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Re: Lubuntu on an old PPC



Sorry to disturb your methods, I am putting the order from first to last and answering at
the bottom.

On Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:20:15 -0700
Walter Lapchynski <wxl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Mari <saltycat77@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > But I am disappointed by the lack of PPC support-they are old computers
> > people like to keep. Its mainly the issue with the old ATI rage Pro 128
> > cards which is slowing down the install and keeping it from running
> > optimally (it should, in my opinion, run at least as well as OS X Tiger does
> > and, in fact, should run faster).  While there seems to be a fix out there
> > that Debian still maintains, Ubuntu dropped support for the PPC some time
> > ago and I had trouble compiling the necessary files for installation on the
> > powermac. I'm sure I will sort it out eventually but its clearly not for the
> > novice.
> >
> > I wonder if there might be a way to maintain a Lubuntu repo for these old
> > PPC computers, since Lubuntu is great for older hardware.

> Changes in Debian get synced downstream to Ubuntu. Where do you think
> the fix is?

Doesn't xserver-xorg-video-r128 work? This is what is supposed to work for ATI Rage Pro

I see the package in the list of files for PPC:

Perhaps some "dri" or "libdri" version 1 would not be available anymore ??

So? Mari, what would be missing you think? And why should it be faster than the operating
system built for this architecture? (On a chan recently I've been told that Linux boxes
dont make old Apple machines as optimally as the original OS'es, but I don't know that, I
am not a Mac user).

Best regards,

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