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Re: Problems with Xwindows and Network

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Linux debian 2.0.33pl1 #82 Sun Aug 9 16:36:07 PDT 1998 m68k unknown

Actually, the Radius card is the only way I can get the system to boot!  I tried
installing debian with the built-in Mac IIci onboard video, and the system just
hangs!  It is apparently not supported.

I would love to tell you how the x system is hanging, but if I try to run xinit
> x.err or xinit >& x.err only an empty file is created.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Schmitz <MSchmitz@lbl.gov>
To: Barry Wise, ITCN <bwise@itcn.com>
Cc: debian-68k@lists.debian.org <debian-68k@lists.debian.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 02, 1999 5:28 PM
Subject: Re: Problems with Xwindows and Network

Barry Wise, ITCN wrote:
> I have a Mac IIci with a turbo 40 card, a Radius PrecisionColor 8-24x Nubus
> card, and an Apple Sonic-T nubus card.  Debian Linux runs fine, but it does
> detect the network card.

Nubus Sonic cards are not supported at this time. Someone with such a card
should look into writing a driver (or rather porting the builtin Sonic
Shouldn't be too hard.

> I also have a problem with Xwindows.  I finally got all th base packages
> installed with no dependency problems (xbase, fonts, fb server etc.) but when
> run startx, the xserver begins to launch(apparently) but then the screen goes
> blank and thats it.

I'm amazed that the Radius works even for console. Please report which
kernel version you used, and try to figure out if only the display hangs or
the whole
kernel crashes (logging console messages to a serial line, or logging in on
a serial line, helps there).


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