lubuntu 14.04 ppc errors

farinet at farinet at
Wed Apr 30 20:27:37 UTC 2014

Since i did not really understand, where and how to go better, for the
ppc problems, for the moment i continue to post here:

Aside all errors (and some others as well) i discovered that sound
absolutely does notwork. So, i decided to erase the lubuntu-ppc and went
to try a Debian Jessie. That worked by far better, frankly. But may be
that's due to the fact i pretty much installed the desktop from scratch.

Some things i noted: Eventhough outdated, i find that the installation
of powerprefs (gui on top of pbbuttonsd) and pommed and gpomme helps to
better control over Fn and special keys.

I also found a neat instruction on ubuntuforums how to get - in debian -
the ubuntulike fontrendering (one of the main (l)ubuntu advantages
imho). All seamed to work fine so far ... BUT:

Unfortunately, also in debian i'm unable to get sound. Here are the
outputs (pretty much the same as in lubuntu 14.04-ppc):

- - -
~# inxi -F
System:    Host: <> Kernel: 3.13-1-powerpc ppc (32 bit)
           Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.5.2) Distro: Debian GNU/Linux
Machine:   No /sys/class/dmi machine data: try newer kernel, or install
CPU:       Single core 7447/7457 altivec supported (-UP-) cache: N/A
clocked at 1333.33 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV350/M10 [Mobility
Radeon 9600 PRO Turbo]
           Display Server: 1.15.1 drivers: fbdev,ati,radeon
           tty size: 80x24 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card Failed to Detect Sound Card! Sound: ALSA v: k3.13-1-powerpc
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
           driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Apple UniNorth 2 GMAC (Sun GEM) driver: gem
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (5.3% used)
           1: id: /dev/sda model: FUJITSU_MHT2080A size: 80.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 6.3G used: 4.0G (67%) fs: ext4
           ID: swap-1 size: 3.31GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 134 Uptime: 12 min Memory: 246.2/2020.2MB
Client:    Shell (bash) inxi: 2.1.16
- - -
(It's the same using lshw or hwinfo)

"Failed to Detect Sound Card" now, sounds hard to resolve to me. Since
the sound is there in the PB - the startup chime works! -, seems to me
that's a kernel problem.

And, sincerely, without sound, a portable is not that much useful. For a
headless server/router that might be fine anyway, but not for a laptop.
So, may be one should downgrade the kernel? And if so, down to which
one? (As far as i personally realized kernel < 3.2 had a working
powermanagement - but would that be work together with lubuntu 14.04?

Or is there out there someone, who has a solution?

Thanks in advance for your patience!

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