Re: Debian on RS/6000 E30
On Sat, Sep 11, 2004 at 06:50:56PM -0300, Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri wrote:
> 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 :
> > http://people.debian.org/~luther/d-i/images/daily/powerpc/netboot/vmlinuz-p
> >rep.initrd (2.6.8 kernel)
> > and :
> > http://people.debian.org/~luther/d-i/images/daily/powerpc/netboot/2.4/vmlin
> >uz-prep.initrd (2.4.27 kernel).
> I'll try then I mail you.
PLease CC email@example.com too.
> > 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
> > works.
> > 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.
Ok. but you have a prep, it should be possible to get console output in
> 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.
The vgacon way should be a nicer solution.
> > > 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 # ?
Ok. First it is always better to fill a bug report instead of just posting to
a mailing list (kernel bug reports will go to debian-kernel anyway, so ...).
Second, is the patch you attached here still the old one, or the new one from
Leigh ? And have you checked that it is not part of the current 2.6.8 kernel ?
If the none of this is the case, could you do a followup on those old messages
asking what's up with the inclusion of the new Leigh patchset ?