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Re: Time to switch?

On Monday 18 October 2004 15:25, Thomas Carlson wrote:

Hi Tom.

> I have been using Yellow Dog Linux 3.0 on my old Powermac 9500 for
> quite a while.  Except for problems with serial-port printing, I have
> been happy with it.  Now, with the new 4.0 release, YDL has ceased to
> "officially" support pre-G3 machines.  This says to me, "You're on your
> own, Jack."   Is Debian now a better choice for those of us who are
> still using BootX to dual-boot Linux on old world machines?

On my Powermac 9500, I use Debian Sarge. Did not try dual boot, I don't like 
that old MacOS. 

> I am using the kernel argument:  video=atyfb:vmode:13,cmode:32
> successfully with YDL and have X up and running just fine.  Will that
> work for Debian, as well?

Did not try that. I played around with X but did not find a valid 
configuration. On my G3 blue and white it was quite easy, I have MacOS X and 
Debian (both in graphics mode) up and running.

My PPC 9500 has become a fine home intranet database and web server.

> Any advice is welcome.
> Tom


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