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

On 09.05.2016 15:44, Rick Thomas wrote:
> On May 8, 2016, at 11:06 PM, Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 12:49 AM, Rick Thomas <rbthomas@pobox.com> wrote:
>> [...]
>>> Is there a hardware solution?  Is there a non-Nvidia graphics card I
>>> could purchase and install in my PowerMac-G5 11,2 that wouldn’t have the
>>> problem?   I don’t need anything fancy.  Just enough to run a simple 2D
>>> mate or xfce desktop.
>> My Mac Mini G4 has a RV280 GPU (“Radeon 9200"), so I know this -somewhat- works.
> Thanks… That’s good to know.
> But does it work in a G5 64-bit machine?
> If I understand correctly, that’s the problem with the Nvidia boards —
> the nouveau driver doesn’t work in a 64-bit environment with the huge
> page option that is native to that environment.

The radeon kernel driver doesn't have the same bug.

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Libre software enthusiast             |             Mesa and X developer

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