At 9:05 AM +0200 4/27/01, Uwe Albrecht wrote:
>try to reconfigure XFree 4.x with SaX 2. This works. I think when
>you install SuSE 7.1 for the first time the Framebuffer - Server is
>activated. You must configure the accelerated Server by yourself.
I'm trying to reconfigure using SaX2 but am confused. SaX2 says I
have an ATI Rage 128 Pro AGP 4x (TMDS) with r128 driver. Expert says
that I'm using these options: usefbdev,hw_cursor,dpms. I'm assuming
that the first option is use frame-buffer device. Do I turn this off
and substitute another option? But which option, there are so many.
There is an "accel" option. There is also a "hdcursor" option.
What's the difference between "hd_cursor" and "hdcursor"?
Either way I've been unable to test these configuration changes. When
I select test I get the familiar adjustment screen where I can tweek
the width and height. When I click save configuration however the
screen switches to gray with the X cursor and stays there without
reloading my desktop. At this point I have to kill the session with
ctrl + alt + delete.
/* Ola Olsson
/* oeolsson(a)enosis.net * http://www.enosis.net
/* "I learn so I can teach so I can learn."
well just to confirm that there is really something odd going on, I
came to my computer this morning and sure enough, there is a buzzing
coming from the internal speakers that wasn't there the last time I
touched it last night. It changes pitch depending on the brightness
of the screen. As I write this in mutt/vim on a black screen, it is
fairly subdued. Now if I switch to my netscape desktop I get a
solid bass buzzing. When I switch to Konqueror with a grey
background, I get a higher pitch buzzing. If this continues, I am
going to have to learn how to play a decent tune on this thing!
I think there was mention on this list recently of there not being
alsa-dev on the 7.1 CD. I have it on my CDs. It is called alsa-devel
21:28 joss:~ $ rpm -q alsa-devel
21:28 joss:~ $
I got my CDs a couple of weeks before they were available to buy so
maybe the packages changed, but I can't imagine why....
I would like to ask a couple of sound related questions.
When trying to run alsaplayer I get this error:
21:22 joss:~ $ alsaplayer
(C) 1999 Andy Lo A Foe <andy(a)alsa-project.org> and others, see
AUTHORS file for details
Output plugin: ALSA output v1.1
ALSA->set_sample_rate(): parameter error "Invalid argument"
ERROR: failed to set sampling frequency. Exiting...
And finally, is there anyone on this list who is able to listen to
audio cds on a summer 2000 iMac DV SE with SUSE 7.1PPC, because I
have tried every bit of advice I can get and still no joy.
thanks very much
following up from my message yesterday, I thought I would note a couple of
observations concerning mail and SUSE 7.1PPC.
The version of fetchmail included has a bug that produces an error saying
that the command "AUTH" is not recognised (or something similar). I looked
around on the web and this is a known bug in fetchmail. I am now using the
latest stable version
and all is well again. The buggy version works fine by the way, it just produces
I solved my procmail problem by shifting the .procmailrc file into /etc instead of my home
folder. I've no idea why that makes any difference but it works for me as
I'm the only user on this machine. Any ideas on why this should be so are
p.s. good Japanese support in SUSE now :-)
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
while we are trying to find problems in 7.1....
I have never been able to conenct remotely or anonymously to any ftp
site (including my own) with xftp on suse 7.1. It was fine in 7.0
but now xft just goes dead and I have to kill it.
Is anyone else having this problem or know of a good, stable GUI
Hope this isn't a silly question. After upgrading from 7.0 to 7.1 on a
Mac G3 Tower and G4 tower using kernel 2.4.2 and XFree86 release 4.0.1,
I find that I don't have acceleration working. Window dragging is slow
and OpenGL doesn't seem to be functioning either as the spectrum
analyzer in XMMS is slow and chunky. If I remember correctly, setting
this option in 7.0 was obvious and easy. Has something changed or am I
just going blind and missed it.
/** Ola Olsson **/
/** oeolsson(a)enosis.net **/
/** I learn so I can teach so I can learn **/
Is it possible to build custom CD SuSE PPC Linux installation using ALICE
from original SuSE CDs, updates from SuSE ftp, and only those packages
already installed SuSE on my iBook?
I believe my own install would be one or two CDs only.
Thanks in advance
On Thu, May 10, Albrecht Ullrich wrote:
> At least the install kernel from 7.1 can't detect (it turns black) the
> cinema display. I tried sax2 only once and it din't detect the cinema
> display either (maybe i just wrongly started sax2).
It can autodetect the PB, but in no way the digital displays.
sax2 -f should be fine on both machines.
$ man clone
Main feature not yet implemented...
we were successfully able to install 7.1 on a PowerBook G4 Titanium (no
kernel parameter) and on a cube with Apple Cinema Display (kernel
parameter video=aty128fb:vmode:22). Almost all parts (USB-mouse,
USB-printer, network card, modem, sound, mol) are running out of the
The hole installation was done in text mode. Then we created manually
the necessary XFree86 configuration file. For the PowerBook we used the
file from the provided link (http://ftp.linuxppc.org/kernels/titanium/)
. For the Cinema Display we used as a starting point XFree86.g4 from the
CD1 and the parameters from vmode:22 and came up with the following
Modeline "1600x1024" 108.5 1600 1688 1704 1808 1024 1025 1026 1036
We hope this information are useful for others. Thanks to Suse for the