Re: Installing Debian on a PowerPC 8500
On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 09:43:36PM +0100, Carlos de la Cruz wrote:
> How do I get the openfirmware console in my PowerPC 8500? I tried the keys
> sequence alt-command-blah and It doesn't works. I only get a black screen.
> When I executed "Apple system disk" it told me "OpenFirmware" ->input: ttya
> output: ttya
> Do I need a serial terminal for operating openfirmware?
The short answer: yes, use a serial terminal. (Modem port, 38400, 8N1)
I could be wrong on the port settings, since I haven't done this in ages.
The long answer: you don't need a serial terminal if you change the
settings of input and output. To use the internal video and an ADB
keyboard, use the following settings.
The control driver is really buggy, and may sync to unusual resolutions
and frequencies unless you have patched it, which is painful.
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