Re: Installing Sarge (3.1r1) on Amiga
On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, Stephen R Marenka wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 12:32:55PM -0500, Peter Krummrich wrote:
> > Later on in the installation process, the installer complained several times
> > that it was not able to access the hardware clock.
> Amiga folks: is this a normal hardware thing?
It should work fine with genrtc.
> > When installing packages, the install process displayed an error message. It
> > could not find the package "read-edid"
> That shouldn't happen: network or cd?
But reading the EDID won't work on m68k. The package isn't even available for
m68k, according to the description:
| Description: hardware information-gathering tool for VESA PnP monitors
| read-edid consists of two tools; get-edid uses a VESA VBE 2 interrupt
| service routine request to read a 128 byte EDID version 1 structure from
| your graphics card, which retrieves this information from the monitor via
| the Data Display Channel (DDC). parse-edid parses this data structure and
| outputs data about the monitor suitable for inclusion into an XF86Config
| get-edid uses real-mode x86 instructions to communicate with the video
| hardware; therefore, it is usable only by root, and this package is only
| available for the i386 architecture.
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