Re: USB on Ultra 10
Just a quicky because I don't have much time but I feel it's urgent...
If you have Creator 3D than you should NOT load the microcode! I repeat NOT! I
have heard people doing that and it did not go smooth for them. Anyway, the
microcode is for the Elite3D and not for any other card as far as I know.
For the rest i'll update you later.
On Friday 16 December 2005 10:23 pm, Vladimir Volovich wrote:
> Hi Vincent,
> "VV" == Vincent Vandeweijer writes:
> VV> I don't know if it's of any help. A while ago I emailed this to
> VV> somebody who posted it on the list. May sound silly but I just
> VV> don't know how to post... if I send a mail to
> VV> email@example.com it never shows up in the
> VV> list... must be some silly thing I don't know about :(
> your posts are perfectly visible in the newsgroup...
> thanks for your suggestions, they are very helpful.
> i didn't finish with switching to 2.6 kernel yet. i first upgraded to
> sid (was running sarge); then i faced with a nasty problem with
> "Xorg + sparc + type5 keyboard + kernel 2.4"
> (you may have faced it too - it is discussed in e.g.
> i left from the office today with this unsolved yet - but hope to
> solve it tomorrow based on suggestions there.
> one of solutions is to use 2.6 kernel, but i've got a problem
> installing the kernel package:
> # apt-get install linux-image-2.6-sparc64
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> The following extra packages will be installed:
> Suggested packages:
> linux-doc-2.6.14 linux-source-2.6.14
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
> linux-image-2.6-sparc64 linux-image-2.6.14-2-sparc64
> 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/9218kB of archives.
> After unpacking 29.5MB of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
> Preconfiguring packages ...
> (Reading database ... 103486 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking linux-image-2.6.14-2-sparc64 (from
> .../linux-image-2.6.14-2-sparc64_2.6.14-5_sparc.deb) ... Could not find
> mkinitrd.yaird mkinitramfs. at /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/preinst line 236,
> <STDIN> line 9. Selecting previously deselected package
> Unpacking linux-image-2.6-sparc64 (from
> .../linux-image-2.6-sparc64_2.6.14-5_sparc.deb) ... Setting up
> linux-image-2.6.14-2-sparc64 (2.6.14-5) ...
> Running depmod.
> Finding valid ramdisk creators.
> Failed to find suitable ramdisk generation tool for kernel version
> 2.6.14-2-sparc64 on running kernel 2.4.27-2-sparc64 in mkinitrd.yaird
> mkinitramfs dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.14-2-sparc64
> (--configure): subprocess post-installation script returned error exit
> status 9
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-image-2.6-sparc64:
> linux-image-2.6-sparc64 depends on linux-image-2.6.14-2-sparc64; however:
> Package linux-image-2.6.14-2-sparc64 is not configured yet.
> dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6-sparc64 (--configure):
> dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> (and i do have yaird installed...)
> VV> btw. getting an accellerated Elite3d config running isn't what it
> VV> used to be either... :( I had to modify /etc/init.d/afbinit to
> VV> get /usr/sbin/afbinit executed since dmesg doen't mention the
> VV> string "Elite 3D" anymore... this type of detection is used by
> VV> the /etc/init.d/afbinit script. But I guess that's not an issue
> VV> for you.
> uh, to start with i had no idea that afbinit even existed... ok, i
> installed the package, and downloaded afb.ucode from SUN. i found
> several different versions of this file - what is the md5sum of your
> afb.ucode file?
> then i changed "Elite" to "Creator" in /etc/init.d/afbinit to make it
> run, but when i run "/etc/init.d/afbinit start" (in text console,
> running linux 2.4), the screen blanks and nothing shows up - is it
> normal? (i didn't try yet with linux 2.6).
> are you saying that with afbinit it is possible to get accelerated X?
> BTW, i have Creator 3D card:
> 0000:01:02.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage I/II
> 215GT [Mach64 GT] (rev 9a)
> shall i still use afbinit with it?
> could you please send me your /etc/X11/xorg.conf?