I have an iMac rev.B with 8.6 and YellowDog CS 1.1 on the Linux side
with kernel-pmac-2.2.6-16b, and everything goes well except for mol; so
I tried to update the kernel to make it to work
First I downloaded the precompiled kernel-2.2.12-2.ppc.rpm and I tried
to install it. I did these steps (is it ok?):
rpm -i kernel-2.2.12-2.ppc.rpm
then I moved the vmlinux-2.2.12-2 into the folder Linux kernels in the
MacOs system folder, choose it from BootX and reboot in Linux.
The startup was ok, but at the prompt to log in (not in X, just from the
console) I realized that my keyboard was misrecognized (I've an italian
usb keyboard). With a lot of patience I looked for the letters and
successed in log in and start kbdconfig, but it didn't see neither my
usb-it.kmap that is correctly in /usr/lib/kbd/keymaps/usb/
nor any other usb keymaps (it lets me to choose only between PC and adb
keyboards). However I tried to choose and adb US keymap and startx, but
then my mouse wasn't recognized.
So I downloaded the latest kernel-2.2.15-2.9.0.ppc.rpm and repeated the
same steps as above but at the prompt to log-in my keyboard wasn't
recognized AT ALL (that is I pressed the buttons but nothing
What's wrong with me? Help me, if you can.
"And what can I tell you my brother, my killer
What can I possibly say?
I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
I'm glad you stood in my way."
L. Cohen, "Famous blue raincoat"