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BennyP
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 5:56 pm    Post subject: Dual Boot: Is Gentoo best for iBook G4? Reply with quote

the new model G4s are pretty tough to get working with linux, so I gotta ask, in a dual-boot situation, Is it even worthwhile to use gentoo?? would yellowdog or something else work better?
Note: the reason i want to dual boot is to run Linux Sound apps like JACK, Hydrogen, Freebirth, ZynAddSubFX, etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIK, the problems with the G4 iBooks are all things which are currently not yet supported by the linux kernel. So, i think you'll run into the same issues on another linux distribution...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm . . . I don't know if "pretty tough to get working" is a fair characterisation. Stuff either works or it doesn't. Sleep, Modem and Airport Extreme don't work, and like BennyP said, that's the same across all distros. Pretty much everything else does (also probably the same across all distros).
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