Re: mac installation
On Sat, 17 Feb 2007, Brian Morris wrote:
> thanks for the link to the kernel deb !
> my quadra 630 finally works now at the console.
> but i had to reload/reinstall the keyboard maps:
> "loadkeys us" to test/reload and "install keymap"
> to install it. this because all the keys were wrong
> i could not even log in.
Yep, I had the same problem on a woody installation, I fixed it by
disabling the loadkeys init script.
> but logging in via ethernet then i did the above and got console to
> work, with the new kernel deb.
> it is still i think pretty buggy though appears to be more stable than
> before, last kernel i tried 2 months ago, this time i was up for about 4
> hours before it got to thrashing too badly. i was unable with a great
> patience to shut it down. seems to be some memory issues, swapping
> itself or the program i was running that wanted the swapping i am not
> sure, but it wasn't swapping so heavily that it should be thrashing to a
> standstill. (i put in the shutdown command and it tried but hung with
> drive errors, although rebooting appears no problem, only with running
> this perl script in 2.6.18 that uses 50mB of memory)
> i would say more detail but it would probably confuse you without a
> clear simple example. anyway i still am not sure my disk drive is
> perfectly fine, am planning replacement. (there are some errors from the
> drive at startup, although i don't get them with kernel 2.2, who knows
Would be nice to see the error messages... Particularly if they happen on
the replacement drive too.
> since there are still some 300 odd kernel bugs (down from 700 a few
> months ago) in all debian, i don't expect too much yet.
> I am still running a mixed install of sarge and etch, only parts of etch
> i need. mostly this because i want to be able to run 2.2 kernel as
> fallback. actually am using the 68k very little (for fear the disk is
> about to fail). also need more memory and not sure i want to spend $ or
> if it would really help (have 36mB now and the machine maxes out at 68,
I read somewhere that some of those motherboards have two SIMM slots and
will accept 64 + 16 (plus 4 on board I guess). YMMV.
> the only really good thing about it is it does use ide hd).
> ps FYI the "current" version of perl is actually getting on close to 2
> years old. there are about 12MB of modules update, even with the
> upstream fresh build or etch (i know i have been building and
> consistentizing it on all my machines the last few month, BTW it builds
> fine with gcc295/linux2.4 or macos10.2/gcc3.3, but - ) which takes
> almost as long to build install as the whole source. is anything to be
> done about that ??
> anyway i downloaded the 12mB ok the ethernet did not crash (mine 68k is
> ASANTE/LCIII/Nubus, not Sonic - slow but stabler maybe ??). but when i
> was trying to run the updates when i got it stucking. maybe i have to
> split it up or/and do some partly by hand. or i could try the old kernel
> and see if that hangs too...
> On 2/16/07, Finn Thain <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 16 Feb 2007, Laurent Vivier wrote:
> > > Hi guys,
> > >
> > > I'd like to provide EMILE bootable floppy/CDROM image with linux 2.6 :
> > > where can I find a kernel image working fine (I mean with
> > > display/ADB/SCSI/networking working) on all macs (I mean already
> > > supported by 2.2) ?
> > There isn't one yet. But, if you can live without serial drivers, hardware
> > clock, IOP ADB, PMU ADB, IIsi ADB and 5380 SCSI, you're laughing. I'm
> > going to get the status page working again so that you can easily see
> > which models are affected. In a nutshell, quadras work OK.
> > Christian's kernel is as good as it gets:
> > http://people.debian.org/~cts/debian-m68k/linux-image/linux-image-2.6.18-4-mac_2.6.18.dfsg.1-11_m68k.deb
> > -f
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Laurent
> > >
> > >
> > >
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