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Joseph Jezak a écrit :
> Charles Trois wrote:
>> What happens is that, on the final reboot, I see 10 or 15 lines of text
>> (is that the Open Firmware part?) that disappear immediately. Then there
>> is nothing, and I have to cut the power to go on.
> This sounds an awful lot like you're missing the Framebuffer device
> driver. Which iMac do you have exactly? Perhaps try the
> Framebuffer/X setup suggested in the PPC FAQ as described here:
> - -Joe
Many thanks to all who have replied!
The problem was indeed one of framebuffer.
My machine is a G4 iMac with LCD.
The video card is a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX.
I had to add support for nvidia fb device in the kernel (the handbook
states that only the OF device should be used in the case of nvidia, but
I obviously misunderstood this).
This solved my first problem. I got into a further one about udev, which
I was able to fix (support for tmpfs was missing).
And now it is a clock problem. The error message (copied by hand) reads:
Cannot access the hardware clock... try the --debug option.
hwclock --debug gives this:
hwclock: Open of /dev/rtc failed, errno=2: no such file or directory
No usable clock interface found
This is strange, as /dev/rtc exists. On the kernel side there is "yes"
to "RTCclass", "sysfs", "proc" and "dev". The RTC to read is "rtc0".
By the way, enablecdboot did not work because I had written
"enable cdboot". My mistake.
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