Denise and Anthony | 1 Jan 01:07 2004
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I have a Nautilus/bonobo error

    and I haven't found a reference to it in the list archives.  Here it is:

    at login, when ydl is loading up the panel application, I get the 
following dialog box errors:

First:
"There was an error registering the panel with the bonobo-activation 
server. 
'The error code is: 3
The panel will now exit."

    when I hit "OK", the panel starts up but certain applets won't start 
and kick back an error:

"The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID: 
GNOME_MultiLoadApplet"
Details: Unknown CORBA exception id: 'IDL:omg.org/CORBA/COMM_FAILURE:1.0'
Do you want to delete the applet from your configuration?"

    The same error occurs with the following applets: 
GNOME_BattStatApplet, GNOME_PagerApplet,
    GNOME_TasklistApplet, GNOME_SystemTrayApplet, and GNOME_ClockApplet.

Second:
"There was an error starting the GNOME Settings Daemon.
Some things, such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work 
correctly.
The Settings Daemon restarted too many times.
GNOME will still try to restart the Settings Daemon next time you log in."

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Michael Torrie | 1 Jan 01:23 2004

Re: Kernel tuning

On Wed, 2003-12-31 at 14:53, admin <at> datazap.net wrote:
> Basicly you edit the kernel config file, and removing all the support for
> hardware you don't have. You also remove support for option you are not
> going to be using. Then you rebuild your kernel. You need to be careful
> with this, because it could cause somethings to not work, or you could
> build a kernel that will not boot.

No, kernel tuning is mainly the changing of parameters in various /proc
entries to optimize the machine for it's use.  ie caching, memory usage,
tcp/ip parameters.  Kernel tuning is a topic that would be worthy of a
book, but I haven't seen any on the subject, yet.

Michael

> 
> Good luck!
> 
> 
> On Wed, 31 Dec 2003, Jim wrote:
> 
> > Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 14:10:54 -0600
> > From: Jim <jsacem316 <at> netzero.com>
> > Reply-To: yellowdog-general <at> lists.terrasoftsolutions.com
> > To: yellowdog-general <at> lists.terrasoftsolutions.com
> > Subject: Kernel tuning
> >
> >
> > Does anyone know anything about kernel tuning?
> > Jim
> > --
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admin@datazap.net | 1 Jan 03:15 2004
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Re: Kernel tuning

On Wed, 31 Dec 2003, Michael Torrie wrote:
> > Basicly you edit the kernel config file, and removing all the support for
> > hardware you don't have. You also remove support for option you are not
> > going to be using. Then you rebuild your kernel. You need to be careful
> > with this, because it could cause somethings to not work, or you could
> > build a kernel that will not boot.
>
> No, kernel tuning is mainly the changing of parameters in various /proc
> entries to optimize the machine for it's use.  ie caching, memory usage,
> tcp/ip parameters.  Kernel tuning is a topic that would be worthy of a
> book, but I haven't seen any on the subject, yet.

Your right, I thought we where talking about kernel stripping. Sorry!
admin@datazap.net | 1 Jan 04:35 2004
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Install without Mac OS (was: booting from the CD)

> I am trying to boot from the installation cd on a G3 Blue & White, but I
> yaboot give me an error. Say that it can not find yaboot.conf. Could
> someone tell me how to get past this?

I believe that the problem is yaboot isn't looking at the right device. I
have never ran linux on a Mac before, and I am not all the familiar with
Mac hardware. I can boot from the cd on my powerbook. So, I know it is not
a problem with the cd. Could someone atleast give me a link to where I
could find the possible devices yaboot could use in a G3 blue & white. I
have included the exact error message:

/pci <at> 80000000/pcibridge <at> d/mac-io <at> 5/ata-3 <at> 20000/disk <at> 0:2,yaboot.conf
Can't open config file

Thanks,
Al
admin@datazap.net | 1 Jan 07:45 2004
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Re: Install without Mac OS (was: booting from the CD)

Hi,

After doing more searching I did find something about determine the device
ID of the CD drive. Just one problem! where do I get a  Tasty Morsels
(Rescue) CD?

Thanks!
admin@datazap.net | 1 Jan 10:27 2004
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installing YDL vs NetBSD

Hi,

After playing with yaboot, and reading through the archive for this
mailling. Then doing some searching with google. I was unable to find a
solution to it not booting from the installation cd. Feeling like there
has to be an easier way. I found my NetBSD install disk for port-macppc. I
was then able to very quickly look at the install guide, and with a little
bit of playing with the open-firmware (it is alot like the boot prompt on
a Sun), I was looking at the NetBSD installer (Which is not graphical but
gets the job done just the same, and works about the same on all
platform).

In the process of doing this I was able to find what the open firmware
calls it cd drive, but I am still not able to over come the problem. If I
hold down the 'C' key during boot, the system returns an error saying that
it can't open yaboot.conf. It is looking for yaboot.conf at:
/pci <at> 80000000/pci-bridge <at> d/mac-io <at> 5/ata-3 <at> 20000/disk <at> 0:2,yaboot.conf

But if I tell yaboot:
/pci/ <at> d/mac-io/ata-3 <at> 20000/disk <at> 0:0,boot/vmlinux-2.4.22-2fBOOT
it then starts the boot process. Of course it has a kernel panic as soon
as it tries to find it root file system. In NetBSD it would then ask where
is the root file system (linux doesn't do this), but it still would not
fix the problem because there isn't one to find.

I am not sure how to tell yaboot where yaboot.conf is. So, that it would
load a root file system into memory, and then tell the kernel where it is
(just remember I don't have the Mac O/S install disks).

Also, I would like to have a dual boot system with both YDL and NetBSD on
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Jim | 1 Jan 18:09 2004

Logs

Happy new Year everyone!
I was curious does YDL 3.0 log the date when you installed the system.
Thanks Jim
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K. Olaf Olson | 1 Jan 20:28 2004

Re: installing YDL vs NetBSD

Al,

I must have missed the earlier posting, where you told us all what Mac
on which you were trying to install YDL. It DOES make a difference, as
to whether you can actually boot from the CD. If you have an Old World
Mac, ie anything older than the blue G3 (and some of those, too, I
believe), you can't boot from the CD. Apple won't let you do this. The
procedures outlined for Old World Macs describe the procedure you MUST
use.

Of course, if I missed your posting and you DO have a New World Mac,
there's another problem.

Olaf

On Thu, 2004-01-01 at 01:27, admin <at> datazap.net wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> After playing with yaboot, and reading through the archive for this
> mailling. Then doing some searching with google. I was unable to find a
> solution to it not booting from the installation cd. Feeling like there
> has to be an easier way. I found my NetBSD install disk for port-macppc. I
> was then able to very quickly look at the install guide, and with a little
> bit of playing with the open-firmware (it is alot like the boot prompt on
> a Sun), I was looking at the NetBSD installer (Which is not graphical but
> gets the job done just the same, and works about the same on all
> platform).
> 
> In the process of doing this I was able to find what the open firmware
> calls it cd drive, but I am still not able to over come the problem. If I
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jaspal kallar | 1 Jan 21:36 2004
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power mangement (sleep) for G5, possible?

Hi,

I was wondering if anybody that has a powermac G5 has
managed to put the G5 into sleep ?

On the YDL website it doesn't mention anything about this. I imagine it may be a bit to soon to ask such questions
since YDL for G5 is beta but I'll ask anyway ;-)

Since I'm soon ordering a single G4 or G5 I was wondering if the choice of graphics card (nvidia or ati) would
help/hinder power management functions i,e
sleep/wake up?

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Michael Torrie | 1 Jan 23:55 2004

Re: power mangement (sleep) for G5, possible?

On Thu, 2004-01-01 at 13:36, jaspal kallar wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I was wondering if anybody that has a powermac G5 has
> managed to put the G5 into sleep ?
> 
> On the YDL website it doesn't mention anything about this. I imagine it may be a bit to soon to ask such questions
> since YDL for G5 is beta but I'll ask anyway ;-)
> 
> Since I'm soon ordering a single G4 or G5 I was wondering if the choice of graphics card (nvidia or ati) would
> help/hinder power management functions i,e
> sleep/wake up?

Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than I can answer this for you. 
However, it seems to me that the power management functions (sleep,
suspend) are a function of the OpenFirmware, not the graphics card
itself.  Either one of them should be just fine, provided YDL has pmu
support for the G5, which I doubt.  The PMU isn't even supported on my
powerbook 12" G4 1gHz yet (no sleep or suspend, or anything other than
battery reading).  I've been led to understand that there is some
significant work to be done to make this work.  (Something about
emulating the open firmware).

That said, why would you want to sleep your G5?  Just leave it on all
the time and turn your monitor off.  The only thing I could ever see
wanting to sleep or suspend is a laptop.  The amount of electricity used
is negligible and I have lost hard drives due to the
suspending/starting/suspending/starting cycles. 

> 
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