[GLLUG] Linux on an iMac

Sean picasso@madflower.com
Mon, 11 Nov 2002 11:35:09 -0500 (EST)

I think the Mandrake version of PPC Linux hasn't been updated in over a 
year. I would highly suggest switching dists. I have a feeling the GUI 
problem you are having was taken care of by the Apple developers working 
on Xdarwin. 

I think the linuxpcc port went by the way of the redhat,suse, and mandrake 
ports. You can certainly check though, its url is www.linuxppc.org or 
www.linuxppc.com. (im having problems with the sites personally. ) 

Debian JUST started working on PPC port in about March I think. 

Yellowdog has been around for 4-5 years and were part of the PPC reference 
group. The group which also included RH, the linuxppc, and suse teams put 
together a developers reference release to organize the platform about 4 
years ago which actually included a lot of mkLinux code. 

Ben Herrenschmidt who works on the kernel, has been involved in mkLinux, 
linuxppc and he also spends time working with the Darwin group. I can't 
remember if he got hired by Apple or if he turned down the offer. 

 On Mon, 11 Nov 2002, Jo Dillon wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 09:12:03AM -0500, Michael T. Watters II wrote:
> > You may want to check out Yellow Dog Linux, www.yellowdoglinux.com or 
> > Debian has a PPC port.  A good site I found for Linux on Macs is 
> > www.ibooklinux.net.
>   There is or was also a distro simply called PPCLinux. I think I had
> better luck with Yellow Dog when I put Linux on an iMac, but since
> that was two years ago now it's probably not a valid datapoint...
> > On 2002.11.08 15:02 Jeff Vanderlaan wrote:
> > > Can anyone make some suggestion on the best distro to run on an iMac?
> > > It's a 400MHz G3, 128MB RAM, ATI Rage 128 with 8MB of video memory.
> > > I've been trying Mandrake 8.2 PPC, but I am having some problems
> > > (primarily with X).  Any help is appreciated.
>   What kind of X problems, out of curiosity? I have Rage 128 programming
> specs ;)