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Re: sunlance.c - network driver for sun4m


Thanks for the feedback, glad to hear you finally got it working.

N.B. you may wish to repost the question about xfs-xtt with a new subject, 
it should get better attention, sorry I can't help with the last question.

Best Regards,

Peter Firmstone.

On Sat, 25 Nov 2000, m.nine.six wrote:

> hi,
> finally i was able to boot my box. but the problems go on...
> i have installed the Xsun as xserver and i want to use a network wide
> true-type font server (xfs-xtt). but the doc tells me that i don't need
> any configuration for Xsun. so how can i tell Xsun that it have to ask
> for the fonts on an other server?? the only thing that X tells me is
> that the font folders doesn't exist.
> on an intel box i can give the font server over the /etc/X11/XF86Config
> file. but on sparc???
> also as i told, finally i was able too boot my box so those was the
> problems and the solutions:
> - the server must have enabled rarp, arp and tftp that the sun box will
> be able to fetch the kernel.
> - the kernel must be on a.out format the the sun box can execute it.
> so you have to gunzip the default debian kernel and then make a aout
> file with the elftoaout utility.
> - the standard debian kernel does not include kernel-ip-config so that
> the linux kernel will fetch the net configs from bootp or a dhcp server.
> so for first your first boot you have to give the parameters "boot net
> ip=<ip-addr> nfsroot=<server-addr>:<folder-name>". if you only give the
> nfsroot it will give you the following error: "RPC: sendmsg returned
> error 51".
> - so after starting your debian linux compile your new kernel with
> enabled nfsroot, kernel-auto-conf and more..... and don't forget to make
> a new aout kernel with the elftoaout utility!
> also thanks to all that helped me in the past few days and nights....
> thanks in advance,
> regards,
> alias m.nine.six.
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