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Re: Amiga Question

On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 09:14:54AM +0100, Gavin Hamill wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Apr 2001, James Novak wrote:
> > I have an Amiga 3000T with a 25Mhz 68030, CV64-3D, and 16M fast RAM.
> > I'm wondering how Debian would handle under that configuration?  I
> > trried it about a year or so ago, and the Xserver was so slow to be
> > completely useless under any depth.  I'm currently using NetBSD 1.5,
> > but it doesn't support diplays >8bpp on the CV64-3D.
> Hello James :)
> I run a 40MHz 68040, without X, and it's .... tortuous to say the least -
> although most of that comes from installing packages... can take up to 3
> minutes just to unpack and install a package.

well how often do you reinstall? My Q40 was also 68040 40 MHz and it took
about 1hour 15 to install a decent distribution - it was RedHat 5.2 but
I can't imagine Debian would be much slower.

> It's not apt's fault - it's a complex packaging system that needs to check
> dependencies, etc., but in short I would stick to dirt-cheap i386 for X
> facilities.. hell X is slow enough on Celerons around 500MHz, I shudder to
> think what a 25MHz '030 would throw at it...

X will be a bit slow, it was just about acceptable for simple things
on the 040. Don't try to launch Mozilla.


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