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Re: Kernel 2.6.8-powerpc problems (cdrom, battery notification, dhclient)

On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 12:38:40 +0200
Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 04:29:34PM -0500, Mannequin* wrote:
> > Can anyone help me out here?
> > 
> > I have a PowerBook G3 Firewire. I just installed a stock 2.6.8-powerpc
> > kernel from the Debian archives, and when I rebooted I noticed some problems
> > that maybe you can help me fix.
> > 
> > First off, I can't mount my cdrom:
> > 
> > :~$ mount /cdrom/
> > mount: /dev/cdrom is not a valid block device
> Try an lsmod output and see if every module is loaded. Most of the stuff is
> now build modular, compared to 2.4.x. do you have hotplug and/or discover 1/2
> installed ?

I have hotplug installed. I actually don't remember which modules are needed for
the cdrom to work properly. Any suggestions? I've got sr_mod, ide_cd, and cdrom
loaded according to lsmod. This is the only thing I haven't been able to fix
since I've received answers to my questions. :)

> > Second, on boot up dhclient tries eth0 and errors out.  But when I manually
> > run dhclient as super-user, it uses eth1.  Why doesn't this happen at boot,
> > and how can I get this fixed?
> This is due to the order in which hotplug/discover load the modules. The easy
> answer is to add the corresponding driver in your /etc/modules, to make sure
> it get loaded before the firewire-eth thingy. The better solution is to fix
> hotplug/discover to do the right thing. This should be fixed by now, i
> believe, not sure it made it to sarge though.

It found on ETH1 a Sub GEM (PCI) 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet. When I lsmod, it
shows a modules called sungem, sungem_phy, and crc32 as loaded... So I put
'sungem' above 'firewire-eth thingy' and it works on boot now.

I am interested in fixing it the right 'hotplug' way, should I just wait for an
update, or is there a fix you know of that I can do right now?

> Can you try the stock 2.6.7 and tell us if the battery problem also happens
> there ? 

The stock 2.6.7 didn't work, but I added apm_emu to /etc/modules, as Matijs van
Zuijlen and you directed me to and it comes up at boot now.


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