Re: graphics card for PowerPC G5 and debian-6.0.3-ppc
On Mit, 2012-02-15 at 14:18 -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 08:06:26PM +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > I have debian-6.0.3-ppc installed on a PowerMac G5.
> > The graphics card used is a ATI Radeon 9600 AP (AGP)
> > with one backward key(1.5V key).
> > The board has one AGP slot; and 3 PCI slots (length ~125 mm).
> > 1. Is it possible to use a Radeon HD 5450 PCI card with
> > debian-6.0.3-ppc?
> > [...]
> My understanding is that you need a card with Mac compatible firmware
> on it. A PC card will not work.
For Radeons, that's only true for older cards without ATOM BIOS,
basically anything older than Radeon X1xxx. So this shouldn't be a
problem for a Radeon HD 5450, but there might be other issues, e.g. the
drivers in the stable release might be too old to properly support that
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