[conspire] Yellow Dog Linux anyone?
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Mon Oct 11 14:47:55 PDT 2004
On Monday 11 October 2004 13:00, Rick Moen wrote:
> [ This is a repost of the following article:
> ] [ From: Michele Coleman <garbanzo at armory.com>
> ] [ Subject: Yellow Dog Linux anyone?
One of the big IT leaders in one of the states north of us has
installed Yellow Dog on her Mac. Maybe she has some tips! I'll
forward this post to her.
> I recently got a Macintosh iBook which is (pre-installed) dual
> boot with Yellow Dog Linux (red-hat based) and MacOS X. I'd like
> to bring it to the July 10 CABAL meeting. You can look *and* you
> can touch! And if I'm lucky, you can also help me with a few
> configuration issues:
> 1) Networking. The ethernet card works flawlessly under MacOS X.
> As far as I can tell I've set eth0 up correctly, and it says that
> it's working, but I can't even ping my router.
> 2) Trackpad. Tapping on the trackpad is supposed to register as a
> click, but it does not. This works under MacOS X. I've also had
> this functionality under Linux on a different laptop, so I know
> it's possible. This might be easy to fix once networking is
> working, since I found a script on line which is supposed to
> toggle tap-clicking on and off.
> 3) Sleep/Hibernation. Again, works on the Mac side, and worked on
> my previous laptop, so I know it's possible.
> 4) Adding Mac boot option to boot loader (yaboot, I think). The
> documentation from the Yellow Dog people (who sold me the laptop)
> say that this should already be working, but it's not listed. I
> can get into MacOS via a graphical boot manager, which doesn't
> come on automatically on boot.
> This is all stuff I've gotten to work under Debian distributions,
> but the prospect of learning an entirely new set of Red Hat
> quirks is dispiriting. But I'm hoping there are cabal members who
> are Red Hat pros.
> --Michele Coleman
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