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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:42 am    Post subject: Best kernel settings for Pismo? Reply with quote

OK, it looks like I didn't compile my kernel correctly the other day, because I can't get sound to work through either OSS or ALSA. When I boot up, I get all kinds of errors about not finding "/dev/mixer" and a couple others. And when I shutdown, when X closes out, I see a ton of modprobe errors. So somethings not right with the kernel.

I followed the PPC installation instructions, but I either skipped a step or the instructions weren't right for my Pismo.

So my question is, how do I go about re-emerging my kernel (2.4.24-benh0) and getting everything to work right on my Pismo? Things that aren't working right:

Sound
Volume/Brightness/CD Eject keys (even though I followed the PPC FAQ instructions on what to emerge on a Powerbook)

Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to setup the kernel to work best on my Pismo? Remember, I'm a newbie, so some technical things go right over my head.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never really had any such problems on my Pismo. Are you sure you've loaded the audio module (dmasound_pmac at least if you're using OSS)?

I did see a kernel 2.6 config for Pismo which worked wonderfully but the link is now broken. I won't publish my current 2.6.2 Pismo config since networking is not working for me at the moment.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Network is fine on my Pismo, though it took some experimenting to hit on the
configuration below. I also uncommented

Code:
iface_eth0="dhcp"


in /etc/conf.d/net so the network would come up on startup.

PROBLEM: For the first time since I put the first release of
linuxPPC on my Pismo, it now sleeps! With the previous kernel,
I found that I had to pop out VST media bay hard drive in order
for it to sleep without crashing. Now I can just open and close
it with no problem -------- except, now the hard drive in the
media bay is not recognized!

for example:

Code:
bash-2.05b# mount /mnt/q4
mount: special device /dev/hde11 does not exist


Another issue, real audio files sound dreadful on realplay. I don't
know about other soundfile types- is it easy to play an audio CD on a
powerbook now? But I most want to listen to real audio content and
that has been miserable from the start.

I tried to read some Chinese TV series files from a CD with mplay,
but it said I was missing some codecs, so I had to go back to ReadPlayer on
the Mac side.

Here are what I think are the relevant sections of my config
relative to my answer and my question.

Code:
  Block Devices
  x x < > Normal floppy disk support                                       x x   
  x x < > Parallel port IDE device support                                 x x   
  x x < > Compaq SMART2 support                                            x x   
  x x < > Compaq Smart Array 5xxx support                                  x x   
  x x < > Mylex DAC960/DAC1100 PCI RAID Controller support                 x x   
  x x < > Micro Memory MM5415 Battery Backed RAM support (EXPERIMENTAL)    x x   
  x x <*> Loopback device support                                          x x   
  x x < >   Cryptoloop Support                                             x x   
  x x <M> Network block device support                                     x x   
  x x <*> RAM disk support                                                 x x   
  x x (4096) Default RAM disk size                                         x x   
  x x [*] Initial RAM disk (initrd) support                                x x   
  x x [*] Support for Large Block Devices                                  x x   
  x x                                                                      x x   
  x x                                       


Code:

[*] Networking support                                      x x   
  x x               Networking options  --->                              x x   
  x x         [*]   Network device support                                x x   
  x x                 ARCnet devices  --->                                x x   
  x x         < >     Dummy net driver support                            x x   
  x x         < >     Bonding driver support                              x x   
  x x         < >     EQL (serial line load balancing) support            x x   
  x x         < >     Universal TUN/TAP device driver support             x x   
  x x                 Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)  --->     



Code:

[*] Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)                                    x x   
  x x     <*>   Generic Media Independent Interface device support        x x   
  x x     < > MACE (Power Mac ethernet) support                           x x   
  x x     < > BMAC (G3 ethernet) support                                  x x   
  x x     < > National DP83902AV (Oak ethernet) support                   x x   
  x x     < > Sun Happy Meal 10/100baseT support                          x x   
  x x     <*> Sun GEM support                                             x x   
  x x     [ ] 3COM cards         
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep seeing people saying that sleep works on their powerbooks. How? Nothing happens when I close my Pismo, it just keeps running. Is there some kernel option that I might have missed?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is what I have in the Macintosh Device Driver section of my config
that I believe is what you need to sleep:

Code:

x     [ ] Support for CUDA based PowerMacs                            x x   
  x x     [*] Support for PMU  based PowerMacs                            x x   
  x x     [*]   Power management support for PowerBooks                   x x   
  x x     <*>     APM emulation                                           x x   
  x x     [*]   Backlight control for LCD screens                         x x   
  x x     [ ] Support for PowerMac floppy                                 x x   
  x x     < > Support for PowerMac serial ports (OBSOLETE DRIVER)         x x   
  x x     [*] Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) support                             x x   
  x x     [ ]   Include MacIO (CHRP) ADB driver                           x x   
  x x     [*]   Support for ADB input devices (keyboard, mice, ...)       x x   
  x x     [*]     Support for mouse button 2+3 emulation                  x x   
  x x     < > Support for thermal management on Windtunnel G4s            x x   
  x x     < > Support for thermal management on iBook G4                  x x   
  x x               
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

panyo wrote:
Here is what I have in the Macintosh Device Driver section of my config
that I believe is what you need to sleep:

Code:

x     [ ] Support for CUDA based PowerMacs                            x x   
  x x     [*] Support for PMU  based PowerMacs                            x x   
  x x     [*]   Power management support for PowerBooks                   x x   
  x x     <*>     APM emulation                                           x x   
  x x     [*]   Backlight control for LCD screens                         x x   
  x x     [ ] Support for PowerMac floppy                                 x x   
  x x     < > Support for PowerMac serial ports (OBSOLETE DRIVER)         x x   
  x x     [*] Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) support                             x x   
  x x     [ ]   Include MacIO (CHRP) ADB driver                           x x   
  x x     [*]   Support for ADB input devices (keyboard, mice, ...)       x x   
  x x     [*]     Support for mouse button 2+3 emulation                  x x   
  x x     < > Support for thermal management on Windtunnel G4s            x x   
  x x     < > Support for thermal management on iBook G4                  x x 
  x x               


That's pretty much what I have except that I have "Support for CUDA based PowerMacs turned on for some reason."

What kernel are you using? My options are slightly different.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

search the forum for my post about installing 2.6 on my pismo and what I did.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am using 2.6.1-r1-benh.
Seem more at the thread scorp mentioned:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=117016&highlight=pismo
Thanks scorp.
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