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Re: [suse-ppc] Some issues with my 7500 and Beta 3
  • From: Olaf Hering <olh@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 22:48:14 +0200
  • Message-id: <20050917204814.GE23546@xxxxxxx>
On Thu, Sep 08, Larry S. Stotler wrote:

> I still have Beta 3 on here, but here is a few issues I have noticed:
> Yast did NOT detect the onboard MESH controller of my PMac 7500 and was not able to start the install automatically. However, it did detect the onboard NCR53cX secondary controller as well as the Adaptec 2940UW card.

Yes, boot with 'insmod=mesh' into the installer.

> When I try to select my monitor, the colors are messed up. However, if I use SaX2's recommended config, it is fine. Also, I am unable to select the video card.

The X11 driver is just fbdev. Use either depth 15 or 24, depending on
your screen resolution. 16 will not work.

> I installed a USB 1.1 card, a Via card. It was detected, and I am able to make use of my USB key drive, but nothing else. My USB mouse and printers are not detected. It would be nice to be able to use a real mouse.....

The USB mouse uses the generic /dev/input/mice device. Are the drivers
loaded? I guess you need uhci_hcd.

> When I run frozen bubble, it seems to setup as a 640x480 screen size. Is there any way to fix this? It diesn't do it on my other Intel based systems.

I have no idea.

> I will hopefully pull RC1 this weekend and re-install it with a larger hard drive. So far, I am VERY happy with what I have seen. Thanx for bringing back PPC support even tho Apple has jumped ship! Any suggestions would be appriciated.


> 80MB RAM(planning to add more)

Do that, at least.

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