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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:16 am    Post subject: Kernel compile error & Boot screen frozen Reply with quote

Sorry I am a novice to gentoo... I have used YDL for a while and I got recommended to Gentoo by a few friends. I would really like to get a successful install.

I am using the a stage-3-G4 2004.3 (Universal CD G4- 20040926 ) as my initial installation of Gentoo, unfortunately I am not getting far.

1-
When I run the command
# emerge gentoo-dev-sources
Half way through the execution I get hundreds of empty directories warning messages. After emerge has completed its process -It states nothing needs to be updated. Is that normal or is something not working correctly in emerge (maybe my doing or misunderstanding of emerge!)

2-
Anyway I decide to proceed with configuring the kernel and compliling.
Thje kernel never compiles correctly ending with an "Error 1". I used the standard .config file and then also tried using the .config file that was created by Yellowdog linux 4.0 for the same workstation, the same problem persits. Here is the error message below;

*********make && make modules_install ********************************************
arch/ppc/platforms/built-in.o(.pmac.text+0x5fao): in function 'core99_wake_up':
:undefined reference to 'openpic_suspend'

arch/ppc/platforms/built-in.o(.pmac.text+0x60e8): in function 'core99_wake_up':
:undefined reference to 'openpic_resume'
make: *** [.tmp_vmlinux1] Error 1
*************************************************************************************************

On booting Linux from the compiled kernel - the boot process freezes up with the following screen below;

***************************************************************************************************
Welcome to Linux kernel 2.6.7-gentoo-r14

linked at : 0xc0000000
frame buffer at : 0x98004000 (phys), 0xd0004000 (log)
klimit : 0xc03abc10
MSR : 0x00003030
HID0 : 0x8410c0bc

pmac_init(): exit
id mach():done
MMU:enter
MMU:hw init
hash:enter
hash:find piece
hash:patch
hash:done
MMU:mapin
MMU:setio
MMU:exit
setup_arch: enter
setup_arch: bootmem
arch: exit
openpic: enter
openpic: timer
openpic: external
openpic: spurious
openpic: exits
**************************************************************************************************

Any ideas would be appreciated. This is the third install with the same results
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of ppc machine are you using? The behaviour with the precompiled kernel looks to me like the Framebuffer isn't loading. I'm not quite sure what to suggest for the kernel emerge error, try with development-sources and see if you have the same problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:01 am    Post subject: Boot frozen & Kernel compile Reply with quote

Thanks, I am using Powermac G4 733 (Digital Audio) I belive it has Nvidia Graphics card. It is running ok on YDL 3 & 4.

Ok I will try the developer sources. I have read befor that some people have had success with 2004.1 release. Would you recommend me trying to install via the 2004.1 Universal CD?

Regards

Amro
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

usually, when i get this message, I used to suggest turning off the boot logo, however, and you'll laugh, if I cycle the power on my machine it will boot eventually. Show us the parts of your kernel config relevant to frame buffer and video devices.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I have decided that since the kernel is not compiling correctly. I will try using the
# emerge development-sources as suggested (instead of gentoo-dev-sources).

I tried this out on my Ibook G4 last night - installed OK - got into Gnome. Just need to get sound working.

Today I will try it on My G4733 and see what happens.

cheers
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