Author Topic: Fedora  (Read 142 times)

Casper

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 67
    • View Profile
Fedora
« on: April 26, 2017, 02:32:22 PM »
I think we should also test Fedora, I know its not fully Libre but it's a major distribution that still supports PowerPC (albeit only PPC64 and not in their standard "Workstation" variant).

Thoughts.

vox

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 17
    • View Profile
Re: Fedora
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 11:03:09 PM »
I think we should also test Fedora, I know its not fully Libre but it's a major distribution that still supports PowerPC (albeit only PPC64 and not in their standard "Workstation" variant).
Thoughts.

Using PPC Linux on AmigaOne x1000 and all I can say is, currently choice is down to:

a) PPC32 - Kernel 3.x days, Stable, Good apps from up to 2012 (older IceWeasel, Krita, Libre 3.5 etc.) Avail as Debian Wheezy 7.11, Ubuntu 12-14, and many many more (abeit) older version of Linux distros (Gentoo, OpenSUSE, Fedora ...). KDE/LXDE/GNOME3 all work, but dont have 3D on Radeon HD 7000 and above (Southern Island chips) due some MESA/X.org bugs. Radeons HD 2000-6870 work with 3D.

b) PPC64 Big Endian Road - Kernel 4.x days - Its basically down to Fedora 20 Server
and Ubuntu 14 MATE. Here we have newer MATE/Cinnamon, and really fresh FF, Libre 5.x etc.
Also we need 64-bit for 4GB+ RAM

Little Endian is supported by newest Debian and few more Linuxes due to IBM Power8 initiative, but that is "working the things easy way" - no Altivec and IBM Power 8 optimized.

Casper

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 67
    • View Profile
Re: Fedora
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 09:06:02 AM »
I think we should also test Fedora, I know its not fully Libre but it's a major distribution that still supports PowerPC (albeit only PPC64 and not in their standard "Workstation" variant).
Thoughts.
b) PPC64 Big Endian Road - Kernel 4.x days - Its basically down to Fedora 20 Server
and Ubuntu 14 MATE. Here we have newer MATE/Cinnamon, and really fresh FF, Libre 5.x etc.
Also we need 64-bit for 4GB+ RAM

Little Endian is supported by newest Debian and few more Linuxes due to IBM Power8 initiative, but that is "working the things easy way" - no Altivec and IBM Power 8 optimized.

Fedora 25 Server also has a PPC64 version, does that work on the X1000?

msuchanek

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 13
    • View Profile
Re: Fedora
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 04:19:38 PM »

b) PPC64 Big Endian Road - Kernel 4.x days - Its basically down to Fedora 20 Server
and Ubuntu 14 MATE. Here we have newer MATE/Cinnamon, and really fresh FF, Libre 5.x etc.
Also we need 64-bit for 4GB+ RAM
Do you have a recent FF that plays Youtube videos on ppc64 BE?

 

Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19