Re: debian on ibook g4??
On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, fabrizio messina wrote:
> some people just installed debian gnu linux on ibook g4?
Yes :-) My Xserver even works now thanks to Colin Leroy giving me
his XF86Config with that all-important modeline in it.
Only problems that I still have involve gnome and friends, and not
being able to get from X to a VT. But that is no doubt an artefact
of his having a French keyboard and my having a UK one. I'll try to
write an exact summary of everything I did soon (but am ill at the
moment so my brain is rather on vacation).
> the question is: do you think this machine will work faster with
> linux? :-)
Faster, hrmmm, difficult question. Depends what you mean by "faster"
I rather suspect. I'm using Debian a) because I'm a die-hard Debianite
and b) because, much as people tried to persuade me otherwise, OS X
irritated the hell out of me within hours. I've tried to use it actually
to do stuff over the past few days (frex LaTeX stuff) and it _really_
irritated me. Running twm with a few vagaries on Debian is an order of
magnitude improvement IM(A)O.
Things like gnome/kde don't exactly run with great speed; but neither
does OS X when one has to grobble around through system prefs trying
to switch from static IP (work) to DHCP (home).
As I said, it depends what you're wanting to do with your machine!