Re: Mouse doesn't work on iBook G4 after sleep in Sid
2008/5/12 Wolfgang Pfeiffer <email@example.com>:
> On Sat, May 10 2008, at 10:26 +0200, Denís Fernández Cabrera wrote:
> > Hello all, and sorry for reviving this old thread.
> As you address more than just me, I'll try to CC the Debian powerpc
> list ... I hope this is OK ... :) - for this to work I changed the
> "In-Reply-To" header in this email ... let's see how lucky I am with it
> ... :) ...
Thank you, Wolfgang. :o) I indeed messed up the recipients in my last mail.
I'm trying your kernel right now, and it works quite well --- I've
tried to suspend and awake the machine a couple of times, and
everything went fine. I'll keep the list updated on how things go, but
assume that unless I report otherwise, the kernel works.
Which leads me to the question: what did you exactly change in that
kernel? May it be that the patch that you applied (for power
management, if I understand correctly?) also fixes something in the
As for your suggestion of compiling from git... ew. I had to compile
too many kernels back when the iBook 2005 was barely supported for my
taste... But I'll probably give it a try.
I'm wondering, however... If kernel 2.6.18-5 seems to work fine (well,
minus the synaptics bug) with the mouse, and since it seems that
2.6.25 provides a new driver for the broadcom wireless, could it be
possible to compile 2.6.18 with the new 43xx drivevr instead of the
old bcm43xx one?
(I'm probably talking nonsense there... just wondering.)
> > I've just recently dist-upgraded again, and installed the 2.5.25-1
> > kernel in my iBook G4 (mid 2005):
> > denis@sputnik:~$ uname -a
> > Linux sputnik 2.6.25-1-powerpc #1 Mon Apr 28 15:21:27 UTC 2008 ppc GNU/Linux
> > The appletouch bug is still there. Has anybody found a way around it,
> > or a way to fix it?
> > Wolfgang: Sorry for not trying your kernel back then --- i got tangled
> > in busy life, and since the older kernel (2.6.18-5) worked more or
> > less fine (the wifi worked just barely, and that is what gets me
> > trying to make the switch to 2.6.25) I kept going on it.
> > Could you upload the kernel again somewhere? I'll give it a try.
> See here:
> The one linked to from the message above should be the latest one I
> uploaded, IIRC ..
> > Also: Have you noticed other mouse freezes after the one you mentioned here?
> I see with my current 2.6.25-rc3 the mouse disappear on an old
> ti-book. Never, IIRC, on a newer alubook 5,8.
> If you're already at it, why not trying to compile the latest git
> sources? It should be easy after - possibly (?) - solving the package
> dependencies for linux-image builds ... Mini HOWTO ... :) ... :
> HOW TO BUILD A GIT KERNEL PACKAGE ON DEBIAN
> $ cd kernel-factory/git/
> $ git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git
> $ ls
> . .. linux-2.6
> # Keep it up-to-date:
> $ cd linux-2.6/
> $ git pull
> ## Have a nice view on the kernel:
> $ gitk --all &
> ## The compile, something like
> time MAKEFLAGS="CC=gcc-1.23" fakeroot make-kpkg --append-to-version=-abcd1234 --revision=1234.56.78 kernel_image
> You'll find a .config - about 2 months old or so - via the mailing
> list URL above ...
> Good luck!
Denís Fernández Cabrera