I have been running Debian on a Ultra1 Creator for awhile now using
WindowMaker for my desktop. I quite like it. It seems more stable than
either Redhat or Mandrake and it actually has active development going
I have tried in the past to upgrade to Woody so that I could get access
to some of the new features but had to go back to Potato. I have some
problems with X when I do this as I don't know the correct settings for
the mouse or the keyboard. I can't get the info from my existing
Xfree86Config file because the "xserver-xsun24" server doesn't use one.
The machine is not a PC style Sun (it has the sbus architechture) so I
'm skeptical about using settings given in the mailing list for that
style of machine. My keyboard is a sun "Type 5c" and the mouse plugs
into the keyboard.
I've gotten as far as getting the new X server up and running with the
ffb driver and the display seems to look good, but there's no mouse and
the only key I could find on keyboard that worked was the control key -
it would pop up a menu on the desktop but I couldn't scroll on it as no
other keys seemed to work.
As another potential upgrade issue, I currently have the soundcard
working on the machine. It uses a CS4231 chipset. All I had to do
under Potato was install the CS4231 module and things worked. Will this
be the same in Woody? What info I should gather off the current setup
to make sure I have what I need to set things up under Woody just in
case? I was also thinking of trying the alsa setup and for this I think
I'll need the hardware settings info.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm looking forward to running