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From: Matthew Polashek <matt@...>
Subject: Re: Audio installation
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 12:02:19
Hi!

I've got the Powerbook 17" G4 1.5 Ghz model.  I think apple only one with that
monitor size and processor speed.  I got the Video upgrade to 128 and upgraded
the hard drive to 5400 rpm.

Crappy.  Is there a way to run audio apps safely on a PPC processor using Linux?
 There must be a way to do this, right?  I'm hoping to avoid going old school
like I did 4 years ago when I compiled the patches into my redhat 8 kernel on
i386.  I think it's easier with Gentoo to do that kind of work, but I need to
find a good resource for this.  Suggestions?

Anyway, what would you suggest I do to get stable audio on a PPC?

Thanks!
Matt

Matthew Polashek
matt@...
www.tinysongs.com

On Tue, 4 Apr 2006 20:55 , Michael Hanselmann <hansmi@g.o> sent:

>Hello Matthew
>
>On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 07:32:17AM +0000, Matthew Polashek wrote:
>> I'm interested in making my Powerbook G4 1.5 17" a dual boot Gentoo
>
>Which model exactly?
>
>> Also, I'd like to use a kernel with the Ingo Molnar realtime
>> preemption patch.
>
>I don't know that specific patch, but preemption on PowerPC isn't what
>you actually want. It causes programs to crash because of a corrupted
>cache. It used to work when one enabled SMP, but I'm not sure wether
>this is still the case.
>
>Greets,
>Michael
>
>-- 
>Gentoo Linux developer, http://hansmi.ch/, http://forkbomb.ch/
>In most countries selling harmful things like drugs is punishable.
>Then howcome people can sell Microsoft software and go unpunished?
>(By hasku@..., Hasse Skrifvars)




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