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Re: [directfb-dev] [g-i] Graphical installer and PPC systems

On Wed, May 24, 2006 at 08:38:23AM +0200, Denis Oliver Kropp wrote:
> Attilio Fiandrotti wrote:
> >Hi
> >
> >Reading reports about the PPC version of the g-i, it came to my mind an 
> >old, yet unsolved, bug [1] that caused crashes on PPC boxes with some 
> >particular grapic cards installed.
> >No one ever investigated deeply enough to state if that was related to 
> >DFB 0.9.22 or to the DFB backend contained in GTKDFB 2.0.9 as, AFAIK, no 
> >one ever tried to run a recent DFB backend togheter with DFB >=0.9.24 on 
> >a PPC box.
> >As some PPC users may experience annoying crashes, i suggest to disable 
> >DFB's hardware acceleration by default, at least until we switch to a 
> >newer stack of GTKDFB+Cairo+DFB libraries.
> IIRC it was the Matrox driver or the ATI Rage128, which has been
> reworked since 0.9.24.

Great, so it may work fine now ? 

One of the repots of trouble was indeed with an ATI Rage 128. The problems we
had in extremadura where with the latest radeon mobility though, so maybe of
another kind.


Sven Luther

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