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Re: graphics card for PowerPC G5 and debian-6.0.3-ppc

On Fre, 2012-02-17 at 14:33 +0100, Stephane Louise wrote: 
> Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > 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
> > card.
> Just for fun, I am trying to use a standard PC, PCIe Radeon HD 5450
> with my Quad G5, under testing (tested with kernel 3.1, not yet -but
> soon- 3.2). And, according to dmesg, the card is correctly
> initialized, but doesn't work (no image displayed), and xorg fails
> completely. One of the issue is that the driver doesn't seem to detect
> any monitor even when a new one is plugged in (cold boot or hot
> plugged doesn't make a difference AFAIKS).
> If you have a suggestion, you are welcome.

Can't say anything without seeing at least the dmesg output.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |                   http://www.amd.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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