[Sugar-devel] Getting Sugar to run on certain mac chipsets
cbigenho at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 18 10:14:36 EDT 2009
You have just opened an interesting can of worms! When I try to use SoaS with boot helper on my MacBook I also get Mac and Windows as my boot options. However the Windows image is actually WindowsI since I have it installed via Bootcamp. I need it for some internet sites that don't work with Macs (updating my gps and/or initializing an iPod for example) so I don't want to take it off.
So, the question is, will it work with a MacBook that already has a dual boot? I'm sure there is a way to do it in addition to the Virtual Box. Interesting challenge! Pass it around...go for it!
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:23:38 -0400
Subject: Getting Sugar to run on certain mac chipsets
From: caroline at solutiongrove.com
To: sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org; sdaly.be at gmail.com; cbigenho at hotmail.com; pauline at solutiongrove.com; deds at solutiongrove.com
We've been having an issue on some newer macs with the screen going blank. Deds and Pauline have been working on the issue and here is what they have discovered that works.
Note that this is using standard keyboard and not the apple one. If
using apple keyboard you might need to change the keys you press. The
following is what I did:
I plugged the latest SoaS (Soas2-200905241902.iso) and boot helper (soas-boot-20090615.iso) in the mac mini and then booted up.At
the sound of the chime, I immediately pressed the ALT key until the
boot options appear. (options that appeared on the mac mini are
Macintosh HD and Windows, with Windows pertaining to the SoaS)Select Window. As
soon as you see the blue screen which says automatically logging in n
seconds... Press the TAB key. This should display the boot menuAt the boot menu press the TAB key to display the kernel boot parameters. At the end of the displayed parameters, type "nomodeset" and press ENTER. This should start up sugar
So what does nomodeset actually do?
It disables this https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/KernelModesetting
Introduced in FC10 but has been having problems with some graphic
chipsets (including Intel GMA 950 which is in the Mac Mini). AFAICT it
can be safely disabled with no adverse effects on stability.
Is there a way we can modify SoaS so that mac users don't have to do this but it still works for everyone?
Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
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