locks up before the Penguin
appears. I see the welcome to kernel 2.2.16 message followed by some
address info, followed by booting... followed by some more information, then
everything just stops with the last line being:
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Does anyone have any ideas or experience on getting Suse to install on an
IDE drive on a Rev A Beige G3 Mac with the OEM SCSI Drive? How about on a
Rev C.? I found a place that has upgrade ROMs for the IDE controllers that
basically upgrades them to be a Rev C. so Master and Slave are supported -
maybe there were other fixes also.
I'm using Suse 6.4 on an G3-Mac. I've tried to use Xpmac instead of
XF86_fbdev, which really seems faster to me. But with Xpmac I´ve got no
german "umlaut"-Keys etc. as I have with my config when I'm using the
fbdev-XServer. Is there a solution for this problem ?
Anyone have any luck getting Helix GNOME working? I did the manual
installation of the LinuxPPC rpms and had to change the /etc/pam.d/gdm
file back to it's original state to login, but it is still not acting
right. Any suggestions would be helpful.
I got all the packages and installed them but I can't really get KDE
2 to run in any real way - I can get it to run as a crippled unhappy
subprocesses of KDE 1.x. I tried to do the "how to have KDE and KDE2
happily coexists" but when I tried to find the path to my QT library
I was thwarted. A tiny paranoid part of me wonders if QT is not in
the KDE 2 packages - that doesn't make much sense.
Isn't there some sort of medication we can
prescribe kids to make them stop doing drugs?
Cameron Bales .:. Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
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---- The current decade shall be known as "The Naughties" ----
ich habe ein paar Anmerkungen zur SuSE 6.4 PPC:
Solltet ihr einen iMac der letzten Revision (also nicht der aktuellen) haben,
also der ersten Version mit Slot Loading CD-ROM / DVD (iMac, iMac DV, iMac DV
SE), dann solltet ihr DRINGEND die Firmware 2.4 von Apple einspielen. Die alte
Firmware hat naemlich definitiv unangenehme Bugs im USB-Support.
Der os-chooser tut's zumindest auf meinem iMac DV auch nicht, Der direkte
Start aus der OpenFirmware funktioniert dagegen einwandfrei, weil wenigstens
der yaboot einwandfrei funktioniert.
Die Geschwindigkeit des X-Servers (und damit der Grafik) ist nicht
berauschend, denn der X-Server mit spezieller ATI Rage 128 Unterstuetzung
laeuft nicht. Stattdessen wird ein Kompatibilitaetsmodus verwendet, der die
Faehigkeiten dieses Chips nicht ausschoepft. Allerdings ist dieser X-Server
Ansonsten gibt's eigentlich kaum Probleme mit dieser ersten Release. D.h. dass
es praktisch keine Abstuerze gibt.
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is it possible to run JServe under SusePPC?
Thanks for your help
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I just installed Suse Linux for ppc on my iBook special edition and have
setup openfirmware to boot YaBoot and I am having a problem when i try to run
linux from yaboot i get a message saying invalid ELF image. Can anyone help
p.s. I have an iBook and do i have to type boot video=ofonly
To configure XF86 so that I can use the wheel of my Logitech mouse,
I recently discovered I could do it with SaX (I say discover because
there is not a word about this X configuration utility in the 6.4
for ppc manual !! -- and I'm new to the SuSE world). Problem: SaX does
not work properly on my G4. As soon as it is started, my keyboard and
my mouse are completely screwed up (as someone mentioned on this list).
So I tried sax -f startup so as to force it to run on the startup X
server. Sometimes it's better, sometimes it's not. But even when
I can use mouse and keyboard, it seems the saved XF86Config file
is overwritten by xsfb at boot time so modifications are lost.
Apparently there is a new version of xsfb with an option to avoid
creating XF86Config at boot. I haven't looked at it yet.
Does anyone know if the people at SuSE plan on releasing a new --
and working -- version of SaX soon? Has anyone experience with XF86 4.0.1
and SaX2? Is it any better? (Is SaX2 somewhere on any of the four CDs?)