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Re: GXT6500P

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 07:50:58PM +0000, Mark Benson wrote:
> Another simple question.
> Is Linux (Debian or otherwise) compatible with the GXT6500P graphics card?
> I have one that I have tested as working in AIX 5L on the 9111-285 and it
> appears to be 100% working. Booting any Linux distro results in yaboot working
> but either hanging at the next white screen (which it passed successfully with
> the GXT135P in) or no video output during the boot process (and a system error
> and Attention light indicating the adapter had suffered an unrecoverable error).
> So am I on a road to nowhere?

It appears CRUX came up with a kernel patch to support the 6500P.
Unfortuantely it appears they didn't bother submitting it to the kernel
for inclusion, so even the 3.0 kernel only supports 4500P and 6000P,
not the 6500P (although the patch to make it work is short and trivial).


So patching this into the kernel wouldn't be hard.  Getting it submitted
to the mainline kernel would be a really good idea.

Len Sorensen

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