Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-user

From: Darren Kirby <bulliver@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-ppc-user] RE: Installing Gentoo on a Powermac G5
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 23:12:17
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. -d -- -- gentoo-ppc-user@g.o mailing list