A quick -- and hopefully easy -- question:
If I want to start a python script at startup, where do I put the
command to do so? I'm using 7.1, in case that makes a difference.
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Stephan Ruehle wrote:
> I have acard 6260 working with SuSE7.1 PPC installation with Kernel 2.4.2. Linux detect the Acard as an IDE Controller ->hdx. All my attempts to get this card working with newer kernels failed.
i've gotten this answer:
Many thanks for your enquiry to SuSE Installation Support.
> ANFRAGE: While trying to format the EIDE HDD attached to Sonnet ATA66
> PCI card installation program reports "No Hardrive Found"
> PowerPC Edition 7.1 on a PowerMac 7200/90, 320 MB RAM, 4 MB VRAM, 2MB
> L2Cache, 40GB Seagate EIDE: ST340810A, stock SCSI CD-ROM drive and fdd
This IDE Controller is not supported by the standard kernels included in
SuSE PowerPC Edition 7.1.
However, you can try to upgrade to the newest kernel version. You can find
it on our ftp server under:
In order to acces this ide controller the following features in
the kernel configuration need to be enabled:
AEC62XX chipset support
This driver adds up to 4 more EIDE devices sharing a single
interrupt. This add-on card is a bootable PCI UDMA controller. In
order to get this card to initialize correctly in some cases, you
should say Y here, and preferably also to "Use DMA by default when
The ATP850U/UF is an UltraDMA 33 chipset base.
The ATP860 is an UltraDMA 66 chipset base.
The ATP860M(acintosh) version is an UltraDMA 66 chipset base.
Please read the comments at the top of drivers/ide/aec62xx.c
If you say Y here, then say Y to "Use DMA by default when available" as
AEC62XX Tuning support
Please read the comments at the top of drivers/ide/aec62xx.c
If unsure, say N.
You can check this after booting with the new kernel in the file:
If they are not enabled, you need to enable them in the kernel
configuration after doing a make cloneconfig and to recompile the kernel.
Please note, that there is no free support for self-compiling a kernel. If
you have problems with that you may consider using our business software
You will find more information about that under:
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Thomas Saupe (support(a)suse.de)
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I'm trying to access the Internet using an old PowerMac, a Hagenuk
ISDN Terminal Adapter ("Speed Dragon") and SusePPC 7.1 with the
Standard Kernel (2.4.2 AFAIR).
Everytime I try dialling in, pppd dies with exit status 1, and the
following message appears in /var/log/messages:
> Couldn't set tty to PPP discipline.
It doesn't matter if I use wvdial or a "pppd call <provider>" command.
Neither in man pppd nor in the pppd FAQ I found something concerning
Any help would be appreciated!
Please Cc: your answer to joschmili@gmx de.
this is my second attempt to get an answer on the subj.
Btw, is there a comprehensive list of supported/unsupported hardware?
E-Mail to the so called tech support remains unanswered.
Zo, is there any kind of workaraound to make the card working?
Mac OS sees it as a SCSI ACARD 6260.
I would like to upgrade to the latest kernel and would appreciate
any advice .. Also, is there a HOWTO or other instruction page I can
look at before proceeding .. I've built the kernel before, but it was
a very long time ago and I basically followed some instructions I
found so I don't recall enough to build it on my own without guidance
I'm currently using SUSE 7.0, kernel 2.2.16 (I believe) with X
4.0 on an iMac DV 400 .. I would like to be able to access my FW
harddrive, but I'm not to hopeful .. Also, are there drivers to use a
Logitech QuickCam on Linux? .. Finally, can anyone give me advice on
getting my Epson Stylus Photo 750 working under linux ..
I tried to install 7.1 on a drive connected to Sonnet Tempo Ultra ATA66.
During installation I have "There are no drives to install".
Is there a workaround besides going out and buying a new SCSI drive?
Kaspar Pflugshaupt wrote:
Deine Mail kommt leider etwas zu spät. Ich bin dann gestern erneut
umgestiegen und meine Mails sind sogar noch da... (klar, wo ich doch
jetzt alles gesichert habe...)
> > Funktioniert Kmail, Quanta usw. ??
> Funktionieren hier gut (neuste Verionen KDE 2.2.1). Es gibt allerdings
> gewisse Applikationen, die nicht starten wollen (Kbattleship,
Also Kbattleship habe ich nicht ausprobiert, aber Korganizer
funktioniert. Aber die RPM's wurden auch am 16.09 noch einmal überholt.
Möglicherweise solltest Du noch einmal erneut updaten.
Dafür is aktion noch tot, was mich persönlich aber auch nicht so
Auch im Kontrollzentrum läuft noch nicht alles ganz rund. Es handelt
sich aber offensichtlich "nur" um die Abfragen der
Insgesamt nicht ganz erfreulich. Aber die Schlüsselprogramme für mich
scheinen jetzt zu laufen.
> Zudem funktionieren bei mir die KDE-Fontmenus nicht mehr
> (obwohl die Zeichensätze noch da sind und benutzt werden können).
Das fand ich auch etwas seltsam. Openoffice zeigt mir alle Fonts (auch
Truetype) an, aber kword nicht... !?
> Alles in allem: ich würde bei KDE 2.1 bleiben (bzw. wünsche, ich wäre
Zu spät ..
Generell ist es etwas unerfreulich gelaufen...
Zeitweise habe ich noch probiert einige Pakete selbst zu kompilieren,
was aber die wildesten Probleme an anderen Stellen erzeugte. Die
Abhängigkeiten scheinen nicht ganz trivial zu sein...
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Thanks for the info. For pmud, i've installed the latest pmud available
on the suse ftp servers, so it should have removed apm. There is still a
lot of apm stuff on the disc though, even in the /proc directory, which may
indicate that apm is still there... If you find out what exactly you removed,
and how you did remove it, please tell me. This sleep thing is really driving
For xmms, i indeed tried what you suggest, but with both /dev/cdrom and
/dev/hde, but none worked. I'll try /dev/sr0 tonight (no audio cd available
Thanks again for your help. jean-francois
I have a pismo with suse linux ppc (7.0) installed, upgraded to kernel
2.4.9-benh0-benh (along with modutils-2.4.1-0.ppc.rpm, ppp-2.4.0-3.ppc.rpm,
pmud-0.7.2-1.ppc.rpm and modules-alsa.conf loaded in /etc/modules.conf).
Everything works fine (network, sound, ppp) except 2 features.
although the latest pmud was installed and seems to be apparently well
recognised at boot, the automatic sleep is still behaving strangely.
The machine goes to sleep (with the green led blinking) at very strange
moments, even when I'm busy typing on the keyboard. If I'm only typing
a text on the local directory, it's only a small problem. But if i'm typing
a message on a remote host (through the modem connection), it shuts down the
modem connection when going to sleep, and i have to start again my message
from the beginning, which is really a pain. Another example of this strange
behaviour is when the machine goes to sleep when the cpu is busy computing
(code running for a long time), in which case it sometimes even doesn't wake
up properly (screen totally black, forcing a hard reboot). This happens
both when the AC adaptater is plugged in or not.
looking at the man pages, i tried to install in /etc/power a pwrctl-local
file (enabled for execution with chmod +x) with the following 2 lines
as the only content:
in order to return 1 all the time and totally disable the sleep function
(as indicated in the man pages).
It apparently does not work, although executing the file myself by typing
./pwrctl-local indeed returns 1. I also added a file called `level'
with only `3 3' in it, meaning maximum performance for both battery and
AC modes (according to the man pages), assuming that it meant no (or at
least very rare) sleep. I can see no difference in the behaviour, ie
the same problems are observed.
Would any one managed to solve this problem. Having the sleep function
operational is great, but when it operates completely randomly, it's
worse than not having it at all.
Another problem concerns the reading of audio CDs. the sound is working
fine (thanks to the alsa modules downloaded from olaf's page). I tried
different things. cdparanoia (in su mode) reads audio cd nicely, and
change them to, eg, a .cdda file, but apparently cannot redirect the
output to the internal speakers. xmms tells that there is nothing in the
cdrom drive (while there is obviously something), but can read well the
.cdda file produced with cdparanoia (demonstrating at the same time that
the internal speakers work ok). I also tried kscd (the kde audio cd
player); while it recognises the cd and all the tracks on it, playing the
cd produces no sound at all, although the speaker level is unmuted (set to
max, with either kmix or alsamixer). I noticed that the cdrom level is
set to 0 in both kmix and alsamixer (and CANNOT be unmuted apparently).
It looks as if everything works (the cd is accessed by cdparanoia and kscd,
the speakers work when reading .cdda files with xmms), but there is no
single tool that can make them work together. Does anyone have a trick
or a fix to make all this work properly??
Thanks in advance for any help.
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