Newbie (to ppc), but glad to be here.
Boy, I've sure noticed that the PPC support is lacking compared to i386,
but I'm sure all of you know that already.
I'm running Debian (Woody) on a Snow 500MHz (Flower Power motherboard is
what's reported in dmesg) CRT iMac. I have been fairly successful in
getting *most* everything set up.
My questions are as follows:
1. Is there any way to adjust the monitor settings (brightness,
contrast etc.) with Linux? I have googled to my hearts content but have
found nothing definintive. I did install pmud and the pmud-utils. The
only thing I can get to work is snooze, but of course, it puts the
machine into power saving mode and turns the monitor off as well. This
is great except that it keeps me from running any servers or background
processes. It seems that DPMS only turns the monitor to black, but
doesn't shut it off like I would like. Since the brightness is cranked
all the way up, the screen never gets darker than about 5-10% grey. I'm
sure this is *real* good for the CRT over the long haul.
2. My mixer (/dev/mixer) doesn't really seem to work properly. The Main
volume control does nothing, while the speaker control adjusts the
volume. This would be OK except: 1. My volume control in XMMS (I'm
running gnome w/o esound (too slow) - so I'm using OSS in XMMS) doesn't
work. 2. Since I cannot separately control PCM, Master and Speaker
volume, I cannot listen to headphones and turn the built-in speaker
3. Since the cdrom drive doesn't seem to have analog audio hooked to
the sound card, how do you guys deal with playing CDs?
I have been able to get alot of crazy stuff working so far, so I should
be able to contribute as well (I hope). My next project is to continue
to try and get the atmel driver for my wireless Belkin to compile. ;)
Any thoughts or suggestions?
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