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    q66
    Posts: 2 from 2019/4/29
    From: Brno, Czechia
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    In big-endian mode, yes. Regarding little-endian mode, see:



    Okay, well, that's a bit of a shame, I guess. I prefer to run little endian on my machines, big endian brings in unnecessary overhead when it comes to GPUs... that said, the big endian Void port is here to stay, only the more reason to have it...
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    redrumloa
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    q66,
    Thanks for taking the time to register here and provide info.
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 10977 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Fienix looks pretty good.

    Now forked as Fienix Lite.


    Edit: updated URL from old one

    [ Edited by Andreas_Wolf 22.11.2019 - 11:48 ]
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 370 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf schrieb:
    Now forked as Fienix Lite.

    Ah nice - they plan to release DVDs for 32bit PPC Macs! Finally a distribution with a decent webbrowser around.
    Talos II. [Gentoo Linux] | PMac G5 11,2. PMac G4 3,6. PBook G4 5,8. [MorphOS 3.13 / Void Linux / Gentoo Linux] | A1200. ACA-1233, Indivision AGA Mk2. [Amiga OS 3.2]
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 370 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
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    Meanwhile, Firefox 68 ESR running well on a PowerMac G5 (Gentoo Linux, MATE desktop).

    If you don't like the hassles of a Gentoo install & building stuff yourself just use Void Linux (klick). ;-)

    [ Editiert durch ernsteiswuerfel 26.10.2019 - 21:11 ]
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 10977 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > The glibc libc port for big endian is unusual because it uses the new ELFv2 ABI.
    > Every other big endian ppc64 distro that still has support typically sticks with
    > ELFv1, but Void is legacy-free in this regard (we're early adopters of ELFv2
    > in BE glibc, I don't think it even worked properly until fairly recently).

    Just to let people know that there's been a recent debate whether this ABI on PPC64BE is proper ELFv2, a subset of ELFv2 or no ELFv2 at all:

    https://lists.ozlabs.org/pipermail/linuxppc-dev/2020-June/thread.html#211731
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 370 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    Thought this thread would be apt for posting this:
    A really nice overview of the working state of GPUs in current Linux.
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