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Re: Challenge to both Aurora and Debian Sparc lists

On Sat, Feb 10, 2007 at 10:23:47PM -0600, John Zbesko wrote:
> I've tried in the past; I've tried with the most recent versions.
> Neither Aurora 2.0 nor the latest Debian Sparc will install working
> xwindows using a 2.6 kernel on an Ultra 1. Xwindows only seems to work
> with the 2.4 kernel.
> The Aurora 2.0 installation hung (and I tried twice.) Debian installs
> but always starts gdm, even if initab is set to 3. I have 768 MB RAM and
> a Turbo GX sbus graphics card. I purchased a Creator card on eBay, and
> discovered it has a different sbus that doesn't fit in an Ultra 1.
> (Stupid mistake.) Setting depth to 8 bits and other tweaks to xorg.conf
> have not worked. All I get is a blue cursor in the upper left corner of
> the screen.

If you choose a 'standard system' during install, X.org is not going 
to be installed at all. Then you can play with it (apt-get install 
xorg) will install it, without ending up being locked out of the 
system due to failing X.

> I want to install a 2.6 kernel because I want to take advantage of 2.6
> router/server features. I want xwindows because doing everything from
> the command line is a pain.

Please try one the daily-built Debian installer images from


We now have 2.6.18 there, and the xorg currently in testing has a 
'tgx' driver, which should be a match for your card, I believe. 
xorg.conf should be automatically generated. Please keep the list 
posted about your progress.

Best regards,
Jurij Smakov                                           jurij@wooyd.org
Key: http://www.wooyd.org/pgpkey/                      KeyID: C99E03CC

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