Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 14th Feb 2003 03:57 UTC, submitted by ladislav
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "For the last few weeks I have been reporting on the development cycle of Mandrake 9.1. Then, the presence of an ISO image for Mandrake PPC 9.1 Beta 1 piqued my curiosity, and some days later two ISO images for Mandrake PPC 9.1 Beta 2 were made available on the various mandrake mirrors. Among my obsol... err, I mean, my old computers, I have a 350 MHz iMac which hasn't seen much use for the last 8 months. So without any extraordinary expectations, I decided to attempt the installation of this different flavour of Mandrake Linux. I was in for a few good surprises..." Read the article at DistroWatch.
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She Can't :(
by Sonarman on Fri 14th Feb 2003 04:58 UTC

Eugenia's Powerbook has an nVidia card, unfourtunately. They aren't supported at all under any Linux architecture besides x86, since the available drivers are binary only and nVidia refuses to release card specs so that others can write Linux drivers (grrrr...). I'm running Gentoo on my iMac, which has an ATI Rage 128 card. X works fine, if a bit slowly (since it's unaccelerated) using the framebuffer driver (fbdec). I'm trying to get DRI (Direct Rendering) to work so that I can have accelerated 2D and OpenGL support, but I haven't had the best of luck. On the other hand, some people with macs that have Radeon cards have been reporting great luck with DRI. Anyway, I think it's good that Mandrake is still supporting the PPC platform, and I hope that more people start using GNU/Linux ;)