Michael | 1 Feb 01:05 2005
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Re: ofb proposal /testing offered


Hello,

>> Could you please send me the output of
>> pcictl pci0 dump -d 16
>
> please find attached file
Thanks :)

>> on your box? I have no idea how far the Rage Mobility M3 differs from
>> the older Rages, the PCI config stuff may contain some hints.
>
> As Pavel already wrote the XFree driver for this hardware is the r128.
> So if it doesn't fit, don't worry, I don't need to relie on it.
> XFree works for me (despite some keyboard problems)

Yeah, I've had a look at XFree's ati driver - it's actually at least 
three different drivers - one for Mach64 which includes Rage II, 3D and 
probably a couple of others - that's what machfb supports, Rage 128 and 
Radeon. Looks like the R128 is closer to Radeon than the other way 
around.
Since I don't have any R128 hardware I can't do anything about that 
right now, maybe I'll do a Radeon driver later ( my iBook has a Radeon 
Mobility 9200, lets hope the 2D part is more or less the same across 
the Radeon family ) but this breed of chips needs a bit more 
initialization voodoo than the rest, on the other hand I can rely on 
the firmware to do most of that, at least when the chip works as 
console.

have fun
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john heasley | 1 Feb 01:31 2005
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Re: bootable SATA/SCSI controller for sparc64 (from Mac)?

Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 07:50:13AM +1100, Daniel Carosone:
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 07:31:41PM +0100, Timo Sch?ler wrote:
> > i'm searching for a _bootable_ SATA and/or controller for sparc64 --  
> 
> Even if they're not bootable, if your machine has on-board PATA to
> boot from, you can get little flash drives that site directly in the
> IDC connector (ie, don't take up a drive bay) just for booting.
> 
> If your machine wants to boot from SCSI, it's not so easy, alas.

I used one of these for a dvd drive.

http://www.iodata.com/usa/products/products.php?cat=INTP&ts=2&tsc=14

Allen Briggs | 1 Feb 04:46 2005
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Re: whoa... my powerbook just powered off....

On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 11:42:11PM -0500, Allen Briggs wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 08, 2005 at 01:44:42AM +0100, Niels S. Eliasen wrote:
> > Anyone seen anything like this ? or am I just missing something from 
> > the installation-docs??
> 
> In fact, I have seen something like that, but not exactly.

I figured this out a little while ago, and finally found some time to
commit the necessary changes for a fix.

The codes to deal with more current Powerbook batteries ("smart"
batteries) causes some kind of havoc on the older Powerbooks.  One
form this havoc took is to just turn off.

So I read some Linux code and added some support to read battery
information on these older powerbooks.  This would affect the 2400,
3400, and 3500 (1st-gen G3 PB "Kanga").  There's one little niggle
in that the battery shows just over 100% when charging just before
it hits "full charge".

Turning off apm support would also work, but I'd rather have it fixed.

I also added some code to support the "soft" PCMCIA/Cardbus eject
buttons on this thing.

-allen

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John Klos | 1 Feb 09:23 2005

Duplicating a thread problem with php...

NetBSD 2.0, macppc, php4, Apache 2, mod php, Squirrelmail - I just updated 
Suirrelmail from 1.4.3something to 1.4.4, and when I try to compose mail, 
I get this in my Apache error log:

assertion "next != 0" failed: file 
"/usr/src/lib/libpthread/pthread_run.c", line 130, function 
"pthread__next"
[Tue Feb 01 08:13:50 2005] [notice] child pid 26104 exit signal Abort trap 
(6)

I can't seem to duplicate this by any way other than Apache. Does anyone 
have any ideas?

John Klos

Chris Tribo | 1 Feb 17:10 2005

Re: whoa... my powerbook just powered off....

Does cardbus properly attach on your PowerBook? On my Wallstreet the 
attachment fails with secondary bus number unitialized, try 
PCIBIOS_BUS_FIXUP  or some such.

On Jan 31, 2005, at 10:46 PM, Allen Briggs wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 11:42:11PM -0500, Allen Briggs wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 08, 2005 at 01:44:42AM +0100, Niels S. Eliasen wrote:
>>> Anyone seen anything like this ? or am I just missing something from
>>> the installation-docs??
>>
>> In fact, I have seen something like that, but not exactly.
>
> I figured this out a little while ago, and finally found some time to
> commit the necessary changes for a fix.
>
> The codes to deal with more current Powerbook batteries ("smart"
> batteries) causes some kind of havoc on the older Powerbooks.  One
> form this havoc took is to just turn off.
>
> So I read some Linux code and added some support to read battery
> information on these older powerbooks.  This would affect the 2400,
> 3400, and 3500 (1st-gen G3 PB "Kanga").  There's one little niggle
> in that the battery shows just over 100% when charging just before
> it hits "full charge".
>
> Turning off apm support would also work, but I'd rather have it fixed.
>
> I also added some code to support the "soft" PCMCIA/Cardbus eject
> buttons on this thing.
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Allen Briggs | 1 Feb 18:33 2005
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Re: whoa... my powerbook just powered off....

On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 11:10:48AM -0500, Chris Tribo wrote:
> Does cardbus properly attach on your PowerBook? On my Wallstreet the 
> attachment fails with secondary bus number unitialized, try 
> PCIBIOS_BUS_FIXUP  or some such.

It does give that message, but the PCMCIA cards do seem to function.
My 3com 3c589D does, anyway.  Thanks for reminding me, though.  I
wanted to look at that.

-allen

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kelley | 1 Feb 20:03 2005
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iBook install

Hello,

I am looking at installing NetBSD on my new iBook G4 and have a couple 
of questions before I do so.

Does NetBSD 2.0 support Airport Extreme and Bluetooth?

Can I do a dual boot or install NetBSD on a external Firewire Drive?

Is there a Live CD for macppc that will allow me to try it first?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Kelley

Francesco Fiduccia | 2 Feb 11:07 2005
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Xfree86 and Powerbook 17

My powerbook 1.5ghz April '04 has problem with the LCD 
frequency/timings, in fact XF86Config won't acquire the display 
correctly.
Of course when I boot using the external monitor everthing works ( not 
so well but X works ).
First i want to know if someone owning the same powerbook has managed 
to start X; then I hope he will send me his XF86Config.
The same problem ( I suppose ) has occured to me under linux2.6.8 
kernel and previouses until a kernel patches 2.6.9.rc2bkXX ( rc3 
contains the patch ) has solved the problem
Here it is the patch description.
<benh <at> kernel.crashing.org>
	[PATCH] radeonfb: Fix newer PowerBook & warnings
	
	This fixes a few warnings in radeonfb and add proper PLL divider values
	for Apple latest PowerBook Aliminium 17" so the display isn't "fuzzy"
	(the LVDS interface needs special PLL values that the driver can't
	calculate, on most x86, the BIOS tells us the values to use, on Apple
	laptops, we have to hard code them for each model).
	
	Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh <at> kernel.crashing.org>
	Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds <at> osdl.org>

I don't know how to help anymore
Francesco

CEH | 2 Feb 11:27 2005

Re: iBook install

> Hello,
> 
> I am looking at installing NetBSD on my new iBook G4 and have a couple
> of questions before I do so.
> 
> Does NetBSD 2.0 support Airport Extreme and Bluetooth?

No, it doesn't. See
http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/macppc/faq.html#peripherals

Don't know their current status though, perhaps someone else is able
to tell if they will be supported in a NetBSD/macppc release soon?

> Can I do a dual boot or install NetBSD on a external Firewire Drive?

There's no problem in making a dual boot system with for an example
NetBSD and Mac OS X.

You're not able to install NetBSD on a FireWire disk though, since
FireWire disks are not supported by NetBSD/macppc yet.
(See http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/macppc/faq.html#peripherals again).

> Is there a Live CD for macppc that will allow me to try it first?

Not that I know of. Make a request on this mailing list and perhaps some
kind person out there will help you out by creating one. :-)

> Thanks in advance for the help.
> 
> Kelley
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Chris Tribo | 2 Feb 13:13 2005

Re: ofb proposal


Hmm, I just noticed this because I didn't try it earlier. When I boot 
the machfb kernel, sometimes, not all the time, when I reboot or even 
if I shut the system down and bring it back up, the display does not 
initialize in openfirmware correctly. The light show it produces has to 
be something close to an acid trip during light show. If I boot the fb 
kernel again, when it reinit's the chip, the display comes back. It 
seems that OpenFirmware is expecting the chip to be in a certain state 
at init or my hardware is just flaky. It came back to OF normally after 
rebooting it a few times. I've seen this happen with OS X as well, so 
no idea what is going on. It passes all the diagnostics from Apple Test 
Pro.

http://user.dtcc.edu/~ctribo/what_the.jpg
http://user.dtcc.edu/~ctribo/what_the2.jpg

On Jan 30, 2005, at 3:49 PM, Michael wrote:

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> Hello,
>
>> It occurs on the Rage Pro in the Beige G3 too, my wording of the 
>> original email was just overly poor. I guess I need some "Jolt Cola 
>> for those late night hacks".
>
> Ok, to get things straight:
> - - scrolling works on the G3 but not on the PowerBook
> - - both don't fill the screen completely
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