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From: alex stone <compose59@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] gentoo ppc install and sound
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:38:15
1 Hello, i'm Alex.
3 I decided to take the plunge and install Gentoo PPC on my old G4,
4 replacing a thoroughly bloated ubuntu.
5 I chose a manual install, and kernel build, and everything seemed to
6 go ok, until it came to sound.
8 As those who are much smarter than i am in linux PPC matters will
9 know, the challenge comes when trying to build sound, in this case the
10 powermac driver. As there is no identifiable pci bus, the kernel build
11 seems to ignore any alternative, and just keep looking for pci
12 devices.
14 I've added aliases, tried built in and module, and tweaked until i'm
15 blue in the face, but no luck.
17 I'm open to any help, advice, suggestions, or even a dose of good
18 humour at this point.
20 The intention is to build Gentoo with fluxbox, and use the laptop as
21 an admin computer, so i can keep my AMD64 studio box (I'm a composer)
22 in it's current pristine Gentoo 64bit state. (and no problems with
23 this one. I'm overjoyed with the result. The best computer OS for
24 writing and recording music i've ever owned or used.)
26 Any help would be much appreciated, as i've tasted the Gentoo cognac,
27 and don't really want to devolve into domestic distro land any more.
29 Alex.
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