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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:15 am    Post subject: Setting up x on a 12 inch power book Reply with quote

Has anyone successfully set up Xorg on a power book ?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, take a look at the FAQ: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml#xorg
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:05 pm    Post subject: Native framebuffer Reply with quote

I have read the fac pages from the link that you gave me and am familiar with every thing discussed except for the following :

"Rebuild and install the kernel if necessary. After this, make sure you have booted to the native framebuffer (i.e. radeonfb or atyfb128 and not from offb or ofonly video), and run Xorgautoconfig."

Question one - Which frame buffer is apprporiate for my hardware, 12 " power book, NVIDIAGeforce FX GO5200
Question two - How do I boot to the Native Framebuffer ?

Thanks

Actually, I do have a last question. My interest in installing Gentoo is to be familiar with it. I have an IT tech that sets up an maintains the network in my office. We are moving from FreeBSD to Gentoo. I like to be familiar
with our network to better work with my guy. I contract with him to maintain my network, he usually is able to take care of things remotely, but I like to be knowledgable enough to trouble shoot and handle minor issues if the network were to go down. I installed FreeBsd and set up a network using FreeBsd on an old 486 box. This time out I decided to set up Gentoo on an old 12 " Power Book. My question is, cosidering the learning curve to set up a linux system, on a laptop especially, with X, some sort of GUI like KDE and open office, why would the average user want to move away from windows or OSX ?
The cost to time ratio is an issue, as well as the ability to maintain the system.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since you have a nvida card, you want "nvidia framebuffer support". To make sure that this is the framebuffer device that's loaded, enable only this framebuffer driver. If you don't want to enable only this framebuffer driver, you can append video=nvidiafb to the kernel options on boot.

As for your other question, I spend a lot less time doing maintenance on Gentoo than I ever did on Windows. :p As for OSX, I'm simply more accustomed to working with linux, so I'm far less productive in OSX. To be honest, I'm not sure what you mean by a learning curve, setting up linux on a laptop is very similar to setting it up on a desktop.
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