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Offline adonay

LINUX PPC On classic?
« on: March 02, 2006, 07:27:51 PM »
Hi are there anny Linux PPC ports for bppc\csppc boards if so were and are they anny good.

adonay :-D
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Offline PaSha

Re: LINUX PPC On classic?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006, 07:38:07 PM »
Yup, Debian supports APUS (Amiga PowerUp System), http://linux-apus.sourceforge.net/

Somewhat tricky to configure, but works pretty good once you get it going.

-Paul
 

Offline adonay

Re: LINUX PPC On classic?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006, 07:44:42 PM »
@PaSha thank you for the info

How does it work once installed. can you run X with KDE\GNU packages or is it command line only.
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Offline PaSha

Re: LINUX PPC On classic?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2006, 08:26:32 PM »
Yup, I ran KDE myself. I experienced some color weirdness with my PicassoIV, but it worked great with my CV-PPC.
Perhaps some lagging, eyecandy should be avoided. I used Debian (APUS) primarily for running the web browser 'Opera', in order to gain access to Amiga-unfriendly websites.

But be warned: I had to do a lot of configuration by hand, by editing the 'XF86Config-4' file with 'vi' (a somewhat awkward text editor), in order to get mouse support, a usable keyboard layout and decent video modes.

So, if you have the patience, go for it.

a bootstrap line for running the installation should look approx like this for a CV-PPC/BV-PPC:

"bootstrap --apus -k vmapus -r ramdisk.gz root=/dev/ram video=pm2fb:"

I had some problems with the latest kernels, the newest one I managed to get working, was v2.4.20-1.

Good luck, and if you need some help, don't hestitate to ask.

-Paul