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Old 08-02-2004, 02:48 PM   #1
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PPC Linux


Some of the distros available for the PPC(mostly macs) are Debian, Gentoo, Slackintosh, YellowDogLinux, Mandrake9.1 to name a few.

I have an iBook,
800Mhz, 256Mb RAM 30Gb Hd & a Radeon mobility 9200 32Mb
What I would like to know is which distro can get X to work at all?
Or can I get X to work myself by dsownloading the latest version of X.org & compiling myself?
 
Old 08-02-2004, 03:46 PM   #2
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Gentoo
 
Old 08-02-2004, 04:06 PM   #3
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k ill give gentoo a try, but my last experience wasnt the best.
On the plus side though everything will be installed from source.
its gona take me over a week to get around to it though.
Thanks
 
Old 08-02-2004, 07:08 PM   #4
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Ibooks can be a pain due to the bus architecture, but thought it may be sorted on the newer ones (mostly probs with booting)

If you need more i will scan my severely groaning bookcase for info.

I am currently running my own lfs on a Quicksilver G4, that was built by first installing an old copy of PPCLinux.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 07:47 PM   #5
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I just said Gentoo, because a friend of mine uses it with his iBook G4 and it works fine.

(and I thought YDL supported your iBook?)
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:59 AM   #6
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it does but YDL3.1 doesnt have the X drivers for the ati radeon mobility 9000 graphics card.so no GUI at all,
Apparently though YDL4 will.
thats supposed to be comeing out this week i think.
ill be downloading a copy ASAP and if it works, well it works.
supposed to be based on fedora core2 i think.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 01:01 PM   #7
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That's not what I read. ..

You can use a fbdev for your video. . . with YDL that is.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 07:19 AM   #8
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you wouldnt know where there is a howto for that by any chance?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 06:54 PM   #9
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Once installed. . .
As root:
Xautoconfig --fbdev

Taken from here. . . the YDL hardware support page for YOUR iBook. Funny how I found it there eh?

http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/suppor...hp?hw_cat_id=3
 
  


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