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Re: iBook G3 annoyances

On Monday 25 September 2006 01:10, Balogh, Karoly (Charlie/iNQ) wrote:
> Hi,
> I got Linux running on my iBook G3/600. Runs very fine, but i've two
> question about it.
> First: some daemon (i guess pbbuttonsd or powernowd) always sets the CPU
> freq back to 400Mhz even when running from AC power. This is quite
> annoying, since there are some "hickups" in the running of the machine,
> (eg: clicks in the sound) when switching between 400Mhz and 600Mhz. I can
> live with these when running from battery, but it's annoying when i need
> performance, and plug the machine to use AC power.

> Is there an easy (automated) way to disable freq switching and run at
> 600Mhz when running from AC power?

Have you tried:
onAC_Policy           = performance 
in pbbuttons.conf?

> Second: the driver of the airport card seems to be quite limited, and not
> supports raw monitoring(?) for now, which effectively disables all kinds
> of wardriving/sniffing etc tools to be used on this machine under Linux.
> If i get it well, according to the dmesg output, this driver was done by
> Ben Herrenschmidt. Is there a chance to support the raw mode on this card
> sometime soon?
> I'd be happy to volunteer if some test environment is needed...
> Kernel displays the following info about the card:
> orinoco 0.15rc3 (David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au>, Pavel
> Roskin <proski@gnu.org>, et al)
> airport 0.15rc3 (Benjamin Herrenschmidt
> <benh@kernel.crashing.org>)
> airport: Physical address 80030000
> eth1: Hardware identity 0005:0001:0001:0000
> eth1: Station identity  001f:0001:0008:0046
> eth1: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.70
> eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
> eth1: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
> eth1: WEP supported, 104-bit key
> eth1: MAC address 00:30:65:11:ED:FB
> eth1: Station name "HERMES I"
> eth1: ready
> airport: Card registered for interface eth1
> lshw output:
>   *-network
>        description: Wireless interface
>        physical id: 1
>        logical name: eth1
>        serial: 00:30:65:11:ed:fb
>        capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
>        configuration: broadcast=yes driver=orinoco driverversion=0.15rc3
> firmware=Lucent/Agere 8.70 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11b
> Bye,
> Charlie

Kennel Arivene 

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