Re: Installing Debian on a PowerPC 8500
On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 12:50:04PM -0700, Brad Boyer wrote:
> 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.
> input: kbd
> output: /chaos/control
How can I change those settings? I can't find any option in the apple's
system disk for doing that.
Greets and thanks a lot for your answer :-)
> The control driver is really buggy, and may sync to unusual resolutions
> and frequencies unless you have patched it, which is painful.
> Brad Boyer
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