I'm relatively new to the marketing part of this, so I don't know if
this is common knowledge in the digital world. If it isn't, I don't
know if this has any marketing value to it, but those who are more
experienced may know what to do with this.
Here is an interview with Linus Torvalds on July 18:
And in it, he answers the following question:
RM 'Which Linux distro do you use? '
LT: 'I've used different distributions over the years. Right now I
happen to use Fedora 9 on most of the computers I have, which really
boils down to the fact that Fedora had fairly good support for PowerPC
back when I used that, so I grew used to it. But I actually don't care
too much about the distribution, as long as it makes it easy to
install and keep reasonably up-to-date. I care about the kernel and a
few programs, and the set of programs I really care about is actually
[Funny, I use Fedora primarily for the same reason -- PowerPC support :-) ]
Hi, Paulo and John --
Funny this should come up. I just did this last night on an iBook G3.
To add to what Paulo said, John:
-- You need to edit /etc/sysctl.conf as root and not as a regular user
(I found that out the hard way :-/ )
-- To just get a right button, you can just add
dev/mac_hid/mouse_button_emulation = 1 and that should do the trick
for a right button.
-- If you're using a mouse, the center and right mouse buttons should
work without having to push F11 or F12. However, if you have an iBook,
you'll have to use those buttons (unless, of course, you have a mouse
connected to it). The mouse buttons should work.
[Also, should it be dev/mac_hid/mouse_button_emulation = 1 with /
instead of a . ? Does it matter, Paulo, if there are . or / in the
edit to /etc/sysctl.conf? ]
Let me know how you do.
Let me add, too, that Fedora 9 on the PowerPC platform rocks!
On 7/6/08, Paulo Martinez <martinezino(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi John,
> Am 06.07.2008 um 22:21 schrieb John Himpel:
> > Good afternoon,
> > I have installed FC9 on my son's iMac (G3). I have most things
> > working,
> > but I don't know how to configure X (or anything else) to emulate a 3
> > button mouse on the one-button Mac mouse. I have seen some web
> > pages on
> > using function keys, but none of them seemed to work for me. Any
> > suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Edit /etc/sysctl.conf
> dev.mac_hid.mouse_button_emulation = 1
> dev.mac_hid.mouse_button2_keycode = 87
> dev.mac_hid.mouse_button3_keycode = 88
> F11 and F12 should act as 2nd and 3rd button now.
> Fedora-ppc mailing list
I have installed FC9 on my son's iMac (G3). I have most things working,
but I don't know how to configure X (or anything else) to emulate a 3
button mouse on the one-button Mac mouse. I have seen some web pages on
using function keys, but none of them seemed to work for me. Any
suggestions would be greatly appreciated.