Anyone installed Debian or Gentoo on his/her PegII?
  • Order of the Butterfly
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    hiTCH-HiKER
    Posts: 169 from 2003/12/31
    Does the sound and NIC work with Gentoo?

    I installed Debian with the 2.6.4 kernel, but the KDE "artsd" uses >80% cpu time when using the onboard soundchip and I wasn't able to configure a SB Live on Debian :(

    Anyone with good working Linux sound on the PegII?
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  • Butterfly
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    ultraspec
    Posts: 94 from 2004/1/29
    I noticed this problem occurs when using alsa drivers and arts... it's a pain in the arse. I don't have another sound card to try.
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    hiTCH-HiKER
    Posts: 169 from 2003/12/31
    I fixed this problem by installing the complete ALSA package (apt-get
    install alsa), then it seems to work.
    But now XMMS don't work anymore with latest ARTSD, but this is a known
    problem and has nothing to do with PPC or Pegasos...
    So I just disabled the ARTSD crap and XMMS uses the soundcard alone :)

    Well but I didn't get the Soundblaster working, because it doesn't
    seem to be in the kernel or available as kernel module for 2.6.4 ...
    seems I have to compile it myself one day... but onboard sound works
    good without ARTSD, so I will do that when I have too much time!
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    magnetic
    Posts: 2129 from 2003/3/1
    From: Los Angeles
    I would recommend using Gnome instead of KDE. The 2.6.4 kernel has built in ALSA sound .....

    magnetic
    Pegasos 2 Rev 2B3 w/ Freescale 7447 "G4" @ 1ghz / 1gb Nanya Ram
    Quad Boot: MorphOS 2.7 | Amiga OS4.1 U4 | Ubuntu PPC GNU/Linux | OS X 10.4
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  • JKD
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    JKD
    Posts: 448 from 2003/4/4
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    Magnetic....you got debian working on a V3500?

    It seems (to me) that the tdfx module doesn't work correctly with the X server...leastways I can't get it to work.

    vi /var/log/XFree86.0.log shows:

    [EE] TDFX(0): No valid PIO address in PCI config space

    Any ideas anyone?

    Steve :-(
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    DethKnight
    Posts: 139 from 2003/6/24
    From: Central USA
    I almost got gentoo to install one day.
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    dholm
    Posts: 296 from 2003/9/1
    From: Malmo, Sweden
    Obviously I run Gentoo. ;)
    I always disable arts since I have had audio sync problems with MPlayer when using arts. It' still possible to compile the OSS driver with both 2.4 and 2.6 although I would recommend using alsa since OSS is rarely updated anymore.
    Another problem of using arts is that not all programs support it and if artsd tie up the soundcard you might not be able to start applications that want to use it directly.
  • »02.06.04 - 12:07
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  • Caterpillar
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    tonho
    Posts: 25 from 2004/2/1
    @JKD

    got a similar problem with my Voodoo 3000 AGP, when I try to run XF86, I've got nothing at all (the screen goes blank) neither I can switch to another tty. :( I've tried everything, thus include dpkg reconfigure xsever-xfree86, editing XFreeConfig-4, BusId is correct 1:0:8 AFAIK, XF86Config, starting tdfx module via modprobe/insmod... arghhhh I give up. :P
  • »02.06.04 - 22:14
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    Order of the Butterfly
    Posts: 199 from 2004/2/9
    You might find some usefull information on
    http://linux.pegasosppc.com/
    You can also become a member

    Cheers ;-)
  • »03.06.04 - 15:29
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  • Butterfly
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    ultraspec
    Posts: 94 from 2004/1/29
    The oss/free drivers are really garbage and outdated. Use alsa or kernel 2.6 (which includes alsa).
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  • JKD
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    JKD
    Posts: 448 from 2003/4/4
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    Thanks..I applied to join already.

    Steve
  • »03.06.04 - 20:03
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