Re: X for the PPC Site

Subject: Re: X for the PPC Site
From: Evan Read (
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 17:57:39 MDT

Hey all ;)

Anyone actually given the XFree 4 instuctions a go?

All of the X4 RPMs go in nicely except this one:


Seems HIGHLY important. ;) I get the following error:

XFree86 ######################unpacking of archive
failed on file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults: cpio: unlink failed - Bad
file descriptor

So yeah, all interesting. I tried downloading the file again but no luck
(first time with Netscape, second time with Lynx).

Has someone (or could someone) mirror a nice working copy of the file for
me? I am enjoying being console only (every Linux user should have a
fully working console environment with PPP etc) but wouldn't mind my gui
back ;)

Thanks all.


p.s. I am on a Rev B 233 iMac (Bondi Blue). I am assuming I am all
compatible with X4.

On Wed, 26 Apr 2000, Neil Jolly wrote:

> I've just put up the new site X for the PPC, which will replace my
> original XFree86 for the PPC site. I've made quite a few changes (and no
> doubt screwed some things up ;-) ). Changes include:
> Added support for Xpmac
> FAQ for X on the PPC
> XFree86 4 How To
> Added Information relating to Yaboot
> Updated the kernel arguments table
> Updated lots of links, and added new ones
> New graphics
> I' ve got more changes planned, but no more time at present. Have a
> look, and let me know if you find any bad links, or inaccuracies, or
> have any suggestions. The site has a new url as well. It's now at:
> The old site will remain in place until links can be updated.
> --
> "Computers let you make more mistakes faster than any other
> invention in human history, with the possible exception of
> handguns and tequila."
> Mitch Radcliffe
> Neil Jolly
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