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Re: report on iMacDV/iBook SE (was Re: Installing Debian on an Imac DV)


I'm really annoying, sorry...

Quoting Michel Dänzer <daenzer@relog.ch>:

> > What do the Debian XFree packages include ?
> XFree86 CVS from sometime after 4.0.1c + PPC patches from Ani Joshi's
> rsync
> tree.

Good enough for DRI ?

> > If I understand well, I could get:
> >     X Strike-force deb packages
> >   + kernel patches from DRI/PPC
> The kernel stuff (DRM) is only needed for 3D, and it's in Ben's kernels
> now.

Very good =)
For those like me who don't have access to CVS, rsync and other stuff like that, 
you can get your kernels on http://kernel.xorsis.com/
They have just about everything: compiled, sources, patches for every PPC tree.

> >   + CVS ati128 driver from DRI/PPC
> > and it should (would...) work, or not ?
> Yes, it should. Be sure to use Option "DisableFP". If you forget that,
> you get
> either garbage or a black screen, but you can abort the server with
> ctrl-alt-backspace.

Hmmm, does this also apply to Pismos ? They also use R128 (Mobility ?) AFAIK.

> No SSH? SourceForge uses an SSH tunnel for CVS. Anyway, I'll probably
> put up
> new test binaries in the not too distant future and will announce them
> here.

No SSH... I'm quite lucky we have a Debian mirror on the company intranet.

> > PS: When done, I ask John Carmack for Quake3 on PPC/Linux ;P
> :) Might be better to ask Loki directly though ;)

Hmmm, that and Unreal Tournament.
/me drooling


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