I just received an old IBM RS6000/G40 (PReP, I suppose) and I need to
The problem is that I'm not familiar with AIXand I can't find any
information about how to change the boot device to floppy (I have
already the zImage and ramdisk into 2 floppies, to start the
installation). Doesn't matter if the key is in service or normal
position, it always starts the HDISK0 boot.
Can someone help with some hints for installation ?
I'm new to this list and new to the combination
of IBM PPC with SuSE Linux (7.1).
I've tryed to compile and install the newest
2.4.18 kernel, just copying the .config from
SuSE's 2.4.2 kernel and doing a "make oldconfig"
and the other proper things.
Now, I'm unable to boot the server with the
newest kernel. I've tryed all zImage files that
the kernel build generated, but the kernel
loading stops. It does not boot and freezes
just after LILO.
So... I need some help to update this kernel.
If someone have the RPMs from SuSE 7.3 PPC
and knows that this works for upgrading 7.1
it will be very welcome too.
If someone knows how to update to the newest
2.4.18 kernel, it will be very cool to!!!
Thanks in advance,
I just compiled XFree86 version 4.2 on my ibook running suse linux 7.1
and everything works fine except for the keyboard mapping which gets
pretty screwed up when using "macintosh" as keyboard type. In fact there
isn´t a key that matches. Right now i am using "Microsoft" as keyboard
type (yeah i hate it too) and it works ok, it is just that i can´t get
the "alt" key to work, does anyone have any idea which keyboard type to
use or have any other solutions?
Problem to launch netatalk on two stations with SuSEPPC 7.3
# rcatalk start
Starting Netatalk (this may take a while)
Starting atalkd:/usr/sbin/rcatalk: line 3: 840 Segmentation fault
Starting papd: starting afdd:-g nobody -c 20 -n <station>
Then no process atalkd running papd is well running
I don't have that problem on a PC with SuSE7.3
Is there a way to solve the problem?
I have a G3 Fire-Wire Powerbook Pismo, and I installed SuSE PPC 7.1 ; I
have 512 MB of RAM, 17GB of disk.
I tried to upgrade the kernel from 2.4.2 to 2.4.12 and 2.4.16. I found the
rpms for the kernels on ftp.suse.com. Both kernels ( 2.4.16-55 and
2.4.12-43) gave me a kernel panic, during boot, or later when the machine
During boot, the kernel panic message on the screen was:
Bad trap at PC: c00067f8, SR: 9032, vector=100 Not tainted
vector: 100 at POC= c00067f8, Ir = c0005da4
msr=9032, sp= c62b33e0 [c02b3330]
I went back to 2.4.2, but I would like to use power management. I
understand pmud is only supported for kernel versions >= 2.4.7.
Has anyone encountered this problem ? Am I doing something obviously wrong ?
Any help/suggestion would be extremely appreciated. I thank you very much.
I have a couple of questions regarding my G3 300mhz ibook. I recently
downloaded the upgraded XFree86 packages from the suse ftp server
because of the increased support for the ati graphics boards. My
question is simple has anyone any idea how to tweak the preformance of
my ati-rage mobility card? I have tried my self but i simply don´t have
enough information about it to know what to do. If someone have a
working xf86config file and would like to share it with me i would
really appreciate it, that is if someone has got either the open gl
acceleration or the XV display option working.
The second question is if anyone has found a kernel with support for
"energy saving" (i don´t know the right word in english), right now i
can only run my computer on battery for about two hours before it dies
without warning. And i can´t get the battrey monitors to work since my
kernel isn´t compiled with support for mobile computers.
Sorry about my bad english
I am going to setup suse ppc on this apple instead of
using os x , I am finding the new apple software a
real headache since it has to be glued together piece
by piece to become a real bsd operating system .
I suggest trying os x if you have not , its very
tedious and aqua is slow and buggy but its a great
brain tester . Darwin needs lots more info online to
be a useful tool I am finding . I have os x on its own
partition and I am downgrading os 9.2 to os 9 . The
whole new mac setup needs work to make the transition
from standard apple software to bsd darwin/aqua simple
for us suse ppc users .
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Somehow I got stuck with XFree86 v.3 instead of XFree86 v.4 then I installed
SuSE 7.3. I guess the Installer did that based on the graphics card in the
PowerBook G3 Lombard/Bronze (mine is the 333MHz pre Firewire).
Any PowerBook G3 guys out there? Any luck with SuSE 7.3?
Does anyone know if my PowerBook really *cannot* handle XFree86 v.4?
Have tips how to do the install so I get XFree86 v.4?
Problems I'm having with XFree86 v.3:
everything works so far OK that I have tried (Konqueror, Kmail, Kdict,
- Gimp and Mozilla -- turn KDE colors all weird like they were
inverted. Seems like the yellow spectrum is missing. Graphics in Gimp look
fine and Web content in Mozilla looks fine, but either of those two programs
are running the KDE desktop, menus, and panel turn into wacky colors.
- Yast2 and Sax2 give an error message saying that my graphics card
requires XFree86 v.3 and that they cannot configure XFree86 v.3.
So I have been configuring with Yast1.
Ak, what should I do? Any hope for me?
Roger in San Francisco :)
-- SuSE 7.3 on PowerBook G3 Lombard/Bronze (333MHz pre Firewire)
I tried to install xnview on my machine, a program to convert multiple
The rpm-Manager said, that ld-linux.so2 was missing, as I found out,
part of libformat.so.
Am I right that this package only exists for ibm-pcs? Is there anything,
one can do about that? Is there any database for this kind of problems
(I tried rpmfind.net)?
Is there any alternative multiple-graphic-formats- converting-tool?
Sorry if this is a stupid question - I am really not a hardware guy :-)
Yesterday I realised, that my TiBook cannot export the screen to a beamer
through the monitor output. I am using SuSE 7.3 with kernel 2.4.16 - because
with the original kernel I had no X.
On my old Toshiba-Laptop I never encountered any problems with the connection
of a beamer to the monitor output, so I didn't care for this until now: I
will need the new Laptop soon for presentation - so any help would be very