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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:33 pm    Post subject: 2006.0 working well on iMac G5 Reply with quote

Just a report since I couldn't find this information when I was looking before.

I have 2006.0 running wonderfully (and silently!) on my iMac G5 2.0GHz. Yes, that means thermal control. The key was using the -mm kernel that has a very well functioning windfarm driver. Configure using 'make g5_defconfig'.

Code:
g5 ~ # uname -a
Linux g5 2.6.16-rc6-mm2 #4 PREEMPT Wed Mar 22 03:19:37 CST 2006 ppc64 PPC970FX, altivec supported PowerMac8,2 GNU/Linux
g5 ~ #


After compiling all night long, CPU temps didn't get above 80C, and the CPU fan scaled appropriately to load.

Everything I've tried so far seems to work, but I haven't gotten to mess with X or sound yet. I don't need airport so I probably won't bother.

One question: Is there any working 64 bit browser?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the latest vanilla-sources (2.6.16) seems to work as well.

Code:
g5 ~ # uname -a
Linux g5 2.6.16 #1 Wed Mar 22 10:57:39 CST 2006 ppc64 PPC970FX, altivec supported PowerMac8,2 GNU/Linux
g5 ~ #

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