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Old 07-16-2004, 09:16 AM   #1
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debian-ppc on imac partition & xf86 questions


Hi, i've installed successfully debian-ppc on imac, but:
---don't know how to create a swap file with fdisk. How type have i to specify?
---can't launch X. Don't find screen. When i edit XF86config and put driver "ati" or "fbdev", then X launches, but the screen shutdown until i ctrl-alt-backspace.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 07:33 PM   #2
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Your X is working then

How are you starting x? with XFree86 command? If so you won't get much at all. You need to fire up kdm, gdm , xdm or type in xinit /usr/bin/gnome-session if you want to run gnome etc. Your post is a little thin but it sounds like X is working right but you just need a window manager to make use of it. To create a swap partition you will need a free partition generally twice the size of the amount of ram you have in the computer. Don't use fdisk to create the swap. Use cfdisk and do it like so... " cfdisk /dev/hda " it will then show you your partitions and allow you to change the type. Highlight the partition you want and then arrow over to " type " press enter once and then press enter again, the default choice is swap, it will make that a swap partition. Then you will want to " mkswap /dev/whatever-the-hd-is " ( /dev/hda5 for example... not just /dev/hda ) and " swapon /dev/whatever-the-hd-is ". That will get you going or at least should. cfdisk is standard in debian so you should have it available by just typing in the command.
 
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I use startx.
I don't know if x86 and ppc installers are different.
I'll take a look to wm starters
 
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Can someone post the video-related part of the XF86config file?
 
Old 07-20-2004, 03:53 AM   #5
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ok, i found the type of swap. It is:
Apple_UNIX_SVR2
 
Old 07-23-2004, 08:16 AM   #6
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And i found a working XF86Config file.
I STRONGLY suggest that you check screen refreshes.
Now i try to get the french imac keyboard working. It's a pain.



Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11/rgb"

FontPath "/usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11/fonts/misc/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11/fonts/Truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "extmod"
# Load "xie"
# Load "pex5"
# Load "glx"
# Load "GLcore"
Load "dbe"
# Load "record"

Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbDisable"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 58-62
VertRefresh 50-130
EndSection

Section "Device"
### Available Driver options are:-
#Option "ShadowFB"
#Option "VGAClocks"
#Option "hw cursor" "off"
Option "UseFBDev"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "ati"
VendorName "ATI"
BoardName "Mach64 GP"
BusID "PCI:0:18:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 15
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
EndSection
 
  


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