Re: PowerPC Linux Despair < scream >
From: Dieter (no_at_nein.not)
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 12:49:32 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jochen
Rollwagen <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dieter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> > I've tried Mandrake, Yellow Dog, Gentoo ... there's always something
> > that goes wrong. Are there really people out there for whom Linux does
> > what it's told, with printing and all that 'normal' stuff?
> Well, after some tweaking and fiddling, sure :-). Which Version of
> yellowdog do you use ? I used 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0 and always got X
> > So, my request is this: is there some infintely patient tolerant soul
> > out these who can help me untangle what I'm doing wrong?? I'm quite
> > prepared to follow instructions, and post useful logs - if only I know
> > what's useful to post!
> > Oh dear, all this makes me feel like a confused child ...
> 1. Calm down
> 2. You obviously have Console working. That should be helpful !
> 3. What Graphics card do you use ?
> 4. Enter 'dmesg' and look for the section where it detects your
> graphics card. Is that correct ?
> 5. Look at /etc/X11/XFree86.log (or something like that).
> 6. Try to run Xautoconfig (should be in /usr/X11R6/bin) and see what
> > Dieter
Hi Jochen, and thanks for your reply.
Graphics card on my Windtunnel G4 is a ATI Radeon 9000, but it's harder
to say exactly what card is on the earlier PowerPCs, because as I
understand it it's not really a 'card' but my best guess is AAPL
343S1154 (this is a 7300/200)
As far as YDL is concerned I've tried 2.2, 2.3 and lastly 3.0.1.
I got somewhere with 3.0.1, but a flickery display, and an ill-fitting
resolution (there was only one resolution to 'choose') which left me
with an un-centred screen which hardly contained anything. Even though
I specified Gnome to install, it gave me KDE.
I've kept the /etc/X11/XFree86.logs - because that's where I've had
trouble with Debian. The last attempt (on the 7300) gave me this (at
Symbol fbPictureInit from module
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.o is unresolved!
Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting
However, I haven't tried running Xautoconfig, so perhaps that will help