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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 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
The processor in this machine is a 7447A, clock-1.5GHz. lspci says
it's a RV280 [Radeon 9200] graphics chip.
> i dont append any kernel options. you want open firmware framebuffer and
> radeonfb or nvidiafb compiled in the kernel. not sure if enabling the edid
> or ddc options will help. i dont have a mac mini, just 2 ibook g4's, not
> sure how different they are.
> there is also #gentoo-powerpc on freenode too :)
> > My question at this time is how to append kernel boot options in
> > /etc/yaboot.conf. When I boot the apple kernel from the Gentoo CD then
> > when it switches to (I guess) the framebuffer where I see Tux the text
> > on my monitor is jerky and not too readable. However if I use the
> > suggested version
> > apple video=ofonly
> > then the text is fine. Scanning around on the web I found this example
> > of how to do the same thing in yaboot.conf:
> > image=/boot/kernel-2.4.26-gentoo-r3
> > label=2.4.26-gentoo-r3
> > root=/dev/hda4
> > append="video=ofonly"
> > read-only
> > I have added this to my /etc/yaboot.conf file but the video is still
> > jumping around and isn't too readable.
> > None the less the machine is completely up and running and doing an
> > emerge -DuN system so this machine, which has sat on the shelf
> > untouched for over a year, is not usable hardware thanks to Gentoo.
> > Cheers,
> > Mark
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