[iyonixlinux] Re: iyonixlinux Digest V1 #8

  • From: Ron <iyonix@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 00:14:27 +1300

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> 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

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