Obviously if you are using a distribution with which you have negotiated
support for your machine, contact them in the first instance.
My own mailing list
I have created a
mailing list for discussion of Linux on RS/6000 PReP machines. You are
very welcome to post your questions or comments to this list, which is
specifically for end users. I try to answer all questions asked on the list.
The machines in question are:
- 7043-140 - working very well in general
- 7043-240 - experimental - works for some people, but not others
- 7024-E20 - support just added - should work very well
- 7024-E30 - support just added - should work very well
- 7025-F40 - experimental - works for some people, but not others
General Mailing Lists
lists.linuxppc.org hosts a number of
important mailing lists. I recommend you subscribe to the
linuxppc-workstation mailing list. This list does not have a
high volume of traffic and is for people running Linux on IBM PowerPC
The #mklinux and #ppclinux channels on irc.freenode.net are good
channels to go to if you have a problem you wish to discuss. You can
get more information on IRC
here. I hang about occasionally, my nick is leighbb. If you want
to chat, drop me an email and arrange to meet. This might help me (or the
other guys on the channels) help you more quickly.
Information to provide when asking for help
When asking a question it really helps if you could take a couple
of minutes to include the following information:
Send all this info to the
- The exact spec of your machine, including model number, processor type
and speed, amount of memory, installed PCI/ISA cards, type of graphics
card, and firmware revision.
- The output from the following commands from the firmware prompt:
"dev / ls" and "printenv". If you don't have a terminal to capture
this output then the output of "printenv load-base" and
"printenv real-base" at a minimum.
- As much of the output produced when your problem occurs as possible.
This is easy if you have a terminal emulator on a PC to capture it
More to come...