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Re: deb-sparc X and other questions

On Fri, Mar 02, 2001 at 09:51:59AM -0500, mstockda@dti.net wrote:
> Hey everyone-
> Let me preface this say saying that if the answers to the questions I am about to ask are in a FAQ somewhere, please just point me to it.. a quick search of the web and persual of the list archives still leaves me with questions, however, so...
> 1) What's the general state of the debian-sparc port (from a day to day usage viewpoint, rather than a feature-list viewpoint). I'm trying to decide what OS to run on my SS20, between debian, OpenBSD, and Solaris.. Basically, I want to run a bunch of xterms and a browser (konquerer, mozilla, whichever).. The key being, I want to do it in 24bit color. which brings me to my next questions.

It's as usable as any other port of Debian GNU/Linux. I use my
ultrasparc Debian system as my main desktop, web browsing, email,
coding, etc..

> 2) What's the state of debian-sparc and cg14 support in Xfree 4.0.2? I installed debian and upgraded to woody, but the actual Xfree 4 xserver is nowhere to be found (even a quick manual check of the mirrors show it to be missing). Am I going to have to build it from source? (I have the source package from brandens site. it takes a _long_ time for the build to fail on my SM50 cpu :)

cg14 works with the potato xserver-xsun/xserver-xun24 packages. If you
want the latest and greatest, upgrade to sid and install the
xserver-xfree86 package, and configure that.

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