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From: Bob Torres <bob@××××××××.net>
To: gentooppc-user@g.o
Subject: [gentooppc-user] 2 questions..powerbook networking and G4
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 13:39:21
Hi All,

Two questions:

I'm currently using Gentoo for x86 (I love it) but when I tried to
install it on my Powerbook Lombard, I couldn't get the networking to
come up, even after modprobing.  I assure you, I'm no Linux newbie.
This was about two weeks ago or so, maybe a little less.  I needed the
powerbook to work with Linux, so I just installed Debian, which is cool,
but I'm psyched to get Gentoo up and running on this.  So, anyone know a
workaround, or if there have been distro changes to reflect this

Is there a current PPC kernel that works on the new G4s?  I'm getting
one at work, and while MacOS is fine and all that, I'm more of a linux
head.  I realize that the thing will more than likely boot, but will X
work?  If any of you have experience with any flavor of Linux on this
box, I'd be curious to hear.

Thanks in advance, and to the ppc-devs out there, keep it up!  It is
good to have choice on the L/PPC platform.