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From: matt hull <mattmatteh@...>
Subject: Re: Mac Mini PPC - Is this the right list?
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:06:16 -0500
On Apr 16, 2008, at 6:19 PM, Mark Knecht wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 3:59 PM, matt hull <mattmatteh@...> wrote:
>>
>>  apple kernel ?  that would be darwin.  i think you mean linux  
>> kernel ?
>
> Well, yes, it's a Linux kernel but named 'apple' I think. The
> instructions you see when you boot from the Gentoo 2007.0 universal
> install CD say to execute essentially one of these two commands:
>
> boot: apple
>
> or
>
> boot: apple video=ofonly
>
> when I boot without ofonly I get messed up text.
>
> I've got OpenFirmware frame buffer, nvidia and ATI compiled in. EDID
> also. The machine is acting like it's just not choosing them, assuming
> the problem I'm seeing is the same one I see booting the kernel on the
> install CD. How does one make the kernel choose or not choose the FB
> at boot time? I'm familiar with doing this stuff in grub but this is
> my first experience with yaboot.
>
> My kernel is 2.6.24-gentoo-r3. It boots fine and the machine is
> working great at least from an ssh session where I'm not looking at
> this frame buffer stuff. that's fine for the next day or two as I let
> it build stuff I might want to run on it.
>
> Note that if it matters I had to use the 2007.0 CD since the current
> ISO image for the 2008.0 beta is too large to fit on a 700MB CD-R, at
> least according to K3b. I don't have any larger CD-Rs available right
> now.
>
> The processor in this machine is a 7447A, clock-1.5GHz. lspci says
> it's a RV280 [Radeon 9200] graphics chip

if you have radeon why do you have nvidiafb comiled in ?

boot with these 3 combinations:  ofonly, radeonfb, {none} then for  
each, cat /proc/fb and cat /sys/class/graphics/fb0/name.   if the  
screen is un readable, then ssh in and find out.

also, i assume you are using dvvi with that mac mini.  i think those  
have only dvi ?

the large cd that is 700+ MB has all the packages on it i think.  i  
always use the smallest one and just download the packages.  ( i have  
a package cache on my file server so its fast)

i dont use k3b, cdrecord.  if the cd were bad or wrong, you would not  
get this far :)

matt
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