I've installed SuSE 7.1 on my Indigo iBook (rev. C) and it runs well.
As always, there are a few items I'd like to tweak:
1. The trackpad responds to a tap as if I were clicking the mouse. I
don't want this feature and once disabled it when I was running LinuxPPC
on this machine but have forgotten how I did it. How can I disable
tapping on the trackpad and leave only the "click" bar working?
2. I've followed the instructions in the manual to get AirPort working,
but no luck so far. How can I do that?
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How do I verify that acceleration is working on my machine? I just
installed 7.1 (kernel 2.4.2) on a 400 MHz G4 with ATI Rage 128 Pro
AGP 2x. It appears all the right drivers are loading in the log
files. The r128 driver is supposed to enable acceleration by default
with XFree86 4. I've been using XMMS with the open GL graphic
analyzer as the test. On my G4 the graphic analyzer "stumbles" along
while on my son's G3, with identical setup (accept for graphic card)
it hums along quite nice. Is it valid for me to be using XMMS to
varify acceleration? or is there a better, more definitive way of
testing this. I'm wondering whether acceleration might be on but I've
simply screwed up my XMMS installation. Perhaps I'm just a doofus but
I never had these "problems" with SuSE 7.0.
Thanks for any help,
a few weeks ago i posted my trouble with my SMC NICs (9432TX,
EtherPower II) to the list -- unfortunately (but thanks to the guys
who tried to help me!) i didn't have any success bringing this cards
which card should i use now? i need one with a rock stable driver
(yip, guess that this is normal) and it should be 'quality ware'...
i used to build in two nics (config is 8200/120 with on board
ethernet, 10mbit), one for nfs (adressing my sun workstation) and the
other for netatalk; the rest should be done by the on board ethernet
device... (which works fine).
so which card do you use? which would you recommend?
sorry for posting my slightly off topic email, but i have a very big
problem: since my good ol' power book 100 died yesterday, i have
several important data on this tiny hard disk (indeed, it has
i have had several 2,5" scsi hd's, but i never had to restore some
data from them back to a mac... so i don't know the cable connection
(which is data+, gnd etc.).
i searched i a little database called 'loeten am mac', there are
several listings containing such things -- no go. nothing listet
it seems to me that using an old style (fast or) asynchronous scsi
host adapter (built in every old, i.e. grey mac) should work; the
cable to build would -- as far as i can see -- have to supply power
to the disk (there are eight (?) pins dedicated for this on the hd).
does anyone of you have a 'recipe' for building such a cable?
i am trying to install suse-linux on powermac 8500/180 - 64mg.
i hav external 2gig HD :
3: SCSI, 1.91 GB, /dev/sdc, MICROP-4221-09 1128RQAV
This is what i attempt to choose for installation.
warning: this disk has foreign partitions and must be handled
by the custom partitioner.
so, i go to custom:
1. i select drive,
YaST2 needs at least one partition to install SuSE Linux:
the root "/" partition.
Please create this at mountpoint.
i initialized the disk.
this appears to be a partition issue. evidently, i am
in the dark about creating the appropriate partitions.
i tried HD primer, which apparently should allow me to create
new paritions; howver when i try to create a 40 000k partition
(linux boot partition_) i'm told i have not succeeded as a
partition need be greater than 400k.
1 have 2 memory options
they begin : 0.5
0.5 <- ->
the second 0.5 i can increase/change the size of my partition. the
first will not allow any alterations.
please forgive my naivete about partitions, but might someone point
me in the right direction regarding their appropriate creation.
I have TCP/IP forwarding queues (via lpr old) to networked PostScript
printers defined in printcap and succesfully working with Linux and
Samba. Now I would like to make them work with MacOS9.
There are two choices, through Netatalk and through Apple Desktop Printer
(TCP/IP & LPR). Unfortunately, none seem to be work via Linux (although
direct AppleTalk printing bypassing print server from MacOS works).
Above is my printcap entry (again, it work with Linux and Samba). I
create desktop printer (new Printer -> LPR) with Desktop Printing
Utility, enter Linux box IP address, and queue name "lp1". Verify command
returns OK status.
Anyway, printing from MacOS results PostScript error 8827 (I have
selected correct PPD file, and printer, Tektronix Phaser 740L, has
built-in PostScript L3 interpreter).
So, I went another way and edited Netatalk papd.conf file:
The printer becomes visible via chooser, but again I've got PostScript
error. I removed :op=wes: statement, dropped PPD file definition, changed
:pr=lp1: to :pr= tek_phaser740_queue:, but it still does not work.
Instead of PostScript error appears another message "printer is not
responding to request".
I have checked spool directory permission (lp/lp), everything is OK. Of
course, I restarted netatalk after each change of papd.conf file.
Thanks in advance.
Ever since installing 7.1, I have had these messages immediately
after booting. Could anyone tell me how to get rid of them and why
they are appearing?
May 15 21:55:56 linux modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
May 15 21:55:56 linux modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
May 15 21:55:57 linux modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
May 15 21:55:58 linux kernel: ip_conntrack (2048 buckets, 16384 max)
USB keyboard, USB mouse and USB in general works fine.
I have problem with custom compiled 2.4.4 and 2.4.5-pre1 kernels from
fsmlabs on SuSE 7.0 PPC, bitkeeper tree. I have compiled kernel with ALL
Mac-specific drivers, including serial port support, and installed new
modutils 2.4 from SuSE ftp.
And now the problems:
1) Built-in iBook Modem is no longer recognized by Yast2.
2) Sound recognized but does not work.
3) I have boot message that module char-major-4 is not found.
char-major-4 is an alias to dmasound in etc/modules.conf, I have changed
alias to dmasound_core, message disappear, but sound does not work anyway.
It seems my problems relate to modules.conf file. Does anyone have valid
modules.conf file for SuSE 7.0 PPC/2.4.4 kernel, or instruction how to
properly update it?
Thanks in advance
I have a Motorola Powerstack running Windows NT at the moment.
I think it has a special BIOS for Windows - even the bootmonitor has some
Windows look and feel - as far as I remember, for running AIX on the
machine, another BIOS was needed.
Does anybody have experience installing Linux on such a system?
Should it be possible in principle?
The BIOS version is:
Motorola PowerStack RISC PC
Firmware: Motorola PowerPC Firmware Version 3.04.08
96/09/10 MCG IR03
Thanks for any help!
I was wondering what the current status of firewire is for PPC
Linux. I have been taking a look at
http://linux1394.sourceforge.net and it appears that it is working
on the x86 platform. An update in March says that work is under way
to fully support PPC. Currently, what support is there? Is there
any point in me trying to get my CD burner working with the
currently available drivers. The web site says my model works with
the SBP-2 driver on x86.
Thanks very much