Subject: Re: YDL 1.2.1 on PM9600 with NewerTech G4/400 - Processor recognized as G3 only
From: Bryn Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 30 2001 - 10:16:39 MST
Your kernel may need to be re-compiled with such things as Altivec
support... I've never tried running on anything that didn't have a G4
'native' so to speak.
What kernel are you using?
>I'm new to PPC Linux (not to Intel Linux though). After I did an
>install on my PM9600 which has a MaxPowr G4/400 NewerTech upgrade,
>the processor card is only recognized as a G3. It seems to know it's
>a G4 but there must be some essential little switch missing which
>put the whole thing into G4 mode.
>I have only done some very superficial "playing around", basically
>with the distributed.net client to see if there was any significant
>improvement in speed. Although the dnetc client says "G4" it still
>only loads the "lintilla" core - which gives me 1.2 MKeys/sec
>instead of the 3.5MKeys/sec I have under MacOS 9.1. This makes me
>think that I can not take advantage of the G4 in general but there
>must be some little thing I'm overlooking.
>Any help would be appreciated.
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