I am entirely new to Linux and recently dual booted my Mac Mini to work with both OS X Tiger and Linux Ubuntu, which seemed to work reasonably well. However, a friend talked me into trying Fedora, because still a lot could be improved in the performance of my Linux then.
So I did after reading this article
. I downloaded the binaries for Fedora Core 4 test 3 for PPC via BitTorrent, as described in the article, burned and verified the CD with Toast 6 and went on to install it over my old Ubuntu partitions (which contained no important files whatsoever, yet). I choose the workstation-install option and let Anaconda do the rest. This went all fantastically smooth with a nice GUI, which was simply rendered well by my monitor/Graphical card. It all seemed to work fine, however, as soon as X/GNOME/KDI/whatisit? asked for the password to login to the Desktop environment, the rendering on my monitor became extremely blurry, whereas it worked fine earlier under Anaconda.
I was working on this with my friend who had some experience in Fedora Linux (v.3 dual booted with XP), who tried going into Terminal mode and played around a bit in Xconfig (if I remember correctly) with no effect. (BTW: in terminal rendering was about as bad as in X/Gnome/KDI/whatisit, which was still more or less readable, though your eyes started hurting rapidly)
So, now my question to the Gods is: Why? How? Is it in my graphical Device (standard Mac Mini: ATI Radeon 9200? (which had been detected properly), or my monitor? (CRT with VGA-plug in a VGA->DVI-converter) I guess it has to be software, as rendering was great under Anaconda.
I want to try and get this working, get some experience in Linux (my experience so far is counted in a low number of weeks), and if I fail, I guess I'll just try another distro