Re: Powerbook G3 (Tokyo)
On Tue, 21 Mar 2000, Matt Knopp wrote:
> I recently got one of the new powerbook G3's "Tokyo" (Basically a lombard,
> but with firewire in place of scsi). Basically the problem I am having
> is that the kernel (a) loses the interrupt for hda, after a while the ram
> disk will load and then (b) the keyboard seems to not work.
This is not actually much like a Lombard internally; it is the first UMA
Powerbook and therefore shares more with the iBook, as well as the iMac
350/DV and the latest G4s. Note that it is also often referred to by its
codename Pismo, or just "Powerbook 2000."
> The laptop is explicitly unsupported by both YDL and LinuxPPC at this point,
> I was curious if anyone has had any luck getting it to work themselves.
Henry Worth has been working on patching the kernel to support the
Pismo; the results can be found in Ben H.'s tree:
rsync --delete -avz linuxcare.com.au::linux-pmac-benh DESTINATION-DIR
It sounds like the code is in usable or near-usable state if you're
interested in testing. See the linuxppc-dev and -user archives from the
past few days for details. <http://lists.linuxppc.org/>
If you don't have a machine on which to compile kernels, Ben says that
he'll be posting binaries once he feels the code is clean enough, as well
as merging it into the BitKeeper trees.