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 > Iyonix Linux mailing list: http://www.freelists.org/list/iyonixlinux > To unsubscribe, send an email to iyonixlinux-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. > > 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 Iyonix Linux mailing list: http://www.freelists.org/list/iyonixlinux To unsubscribe, send an email to iyonixlinux-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.