I was just wondering if this suse 7.0 will recognise IDE cards in a ppc
604 machine and the ide drives attached to them. 6.4 could not do that
with my machine (or i just didnt know how ;-). Also is it possible to
recognize both the SCSI and IDE drives with this new version?
Any insght would be greatly appreciated :-D
has anyone experiences with using an USB-barcode-reader ?
I want to use it on iBook G3 and don't know, whitch products are supported and
what drivers are available.
34537 Bad Wildungen
Anybody know why this might happen?
I just ugraded to the latest Apache and mod_php4 RPMs from the SuSE ftp
server. I got through the libsnmp problem, and Apache starts up and handles
static pages correctly. But now everything that ends in .php causes the
Apache child process to segfault and die (even a simple one-liner test
file). Here's what I get in the error log:
[Mon Feb 19 12:46:12 2001] [notice] Apache/1.3.17 (Unix) (SuSE/Linux)
PHP/4.0.3pl1 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Mon Feb 19 12:46:12 2001] [info] Server built: Feb 8 2001 10:43:08
[Mon Feb 19 12:46:54 2001] [notice] child pid 12234 exit signal Segmentation
Any idea where to start tracking this problem down? I've run out of ideas.
Oh, I'm not sure that I ever had PHP4 working previously. I never actually
tried to use it on this particular machine until after installing this
Thanks for any help!
I have no idea any more! it is probably easy but i can't figure this out
I have a PowerBook G3 (bronze) SuSE 7.0 kernel 2.4.1
a week ago i figured that i should update the kernel from the SuSE Site. so
downloaded the rpm files and installed them.
Then, I rebooted the machine and no modules got loaded. confused and
managed to cd my way into the /lib/modules/ dir but everything was there.
I used insmod -k and everything was OK ( until next time I reboot) but in
run manually load every module is not very fun.
So how do i get the kernel to figure out the path to the modules?
i have attached the boot log to this message. if someone could help me i
would be very grateful
Loaded 18468 symbols from /boot/System.map-2.4.1.
Symbols match kernel version 2.4.1.
No module symbols loaded.
klogd 1.3-3, log source = ksyslog started.
<4>Total memory = 64MB; using 256kB for hash table (at c0380000)
<4>Linux version 2.4.1 (root(a)PowerPC.suse.de) (gcc version 2.95.2 19991024
ase)) #1 Sun Feb 11 11:56:01 GMT 2001
<6>Registered 1 feature controller(s)
<6>PMU driver initialized for 1999 PowerBook G3
<6>Found Grackle (MPC106) PCI host bridge at 0x80000000. Firmware bus
<4>On node 0 totalpages: 16384
<4>zone(0): 16384 pages.
<4>zone(1): 0 pages.
<4>zone(2): 0 pages.
<4>Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda12
<4>System has 64 possible interrupts
<4>GMT Delta read from XPRAM: -480 minutes, DST: off
<6>via_calibrate_decr: ticks per jiffy = 167037 (1002224 ticks)
<4>Console: colour dummy device 80x25
<4>Calibrating delay loop... 801.17 BogoMIPS
<4>Memory: 60712k available (2020k kernel code, 1000k data, 320k init, 0k
<4>Dentry-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
<4>Buffer-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
<4>Page-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
<4>Inode-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
<5>VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
<4>POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
<4>PCI: Probing PCI hardware
<4>Fixup mem res, dev: 0.e, res_start: 80882000->80882000
<4>Fixup mem res, dev: 0.10, res_start: 80800000->80800000
<4>Fixup mem res, dev: 0.11, res_start: 81000000->81000000
<4>Fixup mem res, dev: 0.11, res_start: 80881000->80881000
<4>Fixup mem res, dev: 0.13, res_start: 80880000->80880000
<4>PCI: Resource 80882000-80882fff (f=200, d=0, p=0)
<4>PCI: Resource 00000c00-00000cff (f=101, d=0, p=0)
<4>PCI: Resource 80800000-8087ffff (f=200, d=0, p=0)
<4>PCI: Resource 81000000-81ffffff (f=200, d=0, p=0)
<4>PCI: Resource 80881000-80881fff (f=200, d=0, p=0)
<4>PCI: Resource 00000c00-00000cff (f=101, d=1, p=1)
<3>PCI: Cannot allocate resource region 1 of device 00:11.0
<4>PCI: Resource 80880000-80880fff (f=200, d=1, p=1)
<6>Registered "pmu" backlight controller, level: 15/15
<6>media bay 0 contains a CD-ROM drive
<6>Registered 1 media-bay(s)
<6>Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
<6>Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
<4>Initializing RT netlink socket
<4>Starting kswapd v1.8
<6>clgen: Driver for Cirrus Logic based graphic boards, v1.9.8
<3> Couldn't find PCI device
<4>atyfb: 3D RAGE LT PRO [0x4c49 rev 0xdc] 8M SDRAM, 29.498928 MHz XTAL, 230
PLL, 100 Mhz MCLK
<6>atyfb: monitor sense=62b, mode 6
<4>Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
<4>fb0: ATY Mach64 frame buffer device on PCI
<3>no framebuffer address found for
<6>input0: Macintosh mouse button emulation
<4>PowerMac Z8530 serial driver version 2.0
<4>ttyS0 at 0xc5807020 (irq = 15) is a Z8530 ESCC (cobalt modem)
<4>ttyS1 at 0xc580e000 (irq = 16) is a Z8530 ESCC (IrDA)
<4>pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
<4>block: queued sectors max/low 40149kB/13383kB, 128 slots per queue
<4>RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 128000K size 1024 blocksize
<6>Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
<4>ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with
<4>pmac_ide: enabling IDE bus ID 0
<7>Registered ide 1 for media bay 0
<4>hda: FUJITSU MHH2064AT, ATA DISK drive
<4>hdc: MATSHITADVD-ROM SR-8171, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
<4>ide0 at 0xc7cfb000-0xc7cfb007,0xc7cfb160 on irq 13
<4>ide1 at 0xc7cff000-0xc7cff007,0xc7cff160 on irq 14
<4>hda: Enabling MultiWord DMA 2
<6>hda: 12685680 sectors (6495 MB) w/512KiB Cache, CHS=13424/15/63, (U)DMA
<4>hdc: Enabling MultiWord DMA 2
<4>hdc: ATAPI 20X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache, DMA
<6>Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
<6> hda: [mac] hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4 hda5 hda6 hda7 hda8 hda9 hda10 hda11
<6>Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 2.88M
<7>IN from bad port 3f4 at c00b4340
<4>floppy0: no floppy controllers found
<4>Trying to free free IRQ6
<6>NET4: Frame Diverter 0.46
<6>loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
<6>SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
<6>scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
<6>scsi1 : MESH
<6>Macintosh non-volatile memory driver v1.0
<7>adb devices: : 2 c3 : 3 1 : 7 1f
<4>ADB keyboard at 2, handler 1
<6>Detected ADB keyboard, type ANSI.
<6>input1: ADB HID on ID 2:2.c3
<6>input2: ADB HID on ID 7:7.1f
<4>ADB mouse at 3, handler set to 4 (trackpad)
<6>input3: ADB HID on ID 3:3.01
<6>usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
<6>usb.c: registered new driver hub
<6>usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xc5820000, IRQ 28
<6>usb-ohci.c: usb-00:0e.0, PCI device 11c1:5801 (Lucent Microelectronics)
<6>usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
<7>usb.c: kmalloc IF c0362740, numif 1
<7>usb.c: new device strings: Mfr=0, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
<7>usb.c: USB device number 1 default language ID 0x0
<6>Product: USB OHCI Root Hub
<6>hub.c: USB hub found
<6>hub.c: 2 ports detected
<7>hub.c: standalone hub
<7>hub.c: ganged power switching
<7>hub.c: global over-current protection
<7>hub.c: power on to power good time: 20ms
<7>hub.c: hub controller current requirement: 0mA
<7>hub.c: port removable status: RR
<7>hub.c: local power source is good
<7>hub.c: no over-current condition exists
<7>hub.c: enabling power on all ports
<7>usb.c: hub driver claimed interface c0362740
<7>usb.c: call_policy add, num 1 -- no FS yet
<6>usb.c: registered new driver hid
<6>keybdev.c: Adding keyboard: input1
<6>mouse0: PS/2 mouse device for input3
<6>mouse1: PS/2 mouse device for input0
<6>mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
<6>event0: Event device for input3
<6>event1: Event device for input2
<6>event2: Event device for input1
<6>event3: Event device for input0
<6>LVM version 0.9.1_beta2 by Heinz Mauelshagen (18/01/2001)
<4>lvm -- Driver successfully initialized
<5>IEEE 802.2 LLC for Linux 2.1 (c) 1996 Tim Alpaerts
<6>NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
<6>IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
<4>IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
<4>TCP: Hash tables configured (established 4096 bind 4096)
<6>Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
<6>NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
<7>hub.c: hub overcurrent change
<4>VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
<4>Freeing unused kernel memory: 320k init 4k chrp 36k prep
<7>hub.c: enabling power on all ports
<6>Adding Swap: 131064k swap-space (priority -1)
Kernel logging (ksyslog) stopped.
Kernel log daemon terminating.
did you get any feedback yet? I'm also trying to find some automatic installation routines e.g. alice. I would wonder if alice can be used to install SUSE Linux PPC systems ?
reading maillists on psion revo
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Betreff: [suse-sparc] Auto-Installation with alice
Verfasser: Elisabeth Dregger-Cappel <dregger(a)uni-duesseldorf.de>
Datum: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 16:30:59 +0100
Has anybody experiences with automated installation of SuSE linux on Sparc systems using alice?
I want to install Linux on a couple of Sun Netras. It would be much easier and safer to use an automated installation. The installation has to be done with tftpboot as there are no CD drives. I already have
installed a single Netra as prototype. My questions now are:
a) Has anybody already used alice for Sparcs at all (e.g. with CD-ROM boot)?
b) Can anybody give some hints on creating an image for tftpd using tilo?
c) Is it easy to change the make_inst_cd script to a "make_inst_tftpimage"- script? Has anybody done this before?
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Not a Flame, I still use SuSE on several machines and I probably will for a
long time, and it is only because I like it, I bother to write this message.
It have been an interesting time installing and configuring suse linuxPPC.
There have been more problems than I expected. I have been using several
Linux versions (X86) over several years, so I feel quite confident in that
environment, but PPC have several differences (and I don't want to mess it
up) or it could be that I am just making the difference bigger, this is my
first Mac notebook so I am a little fresh.
1 after installing anything with Yast I loose my eth0
depmod does not change anything
ldconfig does not fix it
insmod -f complains about not finding the directory
Yast2 is complaining about Error 255
modprobe tells me that I "can't locate module bmac.o
The last times it have fixed itself when I run Yast2, but this time Error
2 The Monitor problem
The standard Apple Hardware is quite standard
they don¹t change video cards that often (or any other hardware)
I can see that there is problems in the X86 world, but on Mac? I know
that the information Apple is willing to share is a joke, but any
distribution should be able to make some standard scripts (choose your
I did send an email to SuSE regarding the installation problems I have
on my G4. The answer did not help me, and I waited several days.
According to another "unnamed" mailing list, my specific problem was
quite common for G4 and there was a "fix". I have to admit that I have
not tried it so this could be premature. But just having
knowledge about the fact that a problem exists, and not informing
the customer is not right.
If SuSE would have told me (I did not find it on the site) that there is
a problem with the video card in G4 could have saved hours in searching
for the problem, I could have started at once, in the right direction.
4 Support #2
This mailing list, the number of messages is not very high, but the
response is phenomenal, the best I have ever seen. And the help is
I am in awe to the people at SuSE that runs it. It reminds me of the
early news groups.
One of my greatest concerns is that Linux have a reputation for being very
stable. PPC is stable but some of the major software is not, (it seems like
sax2 ) is unable to save the info to XF86Config, eth0 is dropping out, it is
probably an easy fix for it (I have not looked at the web site yet) but I
would imagine that this would be somewhat intimidating for a Mac user (no
offence) so a section in the manual describing how to edit the XF86Conf with
emacs would have been great. It would also have been great to have a page
about what to do after upgrading, how to get the modules to load...
I know this is just a rant, but hopefully someone is at least reading it and
considering some of my ideas.
Best regards Even
Can please someone tell me if there are known issues with the beige G3
on-board Ethernet and SuSE 6.4 (kernel 2.2.14)? Better yet, where can I
look for further info/docs?
My problem is that under certain circumstances (for example nmap'ing
that interface from another computer -but not every time-, sometimes
just using the interface) the eth0 stops working, and then the computer
often freezes shortly after and auto-restarts in a few minutes (-??-
with dirty filesystem). No logs at all, even with tail -f /var/log/messages.
I've also tried with another G3: same behaviour.
The problem does not appear if I do the same tests on eth1 (Apple Fast
Ethernet card -DEC chip 21140-, or Intel Pro100+), or if I use a
blue/white G3 configured the same way.
This is the setup (test machine; in production the services will be
splitted on two computers):
- G3/233, 192MB RAM (used two computers: same results), with a Apple
Fast Ethernet PCI Card and/or a Intel EtherExpress Pro100+ PCI card.
- SuSE 6.4 with current patches, kernel 2.2.14
- SuSEfirewall installed and working (NAT for internal LAN, blocking
unused ports on internet interface)
- postfix 1999/12/31-pl13
- cyrus imapd 1.6.24 (with cyrus sasl 1.5.24)
- squid 2.3 stable4 + patches
- *not* running telnet, ftp, bind, nscd, ssh, identd, http, portmap, nfs
etc. etc. (only inetd)
If I only use the two PCI cards (leaving on-board Ethernet disabled),
everything is (seems to be...) fine: the G3 has just survived 7
consecutive nmap scans.
After two weeks of tests I'm completely stuck (tried everything I know
and looked through a lot of docs; also installed NetDrivers-2.1.6 from
www.scyld.com, although I remember that on-board Ethernet support is
compiled in the kernel)... any clues?
thanks in advance, and sorry for the long post
How do I get more than 8 bit resolution? And how do I save the info I but in
sax2? It seems that it is not able to save to the XF86Config file, it is not
that I am unable to write in the code, but it should work.
Can someone give me the correct name and spec of my video card I have a
Powerbook (bronze) G3 400 (no firewire, but I have DVD) I think it is ATI
rage (something) 8 Mb ram that should be able to run 32 but.
I have been looked around at the Apple site, and it is informative as
always. I have concluded that they only give their writers a picture of the
product, then ask them to write the technical spec's.