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Re: Install questions on c180


i got this up and running over the weekend. i dropped down to an older
(forget which one now) install cd and all went well. being new to hp
workstations i found it to be an easy install. time will tell as i paly
with it more.

everything so far works with the exception of the mouse lock up when
exiting an X window session as mentioned before on the list. however
tabbing around the menu works. gnome apps gave me problems and kde is
stable. personally i prefer gnome but i can live with kde for now.

i did not upgrade the firmware. i may if i have troubles. 

jeff duncan
> jmd wrote:
> > 1. my firmware is 5.0. i see there is a 6.1 and i am wondering if the
> > upgrade would be worth the time. i subscribe to the idea that if not
> > necessary don't upgrade the firmware in any box.
> Read the FAQ at www.parisc-linux.org.
> (See #7)
> However, with C180, I'd consider it in order to avoid the "Dino
> Silent Data Corruption" problems with older 2.x Dino chips.
> > also.. the install
> > instructions mention *tape*. is this a literal tape drive? can i use a
> > cdrom or floppy?
> can use *any* bootable device including network or other SCSI hard disk.
> > 2. my graphics adapter is an A4070-26504 Rev B with Z buffer (A4242-6601
> > Rev A) is this supported? can anyone point me in the direction of info
> > on this card? i tried partsurfer and a google search but no info came
> > up.
> Check ESIEE website (link are on www.p-l.o) - many of the "High End" gfx
> cards aren't supported for lack of documentation.
> > 3. when i boot the cdrom i elected to use the IPL and had an option to
> > edit the boot command line. i could not get the console changed to
> > either the graphics (0) or graphics (3) instead of the tty0. am i asking
> > for too much here? i am assuming that it defaults to the serial port.
> The install CD should switch to whatever console you booted with
> *IFF* it's a supported graphics or serial device.  For console,
> all devices support "STI" (text mode) interfaces and parisc-linux
> kernel has a driver to use STI interface.
> grant
> ps. many of these questions might already be answered in
> mail archives on lists.parisc-linux.org
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