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

I think a lot of the issues were actually 64 bit stuff thats recently been fixed
any chance you could try 25.1 ? or a cvs build just to see.
I believe the problems were down in the directfb layer so it would be
nice to know if its there or higher up in gdk/cairo. What we really
need is a commited developer with a PowerPC to trace this down thats
the main problem.


On 5/24/06, Eddy Petrişor <eddy.petrisor@gmail.com> wrote:
On 5/24/06, Attilio Fiandrotti <fiandro@tiscali.it> 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.

You are wrong, this what I have wasted the frist day on during the
Extremadura meeting. Unfortunately it was ... well ... wasted.

> 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.

I could try to make some time to create an image with the gtk
2.8+patches and see if it works if you can provide me the source
package for that.

Looking again at the report and seeing Sven's and your messages I see
I can't test that on my laptop.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein

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