[oclug] iBook and Linux
phil-oclug at orpen.com
Thu Sep 1 14:12:38 EDT 2005
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On 18-Aug-2005 10:20 Patrick Smith wrote:
| mlist at safenet-inc.com wrote:
| >So, howcum OSX can show a DVD with it just fine, but Linux
| I assume MacOS is taking full advantage of the capabilities of the video
| card. Xine might not be able to, possibly just due to not having the
| appropriate code.
When I've setup X servers, I've found significant performance
improvements after compiling a custom kernel and stripping out as much
of the generic stuff that I can. While I have never compiled a kernel
for powerPC, I'm sure you'll see a similiar improvement. Also, I've
found the fancy 3d screensavers show the performance limits quite
easily. Note that I have to review the screensaver point again soon as
I rarely use runlevel 5 and there have no doubt been some improvements
in the last year or two.
I've heard that the ati drivers for X are a bit of a pain to install.
Maybe just the radeon driver, but I'm not sure about the rage 128 pro.
philip at orpen.com (Pgp: 0xB578851A)
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