Subject: Re: I'm having problem booting a PowerBook G3 (Open Firmware 2.0.1)
To: Allen Briggs <>
From: Anthony de Almeida Lopes <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 02/22/2005 18:58:30
On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 21:04 -0500, Allen Briggs wrote:
> Hmm...  I hadn't heard that those were having any trouble with apm.
> It's possible, though, that recent changes have helped.  Can you try
> a -current kernel?

On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 21:41 -0500, Chris Tribo wrote: 
> I have nearly the same machine running 2.0 and current.
> The only apm issues I've seen:
> - The screen dims to less than full brightness and can't be brought up 
> or
> - The backlight turns off and you have to push the brightness up 
> buttons to get it back
> - Can't sleep
> - Cardslot eject buttons don't work
> - lid switch doesn't turn off backlight and/or cause the machine to go 
> to sleep
> all of which there are PRs open on I believe.

Yep I checked out -current from cvs yesterday ~6pm. I updated 'config'
to what was in tar_files. I'm just compiling the kernel right now
(233mhz...), but is there anything else essential to update? Maybe

[before I sent the above e-mail I got Chris's]

Okay, using the backlight being turned off by booting from 'boot
ide0/@0:0' I was able to turn the screen up. I had assumed that since
when booting automatically I was not able to un-dim the screen that I
couldn't when I booted manually but apparently it's different. (That
problem persists.) Anyhow, I'm quite satisfied by this though. I'm still
going to test -current (I missed some drivers so I need to recompile,
but I'll get back to you.) By the way, the kernel debugger is terrific. 

Still need to figure out where I went wrong when booting automatically. 

Okay, thank you very much for your help, and I'll let you know how -
current goes. 

 - Anthony

> On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 05:45:50PM -0800, Anthony de Almeida Lopes wrote:
> > No, I think it's codename is 'Wallstreet.' It's a 233mhz, 512k L2 cache,
> > 192MB RAM with Open Firmware 2.0.1. It does not have a bronze keyboard
> > and it's considered "OldWorld." I believe though that it's more similar
> > to a 3500 than a 'Pismo.'

> -allen