R5 X setup on B/W G3; OF Setup; USB mouse support

Tom Rini tmrini at ntplx.net
Wed Jun 23 01:23:19 EST 1999

On Tue, 22 Jun 1999, satadru pramanik wrote:

> After extensively browsing the list archives, and various man pages, i
> have been unable to come to an understanding as to how I should change the
> resolution in X unless I reboot into MacOS, change resolutions, and reboot
> back into Linux.   Is this true?   fbset refuses to change resolutions
> at the console.   

For the Blue&White this is true right now.

> Secondly, I'm using the 2.2.10 kernel sources posted earlier with the USB
> support, and they work fantastically, letting me use the USB keyboard on
> the B/W G3, but the mouse refuses to work inside X...   How do I configure
> X to use the USB mouse, instead of having to hook up a ADB mouse?

It was in the bottom of the mail Paul M sent out..

> Finally, I have been using OF to boot a 7600/132 successfully all the way
> through to 2.2.7.   I'm hearing that the MacOS boot mechanism through
> BootX may cause certain problems, such as the total lack of sound I have
> right now.  I understand that certain coff headers aren't being
> generated correctly for the OF 3.0+ revisions, is this an issue if I have
> already installed Linux on the internal IDE hard disk?   I have messed
> around in OF on the B/W G3 just like I did on the 7600, and as far as I
> can tell, a boot-device setting for the 6th partition on the internal IDE
> disk should be this (looking at the system-disk control panel output):
> /pci at 80000000/pci-bridge at d/pci-ata at 1/ata-4 at 0/@0:4

Basically OF on the new machines (imac, Blue&White, Lombard) is very
different from what we had working before.  You're currently stuck with
BootX.  But, if you use the boot extention to start up Linux, you can have
sound again.

Tom Rini (TR1265)

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