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Pinned topic drivers etc necessary for SLES11 SP1 on Power7?

‏2011-06-28T10:20:58Z |
Hello,

we got a new Power720 and got installed SLES11SP1 in a second partition. Because of the virtual installation there is no physical keyboard, display adapter etc. The installation was made from the original installation media from Novel, the "Service and productivity tools" I found on the IBM Website are installed.

So far the system runs, I can access it by console without problems.

My two problems:
1. accessing the GUI by http://x.x.x.x:5801/ works in principle but I have a strange keyboard layout which is not corresponding to the choosen one in SaX2.

For example the keys I get on the upper numeric row:
1:! 2:Ä 3:§ 4:$ 5:% 6:/ 7:- 8:) 9:= 0:´ ß:_ ´:^

2. using the online update there are updates offered (mainly for the graphics environment) crashing the Gnome desktop. The shown display adapter is "unclassified graphics". Any changes didn't help up to now.

Are there some standard settings / drivers I should use or is there another installation routine available?

Many thanks for your help in advance and best regards
Klaus Gauler
Updated on 2011-07-28T13:37:06Z at 2011-07-28T13:37:06Z by kgauler
  • willschm
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    Re: drivers etc necessary for SLES11 SP1 on Power7?

    ‏2011-06-28T15:34:45Z  in response to kgauler
    > 1. accessing the GUI by http://x.x.x.x:5801/ works in principle but I have a strange keyboard layout which is not corresponding to the choosen one in SaX2.
    >
    > For example the keys I get on the upper numeric row:
    > 1:! 2:Ä 3:§ 4:$ 5:% 6:/ 7:- 8:) 9:= 0:´ ß:_ ´:^

    This sounds similar to some keyboard mapping compatibility issues between a vnc client and server. (web searches for "keyboard mapping" and "vnc" provides some hits). Am not sure how the vnc->http mapping may be affecting this, or if that is an entirely transparent layer. Do you also see this issue with a vnc client pointed at 5901?
    Solutions seem to involve xmodmap, or gconftool.
    > 2. using the online update there are updates offered (mainly for the graphics environment) crashing the Gnome desktop. The shown display adapter is
    > "unclassified graphics". Any changes didn't help up to now.

    In the virtual installation, as you have mentioned, you don't have a physical graphics adapter. "Unclassified Graphics" is consistent with what I see on a LPAR local to me, and should be fine.

    The Gnome desktop crashing is probably not related to the display adapter setting. However, it may be affecting the keyboard mapping problem, as there are connections between the gnome-related utilities like gconftool and keyboard mapping.
  • kgauler
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    Re: drivers etc necessary for SLES11 SP1 on Power7?

    ‏2011-07-28T13:37:06Z  in response to kgauler
    Hello,

    thanks for your hints.

    I found now a webpage which solved my problem:

    http://www.maflonic.de/wiki/index.php/VNC_Keyboard_Mapping

    it's mainly depending what keyboard layout your host computer with the vnc client is using; using EN instead of DE only for the vnc client it works now well.

    regards
    Klaus Gauler