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New to PPC

Hello all,

I'm new to the debian crowd, but have been the sysadmin of many RedHat
servers for years.  I have an original 66Mhz bus "snow" ibook, and
desperately want to use debian on it.  I assure you I have tried to RTFM
(mailing list archive, google searches, install guides, etc) for a long
time before emailing this...

I have gotten this far:  X works, not accelerated, but I can handle
working on that later.  Sound works.  Power Management works.  I have not
tried USB, Firewire, or video out.  The big kicker is that I can't get my
network to work.  I installed via ethernet, but after I followed the
directions at ibooklinux.net to install a precompiled benh kernel --
ethernet is broken.  (I did add the alias gmac eth0 line to modules.conf,
didnt' help)

It appears that my airport card has taken the role of eth0, and my
ethernet port is nowhere to be found.  I haven't tried to set up the
airport card yet, but running ifconfig shows teh MAC address of my airport
card for eth0.  I would like to have airport working, so I can use it at
home, but again -- one step at a time. :)

Sorry to send out the "help me I can't get my computer working" email, but
I really do want to use debian, and not have to install OSX again.

Thank you,
-Shawn Powers

Shawn Powers
Technology Director
Inland Lakes Schools
PHN: 231-238-6868 ext 9174
FAX: 509-356-7024

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