Re: Powermac G3 graphics card question
Dont know too much about this stuff but I have had this link with my
bookmarks for awhile.
On 12/1/05, Robin Edwards <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> yes what im interested in is dual display maybe it might be easier for
> me just to add another mac rage 128? i dont care too much for 3d
> acceleration just like alot of screen space for coding? or anything
> that will speed up xorg slightly as it seems to be lagging. is there a
> link for these roms? the ati tutorial earlier seems simple enough.
> thanks for our help so far!
> On 01/12/05, Mich Lanners <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > On 30 Nov, this message from Hans Ekbrand echoed through cyberspace:
> > > On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 09:19:20AM +0000, Robin Edwards wrote:
> > >> I currently have a pci rage128 installed in my mac running sid. if i
> > >> replaced this card with a pc pci graphics card (dual head would be
> > >> ideal). would i beable to get this to working under linux. im aware
> > >> that there are graphics card especially for macs, but id prefer to
> > >> use a standard pc one if it will work.
> > >
> > > I have successfully done that with a Matrox MGA PCI card on a Performa
> > > 6400.
> > >
> > > There were no output from the card until linux booted, but that did
> > > not bother me. For the card to give output before linux takes over, I
> > > think it would have to be programmed with some OF-drivers or
> > > something.
> > The Matrox Millenium is an example of a card that can be reflashed from
> > PC-style BIOS to Mac-Style OF Rom. I did that a few years ago; maybe you
> > can still find a Mac ROM for those cards.
> > Once flashed with a Mac ROM, the card works in OpenFirmware.
> > Note that I did that in a 7600, and I was disappointed by the card's
> > performance vs. the built-in Control video. But YMMV according to the
> > machine you try this in, and of course the type of old and new grafics
> > board.
> > Now, the original poster wanted to upgrade from a Rage 128, which is
> > already a decent grafics card. But there are faster Mac-style cards
> > (i.e. with OF Rom) equivalent to PC models on the market, where maybe
> > you can find a way to reflash them from PC to Mac ROM.
> > Cheers
> > Michel
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