Guide; DirectFB and ppc
This guide is mainly writen for a friend trying to help him. I needed somewhere to pasebin it, but I will share anyway..
Ok, so first we need to get the framebuffer and libs.
sudo apt-get install libdirectfb-dev fbset
That should get you libdirectfb and libdirectfb-extras, and anything directfb may need.
fbset allows you to effectivly get your framebuffer 'resolution'.
Once you have got them all, run
Add what that gives out to the bottom of /etc/fb.modes .
If you plan not to use gnome at all, you will need to edit your init scripts, there is an easy debain tool for such a task.
sudo apt-get install rcconf
Once that has downloaded run sudo rcconf and remove GDM or KDM and exit.
Take a reboot.
Then try, after login
sudo apt-get install links2 links2 -g http://google.com
If you want to enable your mouse you need gpm,
sudo apt-get install gpm
Everything worked here after that..I checked about yaboot, I was wrong I don't have a video option set, so I doubt you will need it.
All the above is done on Ubuntu v6.10, how ever I see nothing there that should have only been added recently to the repo's. Infact I reckon that versions of debian above [if not including] woody. All done on my iBook g4.
Let me know how you get on.