Re: Success with Motorola Powerstack II
Christian Walther wrote:
The installation works very well, booting from a tftp-Server is no
problem, partitioning the disks is none, too. I used the "Guided
Partitioning - Entire disk using LVM" method and the Debian-Installer
created and configured a PReP Boot Partition (8 Megs).
Firewire is working, too. ;-)
I've been fighting with this machine up until a few weeks ago. After
serious problems regarding the zImage build process in vanilla linux
later than 2.6.8, I finally were successful booting 2.6.20 and 126.96.36.199
which my machines run on now.
One thing I found out is that the ALSA sound module does not work at
all. Luckily OSS is still in the kernel and so I used its equivalent.
This might help getting it to work on vanilla kernels:
cat "options cs4232 io=0x530 irq=5 dma=1 dma2=3" >> /etc/modprobe.conf
Still, X doesn't come up as it can't find any gpu card I throw at it no
matter into which slot. I doubt this is a hardware limitation. fbdev
doesn't do anything either but the Cirrus gpu - removed BIOS chip from
the card - that is in in right now works with cirrusfb at least on the
If you plan to run X too and get it working, I would be overjoyed to
hear how. :)