Recently I installed Debian on my Ultra 10. All went well (eventually)
and it installed all the usuall stuff. X is less successful though. The
problems are with the keyboard and mouse. I have tried manually editing
the config file but when I start X with what looks like a reasonable
setting the mouse fails to work and the key mappings are foobar'd.
Solution is to telnet in and kill X.
Any one have a suitable X config file that they could send me (off list)to
get X going?
I previously had RedHat on it and it detected and configured everything
no probs. I deceided to give Debian a go as apt-get is cool. However the
install and configuring of debian seems to suck (or should I RTFM).
RedHat happily configured all the standard Ultra 10 hardware and up
popped X first time.
Also anyone installing linux on a Sparc is well advised to note down the
boot devices on paper so that when linux f*cks it all up you can get it
all up and running in no time and not have to fool around in the OK
prompt for an age trying to get it all booting again:)
Think I'll stick to slowaris on the sparcs for the mo :)
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