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Re: Challenge to both Aurora and Debian Sparc lists

Thanks for your suggestion. I am able to work with the machine by
shifting to a different tty, CNTL-ALT-F2, logging in and killing the X

On a different note, I found:

#401524: xorg hangs on Ultra1 with cgsix card

which describes my problem. I'll watch the progress of this bug and try
to get the debug information described in the bug report.

In the last post of the bug report, you suggested compiling the suncg6
driver from source with debugging symbols. Could you provide me with
some instructions? I will try it when I have some time.

A response from the Aurora Sparc list suggested I try vncserver on the
Ultra and use graphics from another machine. I'll try that, too.

On Mon, 2007-02-12 at 20:28 -0800, Jurij Smakov wrote:
> 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
> http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer
> 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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