Re: Poll: debian/powerpc woody users ...
On Jan 06 2006, Ernest Demaret wrote:
Op 6-jan-2006, om 3:46 heeft Rogério Brito het volgende geschreven:
Humm? That's quite strange, I'd say. Which expansion cards do you
actually have (if you do have one)?
None whatsoever. It's an original.
Ok. So, you only have a video card in one of the slots? Would you like
to experiment with the kernel that I've been using?
Yes, I'd like to. If you want I can give you an FTP-account for upload.
I read somewhere that there was a slight change in the 2.4 kernel in
opposite to the 2.2 kernel that caused this machine to crash. That's
all I know.
Really funny, because, AFAIK, the machines we have are quite
mine works well.
The only two problems that I have with this PowerMac that I
1 - its disk is quite slow (with a maximum rate of about 2MB/s);
Fast enough for his tasks. It's just generating html out of a GeneWeb
I didn't say that your box had problems. I just said that it was slow
for some of my tasks (like encoding MPEG 2 files for DVDs).
That's quite a heavier task.
2 - it doesn't have much memory and even Linux programs are getting
bigger all the time. :-(
It's dedicated to one task only so it doesn't need so much memory.
I'd like to run a higher kernel though. It's more secure...
Indeed. Vulnerabilities are being found all the time in the latest
kernels and using a really ancient one is a bad thing, especially
depending on the circumstances how the computer is installed.
This footnote also confirms that this E-mail message has been swept
for computer viruses.