thanks a lot for your wide feedback! :D
Thanks a lot too for cruxppc :) Too much fun with this source based distro. Much more painful than any other one! ;)
We are going to release a Release Candidate (and then, quickly, the stable one). Just now i'm bootstraping all ISO packages to clean our binaries. After that we'll move 2.4 sources and ports repositories on our new svn server (http://www.crux.it/
We are going to enable a Wiki too.
Great. Count on me for testing.
CRUX PPC 2.4RC1 'll have 2.6.24.x kernel, i.e. an impruved Efika support. I'll be happy to receive your .config 'cause, for the moment, i've not an Efika to try.
My .config is not module enabled and quite minimalistic supporting only what i need (ie : sound, usb, ether, ata, pci video, ext3, vfat, no ramfs/romfs or other fancy useless stuff). I plan to mod the kernel with some tiny patches to tear the size down. Actually my kernel is around 1.5Mb with driver inside. Too much :)
Where can I push my .config?
BTW, sound isn't enabled in our minimal boot kernels.
Sound is not really well supported anyway... I read some post on powerdev and it seems that the bestcomm sound driver is a three legged elephant...
Sadly, I planned to use my efika as a plug and play broadcasting server for live concert. I will have to wait that sound support works better... :(
About PCI and X.org, please read here:http://cruxppc.sunsite.dk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=196
and give a try with the patched xorg packages (xorg-server#188.8.131.52-3peg)
I patched. X works now. I fight to install xfce4. Lots of dep... :)
To summarize :
Sound is installed, no error while playing sound but can't get any sound out yet. I unmuted and pushed the volume with alsamixer which recognize the ac97 soundcard. Will have to dig this further...
X is working now with the (binary :( ! ) patched xorg packages.
Network seems ok but I haven't plugged ether to some network switch. I will test network (dhcp, static, raw transfert performance) this week end if I have time to.
USB seems to work flawlessly. I tried an USB scsi slim dvdram with success (no burning, just reading from), My 1Gb vfat USB Pendrive is detected. I can mount/unmount it without trouble. This help with data transfert between my main host to Efika...
I did not test serial or other Efika features like irDa but I guess this works too...
Is there a tool for testing linux stuff? You see, kind of a roadmap with checkboxes? Some software company do this...
Hope this help.