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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 2:02 am    Post subject: Wow...PPC portage is in MUCH better shape. Grats devs. Reply with quote

Been a while since I seriously pounded on the dual-G4 PowerMac here (normally I gentoo on a plethora of x86 machines). I have to say that the current portage tree and ebuilds are in much much better shape than they were a couple of months ago.

My system run with ~ppc keyworded, so I get it all pretty much raw from the submitted ebuilds. Currently running on 2.6.1 kernel with just about everything i normally use installed (X, Gnome, KDE, XFCE, gimp, pan, various games and emulators, etc etc). All working pretty much flawlessly now, even with a dual proc.

At this point my dual-G4 is about a drop in substitute for any of my x86 machines, with the sole exception of #%%#@#$ flash under Mozilla. Since Macromedia refuses to build a flash exe for PPC (other than OS/X of course). Ah well, I'll take what I can get!

Anyway, thanks to Benh, and the various ebuild maintainers, and the gcc team for getting things stabilized there, and all the little people, because they are small and don't get noticed =)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just a question since i am thinking about installing gentoo on my g5, too:
how are the fans behaving nowadays? still the airplane ready for takeoff :roll: ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for flash use qemu ......
search in the ppc forum .....
I also use my imac as normal desktop (office),much better than mac os X or WIIINDOOWS.
I love ppc-linux :D :D :D :D
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are ebuilds for qemu-0.5.1 in my webspace dev.gentoo.org/~lu_zero , sadly I didn't have the time to build a custom x86 runtime
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea, id really like to see qemu with flash...couldnt get it to work...which thread are you talkinga bout?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shr1nk wrote:
yea, id really like to see qemu with flash...couldnt get it to work...which thread are you talkinga bout?

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=117774
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yea, that one...let me check it out again :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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how are the fans behaving nowadays? still the airplane ready for takeoff ?


I don't know how it is on G5, but my "Windtunnel" G4 is still pretty much a windtunnel. I yanked the big fan from it a while back and replaced with one of my own, and that helped. But you can't emerge that solution =)

Working on a qemu setup now guys, thanks for the pointers. I didn't realize it was that far along. If I can get it to do Flash in a browser window, I might even think about buying a Mac for my next home server =)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

azmd wrote:
just a question since i am thinking about installing gentoo on my g5, too:
how are the fans behaving nowadays? still the airplane ready for takeoff :roll: ?


If I understand correctly its fixed in BenH´s bitkeeper tree at bk://ppc.bkbits.net/linuxppc-2.5-benh
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