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From: Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o>
Subject: Re: problems with PowerBook G4
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 21:40:11 -0400
Nicholas S-A wrote:
> hello,
> I have installed Gentoo PPC (2005.1) on my 800 Mhz Titanium PowerBook G4 
> successfully (it boots). I have some problems, however, and I was 
> wondering if anyone could help me. As it stands, I can not do the 
> following which I would like:
> 1) I cannot configure ethernet (on eth0) or airport (on eth1, wifi1, and 
> wlan1). after running "alias eth0=sungem" and "alias eth1=airport", 
> "alias wifi1=airport", and "alias wlan1=airport", I still cannot connect 
> using net.eth0 and net.eth1, etc, config and ifup eth0/ifup eth1. It 
> says (I am booted into OSX now because I cannot get mail from Gentoo, so 
> this might be a little off):
> ifconfig: eth0: device not found
> or something like that. The same goes for eth1. Is there a guide 
> somewhere that I could read about configuring ethernet and airport under 
> gentoo?

It sounds like you haven't included the modules for airport and your 
network card in your kernel.  Make sure that they are at least marked 
<M>, but I prefer to build them into my kernel (marked by <*>).

> 2) I have a problem with my kernel. When I try to boot off of a kernel 
> that I complied myself, it always gives " returning* 0x01400000 from 
> prom_init"* as an error in the Open Firmware white background, then NO 
> MORE TEXT is outputted, and it freezes. Apparently, this error is common 
> with powermac G5's (except with more text and a return to the OF 
> prompt), but why my old powerbook has it I do not know. to compile the 
> kernel, I ran
> make clean dep modules modules_install vmlinux
> dep was not needed. My system says making the vmlinux image worked fine. 
> however, it does not boot, instead giving the above error. Any ideas on 
> how I could get it to work?

You haven't compiled in a framebuffer device.  On that machine you need 
to have RadeonFB compiled into your kernel.

> 3) I cannot mount hfs+ filesystems. When I run
> mount /dev/hda13 /mnt/share
> or
> mount -t hfs /dev/hda13 /mnt/share
> it complains that it does not know what hfs is. What are the steps for 
> mounting an hfs+ partition under linux? or should I just switch to UFS?

You'll need to have support for HFS+ compiled into your kernel.  Make 
sure that it is compiled in.  For HFS+ filesystems, the type is hfsplus, 
not hfs.

> 4) This is a question about Mac-On-Linux. I was wondering how to install 
> and run it. I have it installed, but when I run what it says to on the 
> man pages, I get some errors about the display, and I think the OSX 
> partition (I am really sorry I am so vague, but I forgot it since 
> running MOL is not as high a priority right now as getting my linux 
> system configured). It does the same thing when run in an xterm or 
> Terminal Window (GNOME).

Yeah, I'll need some more information to help you with this.

> 5) How do I configure multiple virtual command lines and switch between 
> them? I had it working at one point, but it no longer functions. initrc 
> says all the spawn extra terminal commands, but I cannot switch between 
> displays using any key commands I know of.

It should be working, as you said initrc is spawning the terminals.  On 
my powerbook, I press Alt + F# to switch the terminals, but if you're 
not running pbbuttonsd, you'll need to press fn + Alt + F#.

Good luck!
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