[Rule] (was RE: Introduction)

Chris Schumann chris at idlelion.net
Sat Feb 17 01:49:44 EET 2007

<whew. Even Outlook had a REALLY hard time forcing this to plain text.>

OK. I downloaded Slinky 0.5.05a, made a floppy and booted it. I tried "linux
floppy=thinkpad" because this was one of the infamous laptops that required
it. Wow floppy drives are slow...

Loading vmlinuz.............
Loading rootfs.gz................

Welcome to "Slinky"!

When I press enter, I get this:
atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (raw set 2, code 0x11c on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes 1c <keycode>' to make it known.

Every key except N gives the same message. Actually, N might too, but then
it gives me the keyboard selection screen, which I cannot get past.

Alt+F1 etc also give that message, so I cannot switch consoles.

Any hints as to how to proceed?

Let me try just "linux"... Nope. Same thing.

How about slinky-detect-0.0.5? Here are the contents of the report:

# This report has been generated by detect 0.9.72

FLOPPY:Floppy Drive Controller:Unknown:Unknown:/dev/fd0

That doesn't SEEM helpful, but I'm still new here. I think one serial port
is "real", that is, attached to the serial port on the back of the machine.
One is used in an internal bay for an old CDPD modem. I think the third is
used by the pen interface.

There is no PCI, no USB, no IrDA. Here's the ThinkWiki page on my 750P:



PS: BTW, I am a long time Red Hat Linux and Fedora user.

> -----Original Message-----
> Richard Kweskin
> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 7:36 AM

> Go to our site http://www.rule-project.org/ read about Slinky
> - a niggle for you to help us out with is to take the version
> of Slinky 0.5.05a, the last written for Fedora 5, change the
> package list for the Fedora 6, try it out using the kernel
> from Slinky and the new kernel which you have compiled,
> report back to the list, and then you no longer need to say
> "I am a software developer, but have not done any work on a
> FOSS project"  :))

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