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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 4:44 am    Post subject: xorg++ Reply with quote

Just letting everyone know that I have xorg-x11 up and running on ppc.
Beware of gcc-3.3.3 though.

For anyone else in the new aluminium powerbook boat (and possible other new macs):

I was previously having to use the experimental series of xfree drivers, the xfree-4.3.99.902-r2 and I'm now on xorg-x11-6.7.0 and I can say that is seems far more responsiveness.

They are ~ppc at present and the conversion is really quite easy if you follow the instructions at the end of the emerge to change the font directories.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've compiled xorg with gcc3.3.3-20040408, and all works fine.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I got an iBook last week and I decided to go for xorg-x11 during the initial gentoo install instead of making the switch later. It worked, so I posted to bugzilla and they added ~ppc. Puggy posted there too, I see :)

Anyway, at that time I hadn't gotten around to configuring and running it but it's all golden now.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it really worth the complete switch?

and why would i....?


im not trying to shoot you down, i just would like to know why to switch.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If xfree works for you and you are happy, there is no reason to change at the moment. However, because of the license change, you will see no updates in portage from now on.

In my case, the iBook was a new installation. Starting at a dead end didn't seem to make much sense. My desktop, a dual Athlon machine with a Radeon 8500, runs fine on xfree-4.3. No need to rush things on that one. I'll change over when the time seems right.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ronmon wrote:
If xfree works for you and you are happy, there is no reason to change at the moment. However, because of the license change, you will see no updates in portage from now on.

In my case, the iBook was a new installation. Starting at a dead end didn't seem to make much sense. My desktop, a dual Athlon machine with a Radeon 8500, runs fine on xfree-4.3. No need to rush things on that one. I'll change over when the time seems right.


...and also, I noticed a big speed increase on moving across, but as I mentioned before, this might have been the experimental xfree drivers being slow.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xorg-x11 built fine here as well. I'm using the older GCC 3.2.3 20030422 for now.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xorg running fast and lean here also...

just setting up dome fonts needs to be done :p

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ronmon wrote:
If xfree works for you and you are happy, there is no reason to change at the moment. However, because of the license change, you will see no updates in portage from now on.

In my case, the iBook was a new installation. Starting at a dead end didn't seem to make much sense. My desktop, a dual Athlon machine with a Radeon 8500, runs fine on xfree-4.3. No need to rush things on that one. I'll change over when the time seems right.


I would also like to setup xorg-x11 on my iBook (800mhz, radeon 9200 mobilit). How did you generate the configuration file for xorg-x11 (I usually use xeasyconf but this dosnt appear to work).
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Negeus wrote:

I would also like to setup xorg-x11 on my iBook (800mhz, radeon 9200 mobilit). How did you generate the configuration file for xorg-x11 (I usually use xeasyconf but this dosnt appear to work).


You should be able to simply use your old XF86config file. Just rename it to xorg.conf.

You could also try Xautoconfig, don't know if it works though.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found somebody's XF86Config posted on the 'net. It took some tweaking, especially the keyboard section, but it all works now. You can use your old XF86Config if you have one. Don't forget to change the font directories.

If you want mine, you can get it here.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ronmon wrote:
I found somebody's XF86Config posted on the 'net. It took some tweaking, especially the keyboard section, but it all works now. You can use your old XF86Config if you have one. Don't forget to change the font directories.

If you want mine, you can get it here.


This works great thank you! :P
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also fine on my Powerbook G4 Alu - and it feels faster than Xfree (but still waiting for DRI...)
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