Re: Debian on RS/6000 E30
On Saturday 11 September 2004 06:15, you wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 05:48:01PM -0300, Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri wrote:
> > Hi Amadeu,
> > I'm not in the debian-powerpc list, but a friend is and forwarded your
> > mail to me.
> > I'm also from Brazil (UNICAMP) and I'm running debian on that machine,
> > I'm using linux 2.6.6 with the attached patch. Just note that on 2.6 my
> > video
> The attached patch seems to be for 2.4.26 though.
There were 2 files attached. One for 2.4.26 and other to 2.6.6
> > card is not supported (it's a s3 trio), with 2.4 it's supported but it's
> > monochrome (blue actually). Since I use the machine as server I don't
> > care.
> Can you please try :
> 1) both the 2.4.27 and 2.6.8 debian-powerpc kernels ?
> 2) booting d-i on your box with :
>rep.initrd (2.6.8 kernel)
> and :
>uz-prep.initrd (2.4.27 kernel).
I'll try then I mail you.
> And tell us about your experience. I don't think the s3 trio fb is builtin
> in those, but please give the serial console a try and tell us how this
> Also, consider filling a bug report against kernel-image-2.6.8-powerpc and
> kernel-image-2.4.27-powerpc for all the problems you see, and asking for
> the inclusion of s3fb or whatever its name is.
It doesn't compile, it was not ported.
I don't think it worth porting, it's too old and people who have old ppc
machines use them as server. But if you can solve this problem it's a plus.
> > I already submitted those patches to debian people and they said it were
> > to be included in sarge, but I don't know if it's... Leigh said he has a
> > better and
> Whose debian people, what is your bug report # ?
You, Sven Luther! :D
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