In message <20091102060614.7D826CB49A3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> FreeLists Mailing List Manager <ecartis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > iyonixlinux Digest Sun, 01 Nov 2009 Volume: 01 Issue: 008 > > In This Issue: > [iyonixlinux] Current position of Linux > [iyonixlinux] Re: Current position of Linux > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Subject: [iyonixlinux] Current position of Linux > From: J Peachey <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 22:21:46 +0100 > > > Hi, > > It seems a long time since any postings appeared here. > > Was a later version of Linux released that worked on RO versions later > 5.11? AFAIK Nothing for the FX5200, and it is still at 2.4 Kernel. > I wrote an article on installing Linux a few years back for Archive > Mag, and someone has found them and is trying to do an install, but it > keeps falling over when running dinstall at this point. > > scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE Atapi devices > Trident 4DWave/SiS 7018/ALi 5451,Tvia CyberPro 5050 PCI Audio, > version 0.14.10h. 16:17:56 Feb 19 2004 > trident: ALi Audio Accelerator found at 10 0xef00, IRQ 33 > > Can anyone give me a clue as to what the problem is? The machine is > running RO5.11. > > thanks > > John I haven't read your article, so dont know what point you are at. Assuming you are talking about the old Nvidia and not an FX5200, the drivers had to be put in place manually. You had to know the PCI slot the video card resides in also. For me, it involved having the supplied drivers on a usb drive, which was then possible to mount from the Debian command line (during install? I cant remember now) for the purpose of copying/expanding them to the installation. I posted the procedure I used that worked at the time, but I cant see it anywhere now. The installing and editing is documented with the supplied parts from Castle though. Large Graphic Gui was painfully slow and buggy on mine, I'd suggest using something small like OpenBox, but you will only have what is available for armlinux with the 2.4 kernel. A few months ago I read an BSD/Arm guy was checking out the Iyonix graphics, but he mentioned only the early card. I haven't checked to see if there was progress made. Ron M 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.