ubuntu-15.04 PPC issues

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 23:55:53 UTC 2015


Hi Peter

On 06/04/2015 08:14 AM, Peter Golis wrote:
>
> Hello Israel,
>
> Could you please summarize your problems?
>
>  
>
> You had written about issue with accessing console using Ubuntu mini.
> Are you talking about Mac Mini, or Ubuntu Minimal installation? Did
> you had try to force ofonly for video card during boot process?
>
>  
>
Ubuntu Mini on the iBook which is PPC.
No, ofonly doesn't usually work on my model (in past experiences..), but
I will try it, since I still have Debian Jessie mini installed.  Also
usually I can boot to at least console even if Xorg is psychedelic... I
have an xorg file I usually pop on it, though I think 14.04 had perfect
video, only sound didn't work.
>
> You had written about issue with power off when you had try to install
> random software. Did you had checked computer battery and power source?
>
>  
>
It was plugged in both times, and had a full battery.
This is not a normal issue of "I did something random and careless"
This is a big, PPC is not given any love and has gotten worse and worse. 
In 14.04 there was a huge issue with hwdetect, forcing me to research my
specific sound modules and forcing them to load.  Now, here we are a
year later.  I boot, and the computer either shuts down when I install
things, OR (in Debian) I cannot even access a TTY.  There is nothing.  I
turn it on, and voila!  Nothing.  Or course Debian has more issues (no
built-in support for airport... but fixing that is doable... just
annoying), but it is not meant to be beginner distro like Ubuntu.  Which
is why I normally use Ubuntu, it simply works and I do not have to spend
any time tweaking system side things.  I can spend my efforts tweaking
my desktop/panels/keyboard shortcuts to fit my work flow.
>
> You had written about issue with sound. Did you had tested module loading?
>
>  
>
That was for 14.04... I did test... I don't remember which one it was, I
think it was ornico maybe tas i don't remember, but it has been about a
year since I tried 14.04.  I had 12.04 mini with a WM installed until I
tested Lubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu Mini 15.04, and now currently Debian Jessie
mini.
>
> This email have conversation topic "ubuntu-15.04 PPC issues", where is
> available/Ubuntu 15.04 for PowerPC/ architecture?
>
>  
>
You can download minimal images for all the supported architectures:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD#A32-bit_PowerPC_.28ppc.29.2A.2A

You can also download a premade Lubuntu image for PPC, but I figure you
already know this, and where it is...
>
> Peter.
>
> ______________________________________________________________
> > Od: Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com>
> > Komu: Peter Golis <golisp at centrum.sk>, Fritz Hudnut
> <este.el.paz at gmail.com>
> > Dátum: 04.06.2015 13:51
> > Predmet: Re: ubuntu-15.04 PPC issues
> >
>
> > CC: "lubuntu user list"
>
> Hi Peter,
> My issue running Lubuntu (and Mini and Debian Jessie) on PPC was much
> larger than a sound issue.
> There is little I can do to even boot to anything coherent.  I cannot
> even get to a console reliably to even begin to try to modprobe, or
> mess with xorg, or any of those fine things that PPC often requires. 
> In the Ubuntu mini, I would run for a while fine, but if I tried to
> install something the computer would simply turn off.  It surely is
> possible the hardware is no longer working, but I will test out some
> that I know to be working (12.04 worked flawlessly), and with 14.04 I can:
> sudo modprobe snd-aoa-/whateverone/
> and mess with alsamixer.
>
> Thanks you for your input!!  I appreciate your insights and help.
>
> On 06/04/2015 02:00 AM, Peter Golis wrote:
>
>     Hello Gentleman,
>
>     As was mentioned previousely, and as is written in PPC FAQ, better
>     is to try load missing module.If that will not help, then there is
>     need to try 12.04 Live with old PowerPC sound modules and check
>     type of hardware together with /proc/cpuinfo for model type. From
>     that type can be made patch for upstream kernel as migration from
>     snd-powerpc to sns-aoa-* is not yet done.
>
>      
>
>     Have a nice day,
>
>     Peter.
>
>      
>
>     ______________________________________________________________
>     > Od: Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com> <mailto:israeldahl at gmail.com>
>     > Komu: Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com>
>     <mailto:este.el.paz at gmail.com>
>     > Dátum: 04.06.2015 04:03
>     > Predmet: Re: ubuntu-15.04 PPC issues
>     >
>
>     > CC: "lubuntu user list"
>
>     On 06/03/2015 07:45 PM, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
>     > Israel:
>     >
>     > Right now 14.04 is fine for PPC . . . there is a "Fixing sound in
>     > 14.04" thread on the Apple Hardware sub-forum . . . some are
>     "easier"
>     > to do than others . . . .  I have some posts on that thread, and
>     once
>     > I got around to trying to fix it, mine was pretty easy . . . .
>      There
>     > are instructions, perhaps on the PowerPCFAQ, as well . . . you
>     have to
>     > find out which "device ID" alsamixer is using???
>     >
>     > If you can't find the thread, let me know . . . "rsavage" is the
>     > gentleman who posted the fixes for sound there.
>     >
>     > F
>     >
>     Hi Fritz!
>     I haven't looked at that thread in quite a while (probably close to a
>     year...), so I will revisit it, since I am sure there have been more
>     suggestions and fixes.  I didn't see the alsamixer thing, so I will
>     definitely have to give it another look!
>
>
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>
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