[ILUG] linux on powerbook
lbedford at lbedford.org
Wed Nov 28 16:26:21 GMT 2001
On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 03:40:43PM -0000, Laur Ivan came forth with:
> Kewl :) I'm a bit worried coz I heared the sound doesn't really work...
subscribe to debian-powerpc :)
basically, with the new powerbooks:
X is screwy (the radeon fb + X drivers aren't quite finished. 4.2.0 should
the winmodem is USB. It'll never work.
Sound is very similar to the iBook 2, which works.
Firewire I don't know about.
IrDA may work. There are strange problems.
Sleep is screwy at the moment.
It's a nice machine, but if you want a linux box, what about the iBook2?
It's about 800 quid cheaper in IE, and mine (the 500Mhz) is aboout 60-70%
as fast as the G4. The 600Mhz one would be even better, and it comes
with a big enough hard drive (it's not fun changing it, took me 3 hours last
As to why not OS-X... well, I just moved back to linux, and it's like
someone removed all the treacle from my machine. no waiting for stuff to
run, no trying to get the right order of programs so I'm not sitting there
with bouncing icons. No finder collapsing at inopportune times.
Oh, and the iPod runs with linux :)
dBP dBBBBb | If you're looking at me to be an accountant
dBP | Then you will look but you will never see
dBP dBBBK' | If you're looking at me to start having babies
dBP dB' db | Then you can wish because I'm not here to fool around
dBBBBP dBBBBP' | Belle & Sebastian (Family Tree)
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