Re: AmigaONE && Debian (unstable?)
On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 04:24:09PM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Jul 2004, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 31, 2004 at 03:14:01PM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> > > On Sat, 31 Jul 2004, Sven Luther wrote:
> > >
> > > > Also notice that powerpc is phasing out the 2.4.x kernels in favor of the
> > > > 2.6.x ones, which will be installable by default, so if you would be able to
> > > > forward patch those, it would be really great, and we may even consider adding
> > > > them to the debian kernel package, altough i fear what Christoph will have to
> > > > say from a 1.8MB patch. Is all this really necessary ?
> > > >
> > >
> > > For 2.6 I'm down to about 200KB, which I think includes some of the
> > > original A1 files that I'm not using (e.g. _time merged into _setup as a
> > > preliminary to using todc_time). This is without e.g. the floppy stuff
> > > and the so-called dma fixes. If it can be made to work, I guess 200KB
> > > or less (which is still rather a lot).
> > Ok. Still too much though, but i guess there is no chance of it changing.
> > > > Bah, please don't go the same way this happened last year, and have a thought
> > > > at providing the packages back upstream, altough i believe it may well be too
> > > > late for the sarge release by now, at least for debian-installer which is very
> > > > near the release.
> > > >
> > > > Friendly,
> > > >
> > > > Sven Luther
> > > >
> > > Agreed, if it doesn't eventually get merged then it isn't worth doing.
> > >
> > > I've heard the people at mai are issuing a binary 2.6.6 to their
> > > testers, whoever they might be, but they aren't exactly communicative.
> > He.
> > > My own attempts on 2.6.7 are at a very early stage and have certain
> > > difficulties (page-up in 'less' locks it, coming out of X gives a
> > > non-legible screen, and the rtc stuff isn't working properly yet).
> > What graphic card and thus fbdev are you using ?
> The notorious radeon 9200se, but under 2.6.7 I'm not using a console fb
> yet, just a vga console. X11R6.7.0 just recognises the card and works
> without any of the old magic incantations.
Interesting, i was not able to use the vgaconsole on my pegasos. Do you have
any patches for that ?
That said, apparently X11R6.7.0 don't really do the right thing.
> > > But then, I was never cut out to be a kernel hacker. Looks like I'm
> > Bah, it is like that that one learns. I started the same way, cleaning up the
> > old POP patches.
> > > unlikely to get back to 2.6 before September, unfortunately.
> > Too late for sarge anyway, but tell us when you have progress. That said,
> > consider using the debian-kernel mailing list for this kind of stuff.
> Actually, I'm mostly not a debian user, I'm only really here for help
> with my iBook. In the meantime, anything I do with the A1 kernel will
> initially be announced on the a1linux group at yahoo, and at
> amigaworld.net, I don't see any point cluttering this list with it until
> there is something more usable for people to look at.
Bah, that means that the A1 people will again do their own hack for debian
support probably. Ah well, i don't really care.