[conspire] Got Kubuntu Installed on PPC

David Fox dfox94085 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 19:43:04 PST 2007

On Nov 9, 2007 7:14 PM, John Andrews <jla1200 at netzero.net> wrote:
> and it dumps you into a tty console to log in.You can startx into X11
> mode fine and the system

That doesn't seem too bad. It's how I operate. For some reason
starting up in X doesn't always work (typically the kdm/gdm/etc
doesn't recognize the password). So I just workaround that, at least
on debian Lenny, and have the system start up in a regular tty (no X)
and start X. When I want to shut down, I do the reverse - exit
(usually KDE) and then shutdown from a console.

>         I remember reading something about dri in X11.conf.

That's a separate issue. But it doesn't  (or shouldn't) have anything
to do with booting the system with X versus a tty. There's a series of
lines in /etc/X11/xorg.conf that handle dri.

Do you have at least

Section "DRI"
   Mode 0666

listed there?

If you want, I could send you my file but it may not be of much use -
different video hardware for one (nvidia geforce FX5200) and I don't
know what video you have. 'glxgears' and 'glxinfo' will give you info
on whether dri is enabled on your system.


dfox at m206-157:/etc/X11$ glxinfo | grep ^direct
direct rendering: Yes

>         Can you upgrade Dapper to a later version?

Yes, of course.

>         Did they stop supporting ppc? after Dapper?

Evidently not, and I have ppc for gutsy here. I don't have a ppc
machine of course :(.

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