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|--> Debian-Linux on Apple PowerBook G3 (Lombard)
...so called "NewWorld" class PowerMac
Installed Debian-Woody in June 2002 without CD or floppy - just over internet with the excellent description by Branden Robinson.
Another introduction in French about the special partitioning of the hard-disk, you can find at linux-france.org.
I'm using yaboot as bootloader - but there is no MacOS anymore on my powerbook.
One tricky thing with this powerbook is the keyboard: Howto get a working AltGr-key?
Here is my solution:
keys on the console
- configure your keyboard with dpkg-reconfigure console-data (on Debian). It will offer you some keymaps and copies the choosen keymap to /etc/console/boottime.kmap.gz.
- I've choosen the keymap /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwertz/mac-usb-de-latin1-nodeadkeys.kmap.gz (yes, it is in the dir /i386/).
- Now edit this keymap and append the line
keycode 96 = AltGr
This will make the Enter-key right from the space-key to your AltGr-key. If you want another key: check out with showkey -m the keycode of this key.
- for me, everything works now on the console like @, | and ~
- keys in X
- my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4:
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "de"
Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
- now I edited /etc/X11/xkb/keycodes/xfree86 and changed the following:
<RALT> = 108;
// <KPEN> = 108;
alias <ALGR> = <RALT>; // already inside the file
Now, you haven't got an Enter-key but you gained a AltGr-key. :-)