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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
|  file.
|  .
|  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.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

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