Re: quik on Umax C500

Subject: Re: quik on Umax C500
From: Ben Jansen (
Date: Sat May 12 2001 - 01:09:01 MDT

> Because of all the troubles I've had with it. If it didn't try so hard
> to be 'smart' (i.e. didn't try to keep track of what's installed/what's
> not), it'd be great. The way it is, it's too easy to break, and once
> it's broken, nearly impossible to fix.
> Anyway, I'm compiling rpm-3.0.6 from the tar.gzipped sources as I
> write. (Removing 4 and re-installing it from the sources did not work.)
> How do you suggest I proceed once 3 is installed?

I used RPM 3 to install quik-2.0-j. I don't know why it didn't work

Anyway, as I was watching Linux boot I saw something about the MacOS
video being on '/valkyrie'. I used nvsetenv to make output-device =
/valkyrie and auto-boot? = false, and rebooted.

Sure enough, there it was, the glorious white heaven of OF on my
monitor. :-) (On a side note, is this setting, /valkyrie, particular to
my machine? According to the LinuxPPC install guide, Umax C500's can't
have monitor OF output.)

I'm mucking around in OF, which has actually gotten me farther than any
of the documentation on it, except for the few commands shown in LPPCs
install guide. Before, I always ran into

can't OPEN: <whatever boot-device was>

Now I can get past that, but I only have underscores marching down my
screen, one for each time OF tries the boot-command script. (I used the
one from LPPCs install guide to avoid default catch errors.)

The OF screen looks like this when it doesn't run into can't open errors:

Does this ring a bell for anyone?

Sorry for being irritating, but it seems like I'm so close..

Thanks a bunch,

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