> 2. Wade: installed system-config-soundcard-1.2.10-2wm (thanks for your
> work), the soundcard is detected (the tools says it'll use
> snd_powermac)but I can't hear anything when the test sound is
> played (I hear there's
> something weird with volume control on the card - maybe that's
> it?). On
> the console, I get
> 'amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such device'
> I know this sounds silly, but running strace doesn't seem to show the
> device its looking for. Maybe I'm blind.
I had this same problem on my powerbook G4. I had to unmute the master
volume in alsamixer. I couldn't get the alsammixer to work in the GUI,
only in command line. After unmuting, try running
system-config-soundcard. Should work after that.
While typing sometime my hand accidentally touch the touchpad on my iBook G3. And you know how annoying it is when the cursor suddenly jumps away from where it should be. Can the touchpad be disabled while I am typing? I have seen this option in other systems.
A few of you may already know from the previous post, that I was
working on the system-config-soundcard. I lodged this as a bug in
bugzilla <a href="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=146357">
here </a> and I have some basic test rpm packages available from my <a
Although this is entered and assigned in bugzilla, i'd like to know
how this code works, so that I can possibly compare notes with Bastien
Nocera when a fix is made on his end.
The latest are the time of writing are the *2wm rpms, whenever I need
a fix, a newer version will appear.
Hi all, I just bought an iBook G4 a few days ago, and I'm dying to get
Fedora Core 2 installed on it. I followed these instructions here -
I have the iso burned, and get the yaboot prompt. When I type "mac", or
"mac text", or "mac noprobe", it starts to install, I see some linux output,
but then quickly the video display output dies on me, and I need to reboot.
All I set up were 2 partitions, splitting the 30g harddrive in two. The
first partition is the Mac, the second is meant for linux.
I see references to using mac-fdisk, but can't get to a point in the install
where I have that opportunity. It's a linux-based utility, right?
I don't see how I can create a bootstrap partition either, I've read that I
should be doing that as well.
I have no interest in running Mac OS X, to be honest, got the laptop because
its real tiny, not crazy expensive, and can support running Fedora.
Any/all advice is appreciated, sincerely. Thanks. Jason
Fedora Core 3 works on the Mac Mini. Went through Colin's instructions
last night and got it installed. X, Apple Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard,
dual booting, DVD playing, etc. all work seamlessly. Thanks for all your
1. Colin, I'm gonna send you a diff of your instructions to contain
stuff for Mini users, as well as clear some things up I found confusing.
Before I finish, though, I have to know: is the boot.iso askmethod
install mandatory for all installs? I did a network install for various
2. Wade: installed system-config-soundcard-1.2.10-2wm (thanks for your
work), the soundcard is detected (the tools says it'll use snd_powermac)
but I can't hear anything when the test sound is played (I hear there's
something weird with volume control on the card - maybe that's it?). On
the console, I get
'amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such device'
I know this sounds silly, but running strace doesn't seem to show the
device its looking for. Maybe I'm blind.
I'm working on building FC3 extras for ppc. I've got most of it built.
Not exactly relishing the thought of cvsup, although cm3 does seem to
have a PPC port, so I may switch to using that for both i386 and ppc.
Downloadable at ftp://peach.ipv6.infradead.org/pub/RPMS.extras for now,
IPv6-only as the name implies, until I stick them somewhere with better
Major failure mode so far has been random use of i386 inline assembly. A
bunch of packages failed due to files present in the buildroot which
aren't packaged, and clamav seems to want dietlibc.
Any suggestions for how best to automate the Extras/ppc builds in future
would be welcomed.
I tried to install php using rpm and got the following failed dependecies:
httpd-mmn = 20020903 is needed by php-4.3.10-3.2.ppc
So I tried to install httpd and the following:
libapr-0.so.0 is needed by httpd-2.0.52-3.1.ppc
libaprutil-0.so.0 is needed by httpd-2.0.52-3.1.ppc
I downloaded apr-0.9.4-24.2.ppc.rpm and tried to install everything. Got:
libaprutil-0.so.0 is needed by httpd-2.0.52-3.1.ppc
Where do I find libaprutil?
Last night I updated my kernel-2.6.9-1.667 to kernel-2.6.10-1.729_FC3 via up2date (yum) from:
Then I yabootconfig using the new /boot/vmlinuz-*. Upon reboot, it got stuck on the SELinux lines.
It was the first time I updated the kernel and I might have missed something. Can any one provide step-by-step instructions of what to do after installing the new kernel w/ up2date?
I'm having trouble getting helix recognized as a plug-in within mozilla/firefox. I'm running on a mac g4 with the "official" fc3 from Nov. I look under \usr\lib\mozilla\plugins and I see the .so file. I saw some other posts in a different forum referring to a "logical link" to get a java plugin working. do I need to do something similar? what do I link from? also, I saw other references to \usr\local\mozilla\plugins. Is this something I'm supposed to create? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I just got fedora up and running on my mac, so sorry if this is a dumb question.