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gringo
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:52 am    Post subject: powerbook 15" combodrive - some questions Reply with quote

Hi guys,

im a very happy owner of a new powerbook and will try gentoo this weekend here. Have browsed the forums and still have some tiny questions:

- graphics card -> i know ati does not support ppc yet so we have to use the drm stuff. BUT xfree-drm is not supposed to work with 2.6.x kernels, isnt it ??

- cflags + gcc -> gcc-3.4.x would be to broken, i guess. I read here and there that many people is still with gcc-3.2.x & ppc. What flags do you suggest for my g4 1,33 ? Something like -mcpu=7450 -O2 -pipe -fsigned-char -maltivec -mabi=altivec -mpowerpc-gfxopt, like wiki says?

- are patches like -ck form Con or other performance patches well known to work in ppc ? Bens stuff has been merged in linus-tree, am i right ?

Sorry for the "noobish" questions, im new to macs!
TIA
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:43 pm    Post subject: Hope this isn t an too "noobish" reply Reply with quote

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- graphics card -> i know ati does not support ppc yet so we have to use the drm stuff. BUT xfree-drm is not supposed to work with 2.6.x kernels, isnt it ??


My iBook G4 works with XOrg-X11 with no problems.
Look at this tread
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=190308

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- cflags + gcc -> gcc-3.4.x would be to broken, i guess. I read here and there that many people is still with gcc-3.2.x & ppc. What flags do you suggest for my g4 1,33 ? Something like -mcpu=7450 -O2 -pipe -fsigned-char -maltivec -mabi=altivec -mpowerpc-gfxopt, like wiki says?


You can use gcc 3.3.3 and your cflags seem to work

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- are patches like -ck form Con or other performance patches well known to work in ppc ? Bens stuff has been merged in linus-tree, am i right ?


I dont know about performance patches ...
And I don´t know if behns stuff is merged in the linux tree...

I hope this "noobish" reply helps.[/code]
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, thanks for your lines !

i was referring to userspace xfree-drm, not the drivers included in the kernel. As said the xfree-drm userspace tools cannot be used with 2.6.x and as you said drm modules in the kernel have to be used.

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