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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:00 pm    Post subject: Newbie - my bad, in advance... - make.conf mess Reply with quote

First linux install, ever, on any machine...
This may belong in the Portage section - I expect someone will tell me...
PowerMac G4/500mhz DP - 1.5 gb RAM, partitions for 9.2.2, 10.4.5, linux (20gb) - only card is ATI 128 display adapter, using LiveCD-install-ppc-universal-2006.0.
Besides a little initial confusion with mac-fdisk, smooth install. Gets to make.conf - I have no idea where to find data for this, and having trouble navigating nano.
Also, anyone get Apple digital FP display to work during install? Mine goes black during CD boot.

Thanks loads.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes nano sux a little bit, but you have all shortkeys displayed on the bottom (shift + x ; etc...)


This is my make.conf, but for a G3.
Code:

CFLAGS="-O2 -mtune=powerpc -pipe"
CHOST="powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu"
CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}"
USE="X acpi alsa bash-completion bzip2 crypt cups dvd encode exscalibar fam foomaticdb glut gtk gtk2 ieee1394 imagemagick imap jpeg lm_sensors mime mozilla  mp3 mpeg ncurses nls opengl pcmcia png python readline samba sockets ssl tetex unicode usb xmms"

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Newbie - my bad, in advance... - make.conf mess Reply with quote

newtonusr wrote:
First linux install, ever, on any machine...
This may belong in the Portage section - I expect someone will tell me...
PowerMac G4/500mhz DP - 1.5 gb RAM, partitions for 9.2.2, 10.4.5, linux (20gb) - only card is ATI 128 display adapter, using LiveCD-install-ppc-universal-2006.0.
Besides a little initial confusion with mac-fdisk, smooth install. Gets to make.conf - I have no idea where to find data for this, and having trouble navigating nano.
Also, anyone get Apple digital FP display to work during install? Mine goes black during CD boot.

Thanks loads.


Regarding the display during install, You might need to pass the kernel argument IE:
boot:ppc32 video=rivafb

ppc32 being the kernel and video=rivafb telling it what driver to use.
If that doesnt work then use ppc32 video=ofonly
When it comes to setting X up you will find it easier to use Xorgautoconfig
Just emerge it and then when you have xorg installed run it by typing: Xorgautoconfig
Most of the xorg.conf file it generates is pretty accurate, However you will need to change the V & H sync
variables that match your monitors. Also for mainly ATI users with flatpanel's you will need to uncomment the line
that reads:
Option "MonitorLayout" "TMDS"

The file can be found by using nano as follows: nano -w /etc/X11/xorg.conf
In case you havent figured nano out yet after the alterations press 'ctrl o' then 'ctrl x'
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:10 pm    Post subject: I’m in! Reply with quote

Got itup - Portage updating now. Thanks!
Frelon wrote:
yes nano sux a little bit, but you have all shortkeys displayed on the bottom (shift + x ; etc...)


This is my make.conf, but for a G3.
Code:

CFLAGS="-O2 -mtune=powerpc -pipe"
CHOST="powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu"
CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}"
USE="X acpi alsa bash-completion bzip2 crypt cups dvd encode exscalibar fam foomaticdb glut gtk gtk2 ieee1394 imagemagick imap jpeg lm_sensors mime mozilla  mp3 mpeg ncurses nls opengl pcmcia png python readline samba sockets ssl tetex unicode usb xmms"
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Newbie - my bad, in advance... - make.conf mess Reply with quote

Thanks. Using CRT now. Will advise.
cybermonkey wrote:
newtonusr wrote:
First linux install, ever, on any machine...
This may belong in the Portage section - I expect someone will tell me...
PowerMac G4/500mhz DP - 1.5 gb RAM, partitions for 9.2.2, 10.4.5, linux (20gb) - only card is ATI 128 display adapter, using LiveCD-install-ppc-universal-2006.0.
Besides a little initial confusion with mac-fdisk, smooth install. Gets to make.conf - I have no idea where to find data for this, and having trouble navigating nano.
Also, anyone get Apple digital FP display to work during install? Mine goes black during CD boot.

Thanks loads.


Regarding the display during install, You might need to pass the kernel argument IE:
boot:ppc32 video=rivafb

ppc32 being the kernel and video=rivafb telling it what driver to use.
If that doesnt work then use ppc32 video=ofonly
When it comes to setting X up you will find it easier to use Xorgautoconfig
Just emerge it and then when you have xorg installed run it by typing: Xorgautoconfig
Most of the xorg.conf file it generates is pretty accurate, However you will need to change the V & H sync
variables that match your monitors. Also for mainly ATI users with flatpanel's you will need to uncomment the line
that reads:
Option "MonitorLayout" "TMDS"

The file can be found by using nano as follows: nano -w /etc/X11/xorg.conf
In case you havent figured nano out yet after the alterations press 'ctrl o' then 'ctrl x'
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would also take a look at /etc/make.conf.example. It explains what each of those options do and why you might like to set them. :)
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