Re: powerbook and debian
On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 12:10:22PM -0300, Federico Gamio wrote:
> El vie, 23-01-2004 a las 09:19, Sven Luther escribiÃ³:
> > On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 02:12:35AM -0300, Federico Gamio wrote:
> > > El jue, 22-01-2004 a las 16:27, Jaonary Rabarisoa escribiÃ?Â³:
> > > > Hi,
> > > > I see that you almost managed to run debian perfectly in you albook
> > > > 15''. So, I would ask to
> > > > you some tips and advice because there are several things that doesn't
> > > > work yet in mine.
> > >
> > > Sure.
> > > I put all the files you need at
> > > http://isadora.homelinux.net/debian/powerbook/
> > >
> > >
> > > > I have the same albook 15'' as you. (1,25 ghz, backlight keyboard
> > > > airport bluethoot).
> > > > Untill now I've just managed to install debian/sid (kernel 2.6.1) but
> > > > I can't run most of
> > > > my hardware. Here are my status:
> > > > Xfree working
> > > > sound not working
> > >
> > > Well, simple, look at my kernel config file that I you can find in my
> > > website
> > Mmm, i would like to know :
> > 1) which kernel do you use.
> 2.6.1-ben1 and right now I am testing 2.6.2-rc1-ben1
Mmm, where you also able to run a 2.4 -benh kernel on this machine ? I
don't think that debian-installer is yet ready to have both the 2.6 and
the 2.4 kernel as choice.
> > 2) have a look at this config file.
> > And maybe ask you to contribute a bit and to try building the official
> > powerpc kernel so that they will boot on your box, and contribute back
> > your experience about it.
> > I am not entirely sure if the linuxppc-2.4 tree i am following will be
> > enough and if i should switch to the -benh trees or not, but it would be
> > really nice if we could support these machines by default when sarge is
> > released.
> Well, if you don't use -benh, some things simply don't work :)
But would it be enough for the installer, which mostly needs to boot and
recognize hd and cdrom devices, as well as network ?