Kernel Newbie Needs Help
I've been trying to find the right Debian kernel for the iMac and have
Debian PPC (Woody) installs with 2.4.18 -- great networking, but it
doesn't support the iMac's CRT: the left-most character of each line is
hidden by the Mac's CRT black border.
I installed kernel-image-2.6.3 from www.pp.fishpool.fi, and it detected
the iMac's hardware perfectly, but the networking support somehow was
knocked out. My Ethernet (cable modem) connection via lynx and apt-get
resulted in 'malformed URL' and other errors.
I went back to 2.4.24-ben1 and the networking returned, but the
hardware support vanished (the missing character 'bug' returned.)
1) Which kernel absolutely supports iMac hardware and CRT (ie, I can
see the entire display on my monitor) while also providing networking?
2) What procedure should be taken before upgrading to a new kernel so
that iMac hardware is supported?
3) How do I unpack and install a *.deb file downloaded via Mac OS X?
4) How do I return to 2.6.3 when apt-get refuses, saying it is already
Thanks a million.