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Re: ibook vs. pbook (or ati vs. nvidia)

On Mon, 2004-10-04 at 22:59, Emanuele Olivetti wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to the powerpc port of debian and want to buy ibookG4 12" or
> pbookG4 12" to use it. The main issue is about graphic card : ATI
> Mobility Radeon 9200 on ibook and NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 on pbook.
> None of them are well supported by Xfree/Xorg drivers (no resume on
> suspend etc.); so I'm wondering which graphic card will be better
> supported in future (I've no feel on how much efforts are spent on ppc
> ATI or NVIDIA free drivers) in order to choose between ibook and pbook
> 12". Can someone give me some hints on that?
> Are there other hw related issues in order to prefer ibook or pbook 12" ?

We might soon get sleep working on ATI based ones but I doubt we'll get
that with nVidia ones. Note that both 12" modules use an nVidia chip
afaik. There is definitely better support from ATI.


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