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Re: status of Q950

On Mon, 5 Oct 2009, Riccardo wrote:

> Hi,
> I installed vmlinuz-2.6.29-2 in the build of October 3rd on my Q950.
> It seems that everything is fine. That means no new problem. I compiled 
> some of my code on it for several hours using an external hard disk; it 
> works. THus both the internal and the external SCSI bus work. Ethernet 
> seems to work and local keyboard too, as well as the console.
> I did not try X11, I had trouble last time 

It worked for me using etch-m68k (and someone else reported success) 
though there is no mode switching since the kernel fb driver doesn't 
support it. You probably need to configure xorg for the same mode that the 
video card boots up in.

> and I run apt-get update and found no packages to update. Which 
> apt-sources should I use? Or were there in 3 Months absolutely no 
> updates?

I'll let the Debian guys answer that one.

> Of course all standard Q950 problems remain:
> - system clock not detected and and also the clock doesn't get inherited from
> the mac any way
> - hardware shutdown and reboot do not work. This is inconvenient, since I use
> now the machine essentially headless over the ethernet and being unable to
> reboot is a nuisance

It's the same in the mainline kernel. If I knew how the hardware worked, 
and if I had time to finish with other (more important) bugs, then I might 
take a look at it. Until then, I've added your bug reports to the bug 
tracker, http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=11666&atid=111666

> IN nay case thanks for keeping up the good work! My next tests will be 
> on the IIfx.

I'd be interested to hear how it runs on that machine. I don't have one so 
I've never been able to test it.


> Apparently, the only two 68k I have left in active usage... are the two 
> most troublesome machines around!
> RIccardo

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