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#1 2015-12-12 21:19:11

BunsenCrunch
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bunsenlabs Alpha on PPC

I wanted to post a little project that I did for myself.  I used the alpha script a while back on an old Powerbook G4 PPC on a Debian Jessie netinstall.

There were some errors, but after sorting out the wifi issues I have a working "bunsenlabs" system on my old Powerbook.

I wanted to make an image, but do not have the skills to do so and a software that was recommended to me back on the Crunchbang Forum, but it is i386 only.


Enjoy the screenshot! smile


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#2 2015-12-12 21:24:20

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Re: bunsenlabs Alpha on PPC

Looks good, well done.


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#3 2015-12-13 00:45:09

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Re: bunsenlabs Alpha on PPC

That's really cool.


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#4 2015-12-13 02:46:53

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Re: bunsenlabs Alpha on PPC

Well done BC! How is BL doing on that hardware?


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#5 2015-12-14 22:01:19

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Re: bunsenlabs Alpha on PPC

Ah yes, the 12" PBG4. I owned it's 15" version and it was a wonderful machine.

There was always something cool about running *NIX on a PPC 'exotic' (i.e. non x86) CPU.


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    and so simple. And yet everybody rushes aroound in a great panic
             as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
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#6 2015-12-15 19:36:34

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Re: bunsenlabs Alpha on PPC

@ututo:  It only uses about 128mb of Ram at startup of the available 768mb total and the CPU sits a comfortable 2% at idle.

Having only 867mhz available for the CPU is the problem.  Every program maxes out the CPU and the fan kicks in fast.

I run Midori and Dillo as browsers and Geary for email.  Geary is kinda slow though.


There are worlds between the processing power of my ancient Dell D630 and the old Powerbook, meaning the Dell is my daily driver whereas the powerbook is just used for tinkering from time to time at work.  Was worth the $25 bucks though smile.

I want a Bunsenlabs Raspberry Pi Zero version smile  I bet its faster than the powerbook, lol.

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#7 2015-12-15 19:52:40

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Re: bunsenlabs Alpha on PPC

BunsenCrunch wrote:

I want a Bunsenlabs Raspberry Pi Zero version smile  I bet its faster than the powerbook, lol.

No doubt.  I'm convinced that the future of all computing is on low-powered chips, as I've mentioned in the BunsenLabs ARM edition thread.  The days of all the power pig CPUs (AMD, Intel, Motorola) are numbered.


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#8 2015-12-17 09:36:26

Temetka
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Re: bunsenlabs Alpha on PPC

Put BL on a Psion. wink


The meaning of life is to just be alive. It is so plain and so obvious
    and so simple. And yet everybody rushes aroound in a great panic
             as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
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#9 2015-12-17 09:57:46

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Re: bunsenlabs Alpha on PPC

^ LOL.

I'm actually old enough to remember when 64K RAM or less was the norm and everyone coded in BASIC and COBOL...none of which is relevant to this thread.  "Rule 25: Relation to the original topic decreases with every single post."


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