Re: Kernel Panic - machine type

Subject: Re: Kernel Panic - machine type
From: Chris Ruprecht (
Date: Mon Apr 02 2001 - 09:07:00 MDT

Well, I don't know much about AltiVec either but I have this G4 in the machine and it makes little point if I can't use it :). So it looks like I have to go back to the basics and build a tiny kernel which can barely boot the machine, I could leave any network and file system support out - as long as it boots until it tries to mount something ;). Alternatively, I could wait for YDL 2.0 in the hope they have fixed all my problems with the 2.4.x kernel.

And no, there are no switches on this card what so ever. Everything is done by software (you can crash the machine in milliseconds by changing the RAM refresh rate from 70 to 60 ns, too :).

Best regards,

>>> 04/02/01 09:40AM >>>
on 2/4/01 1:51 pm, Chris Ruprecht at wrote:

Don't know anything about AltiVec - just as well really, I'd only tinker
with it ;-)

I have a 9600 with a Powerlogix G3/400 card in it and that works fine BUT
there was an option on the Powerlogix control panel to pass parameters to
the kernel - do you have a similar setting for your NewerTech card?

The kernel panic could be the result of something else entirely - best to
start with a minimal kernel config and work up to something more complex.


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