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PenguinPPC.org: XFree86 4.0 PowerPC Status and Faq

Jan 09, 2001, 20:15 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to jeramy b smith for this link. ]

"XFree86 4.0.2 Status
Rage128, Permedia 2/3, and fbdev (for control, valkyrie, platinum, etc) work 'out of box'. A concerted effort is being made to add support for PowerPC computers to be merged into the next release. Here is list of what works in the specialized 4.0.2 trees being worked on by Ani Joshi, Ben Herrenschmidt, and others. ..."

"Should I be Running XF4.0.2?
Perhaps, check with your vendor to see if they have a version availble. LinuxPPC 2K Q4, SuSE 7.0, and Debian Woody come with XF4.0.1 which may be more reliable on your particular machine. If what you have works, wait for an official vendor update. If you break your system playing with test binaries, _do not_ show up in #ppclinux on OPN and ask for help. Jeramy has helped over 50 people get XF4.0.1 installed and configured and is frankly tired. There is still much testing being done with XF 4.0.2 so until your vendor provides a test release you may want to wait."

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