Re: Question about compatibility...
I am running debian sid with stumpwm (used gnome before) on the 12 inch ibook g4 late 2004 which is a 1.2mhz. it runs fine as a nice portable laptop and they seem reasonably cheap these days.
it is the ibook version of your powerbook and it is very nice with a reasonable power utilization on battery and reasonable sleeping etc.
--- On Thu, 10/6/11, John Ames <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: John Ames <email@example.com>
> Subject: Question about compatibility...
> To: "debian-powerpc" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011, 2:21 PM
> I'm going to be purchasing an
> aluminum Powerbook G4 on which I want to
> run Debian. However, I'm trying to decide which model.
> Initially I was
> looking at the 12" 1.5GHz model (M9690LL/A,) which is
> roughly on par
> with the laptop I have now, specs-wise, and that fills my
> needs pretty
> adequately. However, I've also been giving some
> consideration to the
> 15" 1.67GHz model (M9969LL/A); it's a bit pricier, but it
> can take
> more RAM and has a Radeon chipset instead of a GeForce
> chipset, which
> means better driver support.
> All things considered, I think I'm leaning more towards the
> 12" model,
> though - I really don't like big laptops, and 12" is about
> as large as
> I really want to go. My question is, how's the
> compatibility? It looks
> from the nouveau page like support for the GeForce FX
> Go5200 is about
> on par with support for the GeForce 7800 in my Power Mac
> G5, and
> that's acceptable for anything that isn't 3D, which I think
> I can live
> with. I'm just wondering if anybody has a similar setup
> running and
> can tell me how well it works overall, and if there are any
> to be aware of.
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