Re: Need Configuration help for 3.0r2 on Rev A iMac
On Thu, 1 Apr 2004, Dave Turner wrote:
> It has been hard work but I now have a Rev A iMac dual-booting MacOS9
> and Debian 3.0r2. I am using the 2.4.18-newpmac kernel. I have not
> installed X windows. I have searched the mail archives and read many
> emails, some helped (which is why I have a working system), and some
> went right over my head...
> The current list of problems is:-
> 1) CTRL-ALT-DEL causes system reboot. I have to type "shutdown -h now".
> 3) I did have X windows working, but there was no way I could shut the
> system down.
1) issue the "shutdown -h now" command as root.
2) use the system menu of KDM or GDM to issue the shutdown.
> How do I setup X windows so that I can type "startx" or "initx" at the
> prompt? I do NOT want X starting automatically.
Just avoid installing GDM/KDM/XDM.
> How do I set it up so that I can shutdown X and get back to the prompt
> so I can shut the system down?
You need a way to exit your window manager's session. That should return you to
the command prompt.
> 4) how do I set up "sudo" so I can login as me and install stuff without
> logging out and going back in as root?
> 5) Should I be using a later 2.4 or 2.6 kernel? I have no signs of the
> display problems reported by other CRT iMac users.
The 2.4 kernels are just fine. Here, I use a 2.6 kernel on an iMac CRT rev.D.
You would need the module-init-tools and other 2.6 goodies from Sarge to use it
though. If that's not a problem for you, try the kernel at:
Martin-Éric Racine, ICT Consultant