On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 05:01:36AM -0400, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> I finally had the time to give a good look at this pre-built
> kernel-image (I know, took me long enough :-), and got it working, but
> with a couple of problems along the way.
> Hardware: Motorola StarMax 3000/160 (pmac 4400 clone, 160 MHz 603e),
> built-in Mach64 VT 1MB, PCI MacPicasso 540 (Cirrus Logic GD5480 chipset,
> 4 MB).
> * Using BootX, it always boots with the console on the Mach64,
> unless I check the "No video driver" box. (Didn't have a VGA
> monitor to see what was wrong until this morning, the MacPicasso
> has that funny Apple monitor port.) This behavior is different
> from 2.2.19, but I'm not sure whether it should be considered a
Probably not a real problem; you can force the load order on the
command line, though I don't remember how.
> * When I check "No video driver", most of it is fine, but there are
> color blocks with little circles in them between "VFS: diskquotas
> version..." and "Console: switching to colour frame buffer...",
> which look like what I used to get with CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y, as
> this kernel has. But this is merely a cosmetic problem AFAICT.
This might be fixed now. Uploading tonight.
> * The machine hangs when trying to set the clock. I notice there
> are two rtc.o modules, in drivers/char and drivers/macintosh.
> Could the kernel be trying to load the wrong one? Worked around
> this by setting HWCLOCKACCESS=no in /etc/default/rcS, but then I
> have to rdate...
Fixed, by only including the right one. I'm reasonably sure that I'm
ok with just the drivers/macintosh/rtc.o, unintuitively, on all
PowerPCs. Someone smack me if I'm wrong.
> * The machine hangs while "Starting printer spooler:". Could it be
> trying to insmod parport.o? Worked around by purging lprng.
I can load parport without a crash now.
> So now I'm up and running with 2.4.8, but the 3nd and 4th problems above
> should probably be worked on.
> Oh- and the openafs module builds and works! Would anyone like me to
> upload it?
Neeet. I'll probably rebuild it against 2.4.12 sometime soon, if I
can. I'd like to have AFS going again.
Daniel Jacobowitz Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software Debian GNU/Linux Developer