Just (a week ago) completed my first PPC installation "without" problems and
I have dedicated a week browse around the system and figure out what is
different between PPC and x86 (this is my first Mac and I like it)
But were can I get more software? Freshmeat? Is there a single source were I
can find software for SuSE PPC or do I just have to keep on browsing? From
the X86 world I am used to find the software I want, but now ... Very
I am looking for Java developing tools like J builder (yes I like Netbeans,
but another would be nice) and and office package like StarOffice is there
any out there?
If there is very few apps for PPC and there is very little effort to port
more. What can be done to change this situation (yes I know I can do it my
self :-) I am basically trying to find out some more about the PPC community
I know this questions have probably been answered several times, but I am
brand new to PPC
Here comes post #2 for the day. =]
Anyone have suse 7.0 running up-to-spec on a pismo powerbook? I'm having
great trouble with a usb modem. I tried upgrading the kernel to 2.4, etc.
It's a ricochet wireless modem, it uses standard AT modem commands. It will
dial and so fourth, but pppd craps out when wvdial tries to fire it up.
Any help is greatly appreciated,
I have problem with newest Sax2-4.2.7 PPC. I am bought SuSE 7.0 PPC, and
it seems Sax2 supplied with this distribution is outdated and does not
work well with newest Apple hardware.
I have downloaded new saxtools 2-1-16 and Sax2-4.2.7. However, Sax2-4.2.7
complains about unresolved depencency problems (perl-storable,
perl-gettext, libXrender, libc.so.6). I have all perl, mesa and
XFree86-4.01 modules installed (from 7.0).
Please inform me which packages need to be installed (and downloaded
from) to resolve depencency problems.
Thanks in advance.
This is my first time posting to this list. If I manage to blatantly
disrespect some "official mailing list rule", I apologize in advance. =]
My question is this: Back in the day of the 2.2.16 kernel, pre-compiled
kernels could be downloaded through benh's ppc linux page. I am now noticing
the lack of pre-compiled 2.4 kernels anywhere on the internet. Do they
I have a wireless ricochet modem, which uses standard modem commands. I can
connect to the internet through it, but the connection is super-slow and
stalls constantly. I have tried the option "novj" in my /etc/ppp/options
file because I heard it would help. It didn¹t. =]
I Have tried 2.2.16 and 2.4 kernels. Both allow me to dial and maintain an
extremely slow - unstable connection. Anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
Can anyone point me to a walk through on upgrading the kernel? I can't seem
to find anything other than lines like "but for best results upgrade the
kernel." So if any one knows of a good online how-to i would appreciate it.
I installed SuSE 7.0 Linux for PPC on an RS/6000 43p model 150.
Before installing SuSE I had AIX 4.3.3 in that box so, I had to format
the hard disk with the AIX diagnostics CD, because if you don't do that,
you cannot install SuSE.
Later I had to install again AIX in that box, but I'm not able. I've
tried to format the hard disk, but is useless.
Has anyone tried to install SuSE in an RS/6000 and after, tried to
I'm not even able to restore the backup copy of the operating system
done with mksysb (aix smitty)
Thanks in advance
Over the last week I have gotten so much help from the group that I thought
I should give back what something.
A while ago I asked for help installing SuSE PPC 7.0 on my G4 500
I ordered my machine with SCSI and later I installed an ATA drive.
Symptom Unable to Boot of the CD and drive partition.
Message during boot:
>From CD: Disk error wrong partition 1, then black. Nothing happens after
>From Disk: various messages, then black.
For a long time I was sure that it was a SCSI error and I searched for
answers in that direction, however it turned out to be the ADC connection on
the video card.
Download the later Kernel from SuSE, extract it and rename it.
Change the yaboot to
root=/dev/what ever you drve is, mine is sda6
append="load_ramdisk=1 ramdisk_size=64000 video=atyfb video=ofonly"
Have the CD in the drive and go for it. The kernel will find the SCSI drive
(at least ATTO SCSI cards) the installation should proceed as normal.
Then after installation
Start up with your Apple CD and edit the yaboot.conf file again
image = vmlinux
label = linux
root = /dev/sda9
append = "video=atyfb video=ofonly"
The append line is VERY important. DO NOT DO WHAT SuSE Say you should do :-)
at their web site they propose to insert a this append line :
"video=aty128fb:vmode22" it does not work on my machine, if it works on
yours use it, it Is a better choice. Their solution loads the video driver,
mine does not.
Finding the right modline and driver is work in progress, so don¹t ask ill
send an update when I have it.