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Re: flakey miata 433a

Hi Dave,

Perhaps you ought to reseat the logic board into the
riser; this resolved a few issues on my Miata.

Your mouse: try a different mouse (if you haven't
already done so) or check whether gpm is running -
I've had problems with the mouse under X with gpm.

So far as disabling xdm, the default runlevel is
indicated in /etc/inittab (on mine it's runlevel 2).

You can remove/rename the symlink in /etc/rcN.d (where
N is the runlevel) for xdm so it won't start when your
Miata is booted...  Ah yes, you can also do this with
gpm as well.

A 3com ethernet adapter will work if you insmod the
kernel module or build it into your kernel.  SRM
doesn't recognize 3com adapters so far as I know.

Good luck,

--- dave mallery <dmallery@cia-g.com> wrote:

  however, it seems that
> the 
> ps/2 port on the mobo is dead.  i have tried
> /dev/psaux and 
> /dev/mouse -> /dev/psaux to no avail.... however, in
> dmesg
> you can see it find the ps/2 mouse port ok.
> there are a few unresolved items, however.  in my
> red/hat experience, the
> runlevel can be set so that x does not start at
> startup.  this alpha is
> starting x and when i go ctrl/alt/f1 i don't get to
> the keyboard that is
> running x.  i can't stop x short of shutting down,
> so i don't get the
> server output to look at re mouse problems.  is
> there a different
> run-level to set in inittab so that x does not start
> automatically?  or
> how do you kill the x server, and where will its
> output log be?
> if the ps/2 port is indeed dead, then should i not
> be able to set
> up a bus mouse or even a usb mouse???
> ok, my other problem.  the ethernet controller is
> flakey... runs about 
> 30% packet loss.  it *seems* to be mechanical... the
> little board
> with the coax and rj45 *seems* to respond to
> mechanical pressures
> but without much repeatability.  i rang out the two
> pair with an 
> ohmmeter and they seem fine... that's from the rj45
> to the mobo-end
> of the cable.  is there a way to disable the on
> board e-net and 
> substitute a 3c905??  i can't find any cmos options
> or blue meanies.
> thanks again for your hospitality
> dave
> ps: this box was a gift-horse....
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