Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
G5 desktop gentoo machine
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on PPC
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
RAD709
n00b
n00b


Joined: 20 Jun 2004
Posts: 35
Location: Lexington, Ky

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:08 am    Post subject: G5 desktop gentoo machine Reply with quote

Though there are posts in this forum already about ppc64 problems, I was hoping somebody could give a brief overview of these problems and their solutions:

1) Sound on the G5 (alsa)
2) bootsplash on the G5 (This is one i doubt about)
3) Video on the G5 (nvidia & radeon, dual monitor? kde)

I have tried for a while with the sound in ppc64 with no results. I put in all the kernel options found in the ppc documentation but when i run alsaconf there is no audio device found.

There are no options in the gentoo-sources for bootsplash. (I'll say it with confidence, you can correct me if you dare!) kernel 2.6.12-gentoo-r9 (I guess i should add via make menuconfig...any work arounds?)

video is working great on the G5!!! tons of improvement from the G5's initial release. I use an nvidia geForce FX5200 (stock with the single 1.8Ghz original powerMac G5) just emerge xorg-x11. emerge Xorgautoconfig and run it. then if that dont do it perfectly edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the FBDev= option from whatever it is to whatever its not (don't worry it's just a boolean). Then continue with emergering kde to yer hearts delight. pretty much go by the documentation :lol: I have seen there is support for dualies in radeon chips but not for nvidia, and I haven't been able to do anything to convince me otherwise...
thought this might just stir up the forums a little bit.

btw wtf happened to http://gentoo-ppc64.blogspot.com/ I kept up with that while it was going, kinda exciting to see the live updates from the uber-pro developers.
_________________
Mathematicians are a device for turning coffee into theorems
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on PPC All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum