Subject: Re: NetBSD 2 installation on a Jornada 720
To: Brad Spencer <>
From: Richard Danter <>
List: port-hpcarm
Date: 01/11/2005 21:43:24
Hi Brad et al,

I now have my Jornada booted up and I am able ro log in as root just 
fine. I have also created a user account. But now I have a few more 
questions - hope you don't mind!

1. When logged in as a normal user, I would expect to be able to 'su -' 
to become root. The user is in the 'wheel' group, but all I get is 
"Sorry" and I am back at my user prompt. Any ideas why? This seems to 
work fine on my laptop.

2. I have a Socket LP-E ethernet card plugged in on the PCMCIA card slot 
and it is configured and working fine. If I remove the card (whilst 
power is on) I see some messages about it being unplugged, and when I 
insert it again I get more messages saying it has seen the card. Problem 
is that card doesn't seem to be configured. I have tried 'ifconfig up 
ne0" but I get an error (not configured). So it looks like the only way 
to get it back is by rebooting. Is there another way? This leads to 
question 3...

3. Rebooting seems to be a problem. It seems to do a complete reset 
which means I have to recalibrate the screen, enter date/time and 
restart the kernel. I also seem to have to unplug the poer and batteries 
for a while to be able to read the screen (it's too bright). Am I doing 
something wrong? Should I ever need to reboot?

I have more questions, but they can wait - maybe I can answer them 
myself anyway.