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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 2.6.20.1 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 terminal.

If you plan to run X too and get it working, I would be overjoyed to hear how. :)


Cheers,

Alex



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