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Vince
2005-03-18, 00:20
Hi,
I'm looking to know if someone has already installed SlimServer 6 on
Linux for Power PC. My plan is to run SlimServer on a mac mini with
Linux (Yellow Dog Distribution probably).
Thanks for all your info

Vincèn

Michael Peters
2005-03-18, 00:34
On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 08:20:30 +0100, Vince <mailing (AT) vincen (DOT) org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking to know if someone has already installed SlimServer 6 on
> Linux for Power PC. My plan is to run SlimServer on a mac mini with
> Linux (Yellow Dog Distribution probably).
> Thanks for all your info

It should run just fine.
You might have to run their script to build perl modules - but maybe not.

Fedora Core will be releasing a PPC port for FC4 - the first test
releas is already out, but apparently are difficult to install on a
mini because the xserver config on the install CD is wrong or
something.

I've also heard sound is not yet working (that wouldn't matter for
slimserver as long as you didn't want to use a client on slimserver).
Yellow Dog is a good distribution, but in all honesty - unless you
want to run Linux for another purpose, it might be better to run OS X
on a mini simply because it is so new, Linux support won't be as good.
Airport isn't supported, network is - sound supposedly isn't, etc.

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Michael Peters
2005-03-18, 00:34
On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 08:20:30 +0100, Vince <mailing (AT) vincen (DOT) org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking to know if someone has already installed SlimServer 6 on
> Linux for Power PC. My plan is to run SlimServer on a mac mini with
> Linux (Yellow Dog Distribution probably).
> Thanks for all your info

It should run just fine.
You might have to run their script to build perl modules - but maybe not.

Fedora Core will be releasing a PPC port for FC4 - the first test
releas is already out, but apparently are difficult to install on a
mini because the xserver config on the install CD is wrong or
something.

I've also heard sound is not yet working (that wouldn't matter for
slimserver as long as you didn't want to use a client on slimserver).
Yellow Dog is a good distribution, but in all honesty - unless you
want to run Linux for another purpose, it might be better to run OS X
on a mini simply because it is so new, Linux support won't be as good.
Airport isn't supported, network is - sound supposedly isn't, etc.

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Vince
2005-03-18, 05:50
> It should run just fine.
> You might have to run their script to build perl modules - but maybe
> not.

It let me think that perhaps it's better to install all perl modules
used by SlimServer instead of using ones furnished in the archive of
the SlimServer ! Better for performance or not ?

> I've also heard sound is not yet working (that wouldn't matter for
> slimserver as long as you didn't want to use a client on slimserver).
> Yellow Dog is a good distribution, but in all honesty - unless you
> want to run Linux for another purpose, it might be better to run OS X

Yep I understand your point of view, but my concern is that OSX runs
all the time a graphic environment I won't be using, and so I wanted to
use Linux as I can prevent load of any graphics stuff that would eat
performance of my processor without needs !

Thanks

Vincèn

Dan Sully
2005-03-18, 09:46
* Vince shaped the electrons to say...

>It let me think that perhaps it's better to install all perl modules
>used by SlimServer instead of using ones furnished in the archive of
>the SlimServer ! Better for performance or not ?

There is no performance difference here.

>>I've also heard sound is not yet working (that wouldn't matter for
>>slimserver as long as you didn't want to use a client on slimserver).
>>Yellow Dog is a good distribution, but in all honesty - unless you
>>want to run Linux for another purpose, it might be better to run OS X
>
>Yep I understand your point of view, but my concern is that OSX runs
>all the time a graphic environment I won't be using, and so I wanted to
>use Linux as I can prevent load of any graphics stuff that would eat
>performance of my processor without needs !

Yes, it will be running graphically, but you won't be using that, so it will
be mostly idle. And the rest of the system is tuned to run on that processor,
whereas a Linux build may not be.

Please also note that we're a small company and can only (reasonably) support
so many platforms. You of course are welcome to try any platform you want.

-D
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Michael Peters
2005-03-18, 14:34
On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 08:46:49 -0800, Dan Sully <dan (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com> wrote:
> >
> >Yep I understand your point of view, but my concern is that OSX runs
> >all the time a graphic environment I won't be using, and so I wanted to
> >use Linux as I can prevent load of any graphics stuff that would eat
> >performance of my processor without needs !
>
> Yes, it will be running graphically, but you won't be using that, so it will
> be mostly idle. And the rest of the system is tuned to run on that processor,
> whereas a Linux build may not be.
>
> Please also note that we're a small company and can only (reasonably) support
> so many platforms. You of course are welcome to try any platform you want.

It's also possible to boot OS X straight into the CLI.
At the gui login - I believe you enter >console at the login prompt -
but there also is a way to default it to that. I don't remember what
it is though.

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