I just did an ftp install of SuSE 7.3 that seemed to go pretty well
-- as an *install process.*
Mac Cube, pretty stock -- 450mhz CPU (original) Rage 128 (original)
1.5G RAM (upgrade), 80G Seagate HD (upgrade). 17" Studio Display
(CRT) -- I believe they are digital?
After SuSE install, could not startx
/usr/S11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi does not exist
entry deleted from path
(about 10 font directories repeated this way, then...)
fontpath set to
***FBDev: using default framebuffer video mode
fatal server error:
fbev ScreenInit:unable to set screenparams (invalid argument)
(IO: fatal IO error 104 (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
I rebooted and could not find evidence of SuSE to boot either by
holding down option key (New World) nor command-option-OF (only
mac-boot was offered; when I typed linux, I got a big "international
'no' symbol" and the machine froze).
I had to rerun the "install" file in OF to get back to SuSE (of
course a lot of install screens first). I did look in lilo.conf to
confirm that it pointed to my / partition (it did). Almost seems like
yaboot isn't there or setup?
Then, figuring I had a video/driver problem, I followed the advice
at "Setting up unsupported graphics cards with the framebuffer
device" from SuSE's site.
at boot prompt it said to enter:
linux 3 vga=791
so I typed that at the OF prompt and got
linux unknown word.
So I tried
linux 3 vga=791
at the command line (after restarting from OF/install file) and I got
linux command not found.
there was no "vga=normal" so I added the line "vga=791" to lilo.conf.
That caused an error too.
At command line, tried variations of
and it said I'm set up for XFree 3.3 (I think) but I thought SuSE 7.3
came with XF4.x!
Then I tried
sax (which was supposed to work with XF3.x) and got
This was from a total ftp install -- NewWorld install, plus ftp. Not
a PPC .iso, although I noticed that the site mentioned availability
of .iso for PPC, couldn't find any though.
What's going on here??
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