Re: Debian with Mac.
On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 01:04:41PM +0200, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > I never tried to play DVD under Linux, but they play well under
> > OS-9 and OS-X on my Pismo (G3/400/512Mb) with 8Mb of video RAM
> > (typically through S-Video output to my TV).
> > Never used the modem either, I shall try soon.
> OS 9 and X have access to the ATI chip hardware decoding facilities
> (IDCT and MC), we don't.
I believed that these facilities (hardware DVD decoding assistance) were
present on earlier models (Wallstreet and Lombard?) but had been removed
on Pismo (2000 model with Firewire).
> On the Pismo, the modem is on the serial port, that works. On recent
> machines, it's an USB softmodem. We have a driver for it, but it's
> not without problems.
For now the biggest problem I have is with my Internet provider, it
seems that they use a Windows only protocol for authentication :-(
(I'm still trying to connect under Linux with a plain PC through an
external modem on the serial port, and I live in a >99% Windows area).