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Re: pre-release 2.6.11-0.1 debian/powerpc kernel.

On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 11:48:29AM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 01:36:57PM -0300, Leandro Guimaraens Faria Corsetti Dutra wrote:
> > Em Tue, 08 Mar 2005 20:10:10 +0100, Sven Luther escreveu:
> > 
> > > am in the process of uploading a pre-release 2.6.11 debian/powerpc
> > > kernel to
> > > 
> > >   http://people.debian.org/~luther/powerpc/2.6.11-0.1
> > 
> > 	Is there a guide somewhere on how to use your packages?  I
> > couldn't add it to sources.list and have no idea on how to use the
> > source packages... will try to use the image, but wanted to check a
> > bug workaround with SynCE...
>   deb http://people.debian.org/~luther/powerpc/2.6.11/ ./
> Notice the new URL, it will install 2.6.11-0.2 packages.


I tried the kernel on my G4 aluminium (1.33 GHz, 2004) powerbook, but
the screen was flickering and there was a "ghost image" approx. 5 cm
to the right of the real one, so everything was unreadable (same
phenomenon both in X and the console) I rebooted and didn't test
anything else.  If there is an obvious workaround/setting, or any
debug information I can send, please let me know.

tpapp:/boot# lspci
0000:00:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth 2 AGP
0000:00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]

I don't know if it is powerpc specific, but removing the kernel
removes /boot/vmlinux (whereas installing a new kernel updates it, the
"sensible" behaviour to me would be restoring it to the previous
version) so I had to create it manually.  It is possible to automate
this (like grub does?)


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