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Debian on OldWorld Powerpc machines

Some things I learned while running Debian on these machines.

Keyboard tricks

command == apple key

option == alt key

cmd-opt-p-r Zap PRAM. Hold down until second chime.

cmd-opt-o-f Boot into open firmware

cmd-opt-n-v Clear NV RAM. Similar to reset-all in Open Firmware.

cmd-period When OF system picker is active, open the CD tray

much more mac specific keyboard tricks - thank you!

Setting the right video mode

Different kernel command line parameters for the setting the right video modes for different models.

Open Firmware

An introduction to Open Firmware for people who just want to use it :)