NetBSD Problem Report #34498
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Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 22:30:49 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Netbsd 3.1RC2/macppc is powered off during boot of the installation kernel on powerbook5,8
>Synopsis: Netbsd 3.1RC2/macppc is powered off during boot of the installation kernel on powerbook5,8
>Arrival-Date: Fri Sep 08 22:35:00 +0000 2006
>Last-Modified: Thu Apr 21 00:30:02 +0000 2011
>Originator: Hilmar Böhm
-'uname -a is not possible-
Apple PowerBokk5,8: - post-October-2005 System, bought Nov. 2005, 15", 1,67GHz PowerPC processor, 2GB Memory, CD/DVD Superdrive, 120GB internal HD.
Used: NetBSD 3.1RC2 release candidate iso image (ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-3-1-RC2/200609031430Z/iso/ )
Apple Open Firmware :
Apple PowerBoot 5,8 4.9.6f0 BootROM built on 10/05/05 at 16:45:50
Copyright 1994-2005 Apple Computer, Inc.
Welcome to Open Firmwarem the system time and date is: 09/08/2006 22:23:47
Symptom: During boot of the installation kernel the system is (completely) powered off.
What I tried:
1. Boot from CD-ROM (see above)by means of (from OFW3 cmmand line):
> boot cd:, ofwboot.xcf --> The system is switched off after a few lines of kernel output. Lines go by very fast, so no detail can be seen.
2. - Copied from Inst-CD: "ofwboot.xcf", "netbsd-GENERIC-MD.gz", "netbsd-GENERIC_MD.symbols.gz" over to root dir. of MAC OS X Boot partition (first HPFS partition on disk) and
- renamed netbsd-GENERIC_MD.gz to netbsd-gz and
- issued the OFW3 command: > boot hd:,ofwboot.xcf netbsd.gz
3. The screen resolution changes from standard PB-resolution to a lower resolution (bigger characters) with white screen background and kernel output starts. The Output on screen is to fast to recognize output in detail. I tried to take a picture from the screen with my mobile phone camera.
The last lines are:
uhub1 at usb1
uhub1: NEC OHCI ...
ehci0: 2 ports ...
ehci0 at pci1 dev...
ehci0: BIOS has...
ehci0: EHCI version...
uhub at ehci0...
(the system is switched off here (power off))
I can reproduce this behaviour with NetBSD 2.1, 3.0 and 3.0.1 also, ecactly same behaviour.
The only reference to this problem I saw on the port-macppc Mailing List was: 29.01.2001 - Richard M Kreuter - "Re: Powerbook 15 XFree". No solution!
See Description above and use the above mentioned Hardware!
From: Allen Briggs <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
Subject: Re: port-macppc/34498: Netbsd 3.1RC2/macppc is powered off during boot of the installation kernel on powerbook5,8
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 21:50:16 -0400
On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 10:35:00PM +0000, Hilmar.Boehm@hiro-consult.de wrote:
> Symptom: During boot of the installation kernel the system is (completely) powered off.
I have seen this, too. I tracked it down to ADB through the VIA
emulation. When we try to reset the ADB, it powers down immediately.
OpenBSD does the same (at least they did with the latest kernel I
could try from their binary download -- 3.9?). Linux handles it
I started to look through the power management code, but began to
think that we'd be better off with a rather sizeable overhaul and
punted for the time being.
There's something else funky with the keyboard. It appears to be
a USB keyboard that also appears through ADB emulation of some sort.
OS X sees three USB busses:
1: Bluetooth HCI
2: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad:
Bus Power (mA): 500
Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: Apple Computer
Product ID: 0x0214
Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Computer, Inc.)
3: USB High-Speed Bus
But NetBSD probes several devices here and I get no keyboard input.
Perhaps because the wskbd0 attaches to the wrong keyboard instance.
Allen Briggs | http://www.ninthwonder.com/~briggs/ | firstname.lastname@example.org
State-Changed-When: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 04:00:49 +0000
please post ofctl -p output
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Hilmar_B=F6hm?= <Hilmar.Boehm@hiro-consult.de>
Subject: Re: port-mcppc/34498
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 12:48:39 +0100
I've sold this notebook and therefore I cannot test this anymore nor cannot
provide any further information.
This report can be closed from my side.
Best regards. / Hilmar.
State-Changed-When: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:11:28 +0000
submitter cannot test; hopefully someone else with the same hw will happen by
State-Changed-When: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:13:16 +0000
meant to be a comment on 34498; submitter typoed and confused gnats. I have
copied the comment over.
State-Changed-When: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:13:51 +0000
crap, wrong pr.
State-Changed-When: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 16:31:57 +0000
Submitter cannot reproduce,
OS version is no longer supported.
If this still is a problem with a recent NetBSD version, please re-submit.
State-Changed-When: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 18:09:12 +0000
this one should really be tested if possible.
in any event, "dead" is the wrong state...
From: David Holland <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: port-macppc/34498: Netbsd 3.1RC2/macppc is powered off during
boot of the installation kernel on powerbook5,8
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 00:27:02 +0000
yea verily, gnats sucketh mightily
From: Michael <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: port-mcppc/34498 (pending)
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:40:01 +0000 (UTC)
This was very likely fixed years ago when I replaced the ADB
subsystem. The old code would attempt to reset the ADB bus which some
PMUs don't like and power down ( Core99 Powerbook PMUs have this nasty
habit instead of just returning errors ). Also, this PowerBook may not
even have ADB support at all, IIRC the last generation had USB
keyboards and trackpads.
$NetBSD: query-full-pr,v 1.36 2007/11/24 03:27:39 kano Exp $
$NetBSD: gnats_config.sh,v 1.8 2006/05/07 09:23:38 tsutsui Exp $
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