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Re: Which operating systems work on i586?

i586 built kernel and very basic system packages of EL7 http://vega.pgw.jp/~kabe/linux/c7-i586/pentium.html Interesting exercise but that's well off the beaten path, especially as the table indicates it only works with either non-MMX i586 CPUs or non-PAE but SSE2-supporting CPUs. CentOS 7 is …

Re: Which operating systems work on i586?

CentOS up to EL6 EL6 requires PAE, EL5 requires i686. Earlier versions are somewhat inconsistent. EL4 should work on i586 based on https://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/CentOS4#What_is_CentOS_4.3F and the list of packages from https://archive.kernel.org/centos-vault/4.0/os/i386/CentOS/RPMS/ where there are …

Re: Intel G41 iGPU questions

Vdpauinfo gives an error but I suppose VAAPI is working even if I wasn't expecting it to support only MPEG2? According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_graphics_processing_units#Gen4 the G41 (GMA X4500) only supports MC+LF for H.264, you need the G45 (GMA X4500HD) for full H.264 …

Re: Intel G41 iGPU questions

386SX wrote on 2021-02-09, 12:22: Does it have a mesa opengl driver that works into modern distribution? The i965 driver is still maintained in Mesa and supports GMA gen 4, and newer, so, yes, a modern distribution should "just work".

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