Stefan Bruda | 24 Sep 15:02 2003
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RE: Screen too far to the left


Hi again.

At 17:33 +1000 on 2003-9-24 Diego Barros wrote:
 >
 > Guys, thanks for taking the time to reply. On my display I changed the
 > left margin from 187 pixels to 200 and it looks fine. That was in text
 > mode. In X I noticed that it's still not right. Does X run fbset on it's
 > own and readjusts things again?

Yes, sort of.  In the sense that X relies on the framebuffer settings
but these settings are obtained in a different way.  In X the screen
dimension (positioning, etc,) is governed by timing information
provided in the configuration file (/etc/XF86Config).  Open that file
in your favourite editor, look for a section called "Monitor" and
insert in this section a new mode line.  My respective section looks
like this:

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier   "Monitor0"
    ModelName    "iMac Monitor"
    ModeLine     "1024x768" 78.5 1024 1033 1129 1308 768 769 772 796 +hsync +vsync
    HorizSync    30.0 - 130.0
    VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
    Option      "DPMS"
EndSection

(it does not look quite like this actually, but the idea remains).
Incidentally, the above mode line works for me nicely on my older iMac
(2001 or something).  The mode line was obtained by using xvidtune: I
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ydl | 24 Sep 14:41 2003

Re: 128 bit WEP doesn't work /w Airport card

> Hello everyone.
> I've got a 800 MHz iBook w/ 640 MB of RAM and I'm
> trying to get the Airport card to work w/ my 128 bit
> WEP.

<snip>

> Thanks,
> Rich Compton

<snip>

Rich:

As nearly as I can tell (can't get anyone to say it in these words),
wireless is simply not supported on the iBook (mine's a 12").  WEP or
otherwise.  I've been waiting for a couple weeks now on some promised news
about a fix from YDL.  Nothing yet.  Meanwhile, I bought a used Thinkpad
600x, put RH9 on it and am now starting to get things going.  The
beautiful little iBook will sit on the shelf until YDL gets this fixed.

George
Christopher Murtagh | 24 Sep 15:16 2003
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Re: 128 bit WEP doesn't work /w Airport card

On Wed, 2003-09-24 at 08:41, ydl <at> litenverden.com wrote:
> As nearly as I can tell (can't get anyone to say it in these words),
> wireless is simply not supported on the iBook (mine's a 12").  WEP or
> otherwise.

 I had Airport running (with WEP) on my 500Mhz iBook without any
problems. I think it took less than 15minutes to set it up. Has
something changed with the new iBooks?

 Now, if only I could get Airport Extreme to work with my 12" Powerbook.
My advice is stay away from the Powerbook. Mine has been in the shop
twice so far, once to replace the optical drive, the other time to
replace the motherboard. It has probably been my worst Apple machine
ever.

Cheers,

Chris
Joshua Mitchell | 24 Sep 15:17 2003
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Re: 128 bit WEP doesn't work /w Airport card

>> Hello everyone.
>> I've got a 800 MHz iBook w/ 640 MB of RAM and I'm
>> trying to get the Airport card to work w/ my 128 bit
>> WEP.
>
><snip>
>
>> Thanks,
>> Rich Compton
>
><snip>
>
>Rich:
>
>As nearly as I can tell (can't get anyone to say it in these words),
>wireless is simply not supported on the iBook (mine's a 12").  WEP or
>otherwise.  I've been waiting for a couple weeks now on some promised news
>about a fix from YDL.  Nothing yet.  Meanwhile, I bought a used Thinkpad
>600x, put RH9 on it and am now starting to get things going.  The
>beautiful little iBook will sit on the shelf until YDL gets this fixed.
>
>George
>
George,
Wireless IS Supported
http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/support/hardware/breakdown/index.php?hw_cat_id=3

Wireless works fine on my iBook. Just a few small things to set up at the start. I followed YDL's on line guide.
Modified /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts ifcfg-eth0 (I think that's the file, to include the line
SSID='my network name')
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Stephen Richardson | 23 Sep 09:30 2003
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Lost Partition

To All:

While not a Linux newbie, I have a triple boot Powerbook with a 40GB 
drive.

I did the YDL install back-asswards in that the partition/OS scheme 
looks like:

1) Mac OS 9.2.2 -- first 6GB
2) Mac OS 10.2.x -- next 22 GB
3) YDL 3.0 -- last 10+ GB with a bootstrap, Swap and EXT3 partitioning 
scheme.

Now, I want to move the YDL 3.0 install to an outboard hard drive and 
reclaim the third partition on the 40GB drive as Apple HFS+ type.

However, the Apple Disk Utility cannot seem to access it. What can I do 
from the Linux side to reclaim this partition as HFS+?

THX1138
Kristian T. | 24 Sep 15:33 2003
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Re: 128 bit WEP doesn't work /w Airport card

You are right Joshua - airport might be supported and it seems to be running
fine on many an iBook, but we are some who just cannot make it work
(apparently YDL is apparently aware of this issue, since they have promised
a fix). I have tried to get help through various how-tos and through this
list - but unfortunately in vain...

But I'd still be happy to see your links (due to the vague hope, that after
all, I'm the one who missed something in the setup...).

Cheers - Kristian T.

> 
>> <snip>
>> 
>> Rich:
>> 
>> As nearly as I can tell (can't get anyone to say it in these words),
>> wireless is simply not supported on the iBook (mine's a 12").  WEP or
>> otherwise.  I've been waiting for a couple weeks now on some promised news
>> about a fix from YDL.  Nothing yet.  Meanwhile, I bought a used Thinkpad
>> 600x, put RH9 on it and am now starting to get things going.  The
>> beautiful little iBook will sit on the shelf until YDL gets this fixed.
>> 
>> George
>> 
> George,
> Wireless IS Supported
> http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/support/hardware/breakdown/index.php?hw_cat_id=3
> 
> Wireless works fine on my iBook. Just a few small things to set up at the
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Edith Frost | 24 Sep 15:51 2003

Re: 128 bit WEP doesn't work /w Airport card

On Wed, 2003-09-24 at 07:41, ydl <at> litenverden.com wrote:

> As nearly as I can tell (can't get anyone to say it in these words),
> wireless is simply not supported on the iBook (mine's a 12").  WEP or
> otherwise.

I have a 12-inch iBook (late 2001 dual USB) and for me, wireless was
detected during install but not set up to connect; I had to edit some
files first.  These notes are assuming that eth1 is the port that was
assigned for wireless.

* edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1
  add or make sure it has these lines:
    ESSID="My Network Name"
    KEY="MY_WEP_KEY_IN_HEX_FORM"
  (You can leave off the key if there's no password)

* restart network:
  /etc/rc.d/init.d/network stop
  /etc/rc.d/init.d/network start

If that doesn't work, check to be sure Wireless Tools is installed:
    rpm -qi wireless-tools
  If you get nothing, it's not installed

* Load the airport module
    /sbin/modprobe airport

* Run this:
    /sbin/iwconfig eth1 essid "MyNetworkName" enc "MY_WEP_KEY"
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webwarrior | 24 Sep 16:52 2003

Re: OS X 10.2.8 causing problems for YDL 3.0?

> I've got a 12" Powerbook G4. I just upgraded OS X from version 10.2.6
> to
> 10.2.8. Afterwards I noticed that the computer suddenly shutdown while
> attempting to boot into YDL 3.0.
>
> I use yaboot as my boot manager, and the shutdown occurs early in the
> YDL
> boot process, i.e., before the "Welcome to Yellow Dog Linux" message
> that
> appears in yellow text.
>
> Has anyone else encountered this problem and, if so, is there a fix?

> Yes. Same problem here on a TiBook. I make it past yaboot, the first
> few lines of boot code snap on the screen (before the YDL boot image),
> and the computer shuts down. It's so early in the process that the
> linux root partition never mounts.

> Under MacOS X, I mounted the bootstrap to a /Volume/temp folder and the
> contents are there and appear to be OK.

> I zapped the pram to with no results.

> Michael

Its not just the Powerbook my G4 towers, A 800 mhz G4 and my DP 450mhz G4
also have the same problems.  Another problem is with Darwin Pure 6.8 they
just released, if you try to start X, the server starts then freezes. 
Apple has pulled the update, but I have tried to get a straight answer to
no progression.  Im going to try something new and if it works I will post
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Michael A. Peters | 24 Sep 17:32 2003
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libgtkhtml 3

I've got something that wants gtkhtml3 to build.
I know the latest evolutions uses it, so I looked at ximian - but they
don't have packages for ydl3

I also looked at freshrpms.

I could probably build it myself no problem (it builds easily enough on
x86), but I'm going to be distributing the package that needs it - so
I'd rather use whatever libgtkhtml3 packages exist in common use for ydl
3.0

What repository has it?
ydl | 24 Sep 17:49 2003

Re: 128 bit WEP doesn't work /w Airport card

>snip>

> I have a 12-inch iBook (late 2001 dual USB) and for me, wireless was
> detected during install but not set up to connect; I had to edit some
> files first.  These notes are assuming that eth1 is the port that was
> assigned for wireless.
> <snip>

> Edith

<snip>

Yup, Edith.  I did all that.  I also cut and pasted every step at the
command line into the YDL how-tos and sent the detailed log to YDL. 
Nothing seems to work.  I installed BSD on the machine and that did not
work.  OS X works fine.  I'm guessing that all iBooks are not created
equal (so to speak).  Could be that some have different bits and pieces
under the covers.

I'm really OK with this so long as something happens in the not too far
distant future.  I really appreciate what YDL is doing to "open up" the
MAC for folks like me.

George

Gmane