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From: "Darren Kirby" <bulliver@...>
Subject: RE: Installing Gentoo on a Powermac G5
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 16:11:14 -0700
Note: Sorry if this shows up twice, but both my responses (to David
and Joseph) seem to have been lost in a black hole...

quoth the David Gurvich:
> The video should not be a big problem.  If you are going to use xorg-7.1,
> make sure to apply the patch to the ati driver.  I could not get xorg.conf
> set up correctly, until Xorgautoconfig gave me a starting point.

I imagine I will use 7.0. Is putting:

VIDEO_CARDS="radeon"

in make.conf enough to get the drivers I need? Sorry for the stupid questions,
but all my x86 boxes have nVidia cards, and I have never used an ATI card
with Linux...

> I haven't used ppc64, but many of the developers are doing so.  In fact,
> I've had to add ppc to ebuilds that had ppc64 in the KEYWORDS, but not ppc.
>  I don't know about mixing ppc32 and ppc64 apps, but perhaps a chroot
> environment such as that used in amd64 might be possible.

After going through the package database pretty much all the software I
absolutely require is stable for PPC64, so I guess I'm all good.

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