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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:50 pm    Post subject: Any experiences with Sonnet Crescendo/L2 G3 upgrades? Reply with quote

I'm running Gentoo on a Motorola StarMax with a 160MHz PowerPC 603ev. It's slow. emerge --sync can take hours (it used to not be that bad, but the bug with the kde ebuilds causes it to stall around 50-52% for quite a while). Since it a server (no X) it's not that big of an issue to just start it and let it do its thing when I do an emerge -uD world (typically once a week).

Nevertheless, I've considered putting an upgrade card in it, and I've seen the Sonnet Crescendo/L2 cards going on eBay for a pretty good price (around $20+shipping, they run $199 new). It would give me a 400MHz G3, which would be a nice speed boost. Anyone have any experience using one of these cards with Gentoo? I imagine that I'd pretty much have to reinstall Gentoo, since everything right now is built for the PPC 603.

http://www.sonnettech.com/product/crescendo_l2.html
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