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Re: Power Mac G5: Attempting to get 2D acceleration with nouveau and 6800 Ultra

On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 05:37:07PM -0700, Rick Thomas wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> It looks like events have caught up with us.  There’s now a 4.5.0 kernel in Debian testing and strong hints that the kernel in Stretch, when it’s released, will be based on 4.6.  So your reconfigured 4.5.0-rc2 kernel is getting out-of-date.

OK no idea where that comes from.  Last I saw the plan was to use an
LTS kernel, and 4.6 almost certainly won't be one.

> Which raises a couple of questions:
> Is there any chance that your changes could make it into an official Debian package?  Seems unlikely to me — because it’s very hardware specific — but we can always hope!
> Do you have plans to make a 4.6 based kernel any time?
> And finally, is there a hardware solution?  Is there a non-Nvidia graphics card I could purchase and install in my PowerMac-G5 that wouldn’t have the problem?   I don’t need anything fancy.  Just enough to run a simple 2D mate or xfce desktop.
> From all of us who have benefitted from your work, a big “Thank you!”

Len Sorensen

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