[iyonixlinux] Re: Woody3.0 r6

  • From: Nigel Willmott <nwillmott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: iyonixlinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 23:44:12 GMT

In message <1f7064ca4e.IyoLinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
          Ron <iyonix@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,  I have managed to get an almost fully working installation, after
> several attempts over the years. I am not so Linux savvy that I can go
> in and fix messed up package handling, and I am aiming to get a step by
> step method of installation that works. Basically, I have downloaded and
> burnt the Debian Arm Cd at
> 
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/images/3.0_r6/arm/debian-30r
> 6-arm-binary-1.iso
> 
> and have put the Drivers, Kernel and the XFree86-Iyonix.tgz file from
> the Castle site onto a usb drive.
> This requires mounting the usb drive at the partition mounting stage.
> I used /sda as the mount name to keep it related to the system
> description.
> When the installer wants the kernel and drivers you have to steer it
> away from the CD and to the USB device.
> 
> There are many options during the install, but I kept everything minimal
> and only installed the 3 items X-window system, Desktop environment and
> standard unix network server(nfs).
> 
> I have had problems in the past by not specifying the hardware clock as
> being set to GMT even though the Riscos clock is set 12 hours ahead of
> GMT. It used to reset the Riscos Clock when there was an untidy shutdown
> (crash or similar)
> 
> Also, last time I let it go to the security site as well as using the CD
> and it installed sarge packages which messed things up. So I am using
> strictly whats on the Debian-3.0r6 CD's from now on.
> 
> There is package installation errors but by using 'try again' and
> skipping the tasksel and fine tuning pages, I picked up one new file and
> improved things a little.
> 
> I told it not to autoconf the XF86Conf-4 file when it asked, as this
> file and others are put in place by the 'tar xfvz XFree86-Iyonix.tgz'
> action. This file is but into the / directory by copying the archive
> from the USB drive.
> cp /sda/XFree86-Iyonix.tgz /XFree86-Iyonix.tgz
> 
> By using editor /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 you can change the pci slot no to
> suit the position of the video card. Top slot(tower case) = 1:08:0
> When rebooting or by using startx at the prompt the graphical desktop
> should appear.
> 
> I found the KDE desktop to be fully working and the Gnome also except
> for Mozilla which while it displays webpages in the webpage window area
> ok, is not displaying any text in the url, hotlinks etc areas, and you
> can only blind click or blind type there.
> 
> While booting up there is cant find module nls_cp437, nls_iso8859-1 etc
> errors which may have something to do with it.
> There was an option to allow use of Truetype fonts for Mozilla that I
> didnt accept which might be worth a try next time.
> 
> I haven't stated all of the steps I took as it is not yet perfect, but
> hopefully with a little(or a lot) more effort things will improve.
> 
> Cheers  -Ron
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> 
Hi Ron

I've recently just re-installed Linux from discs

There is a problem with the version of Mozilla with it ... there used 
to be a port of Mozilla 1.6 available from www.chocky.org which worked 
fine - but it no longer seems to be available, and despite a couple of 
requests on the Iyonix support group and trawling the web, I can't 
find a version of it ...

I think Castle are working on a new kernel which will work with later 
distributions like Sarge - but it's still in preparation

rgds

nigel

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