On 3/2/07, DAve <dave.list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Well that answers my next question ;^) I wasn't sure if I needed to make any specific patches or alterations to compile for PPC. I was guessing that I wouldn't need to install the kernel, just copy of a directory I can access. I'm booting with a 2.4.x kernel, but I noticed that Adrian says 2.6 runs better so I was going to start with the sources from linux-stable at ppckernel.org.
older 2.4 kernels need benjamin herrenschmidt (hope I don't mispelled it :-P ) patches, 2.4.33+ (IIRC) and 2.6+ kernels already include those. that's why, at the time we start all of this, 2.6 kernels were simply better :-)
What about modules? Does everything need to be compiled in or will the kernel have access to the module directory when it's time to load them.
this is up to you, just remember to have essential modules (like fs support) built-in.
And that answers my second question! The Mac has two cards, an ATI Rage and a ATI Rage Pro.
there's a sample ati xorg.conf in this mailing list. you've three options: 1) search the mailing list (boring) 2) join #slackintosh on irc.freenode.org , link is in the channel topic (fast) 3) download http://workaround.ch/pub/rsync/mb/linux-live/GUS_wesnothlive_powerpc.iso there two xorg.conf (nvidia and ati based) in /etc/X11 (funny) ciao -- Marco Bonetti Slackintosh Linux Project Developer: http://www.slackintosh.org Linux-live for powerpc: http://www.slackintosh.org/pub/rsync/mb/linux-live Fink packages and more: http://sidbox.homelinux.org My GnuPG key id: 0x86A91047