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Re: eMac G4/1.25 GHz support for Debian Sid?

As far as I know, the problem with eMacs with a Radeon 9200 is the
migration to KMS video drivers.

Years ago I tried to install Debian on it and discovered that any
version after "Wheezy" has video problems (the so called "Black Screen
of Death) [1].

I read a report of someone using a UMS version of the drivers from
ubuntu [2] but never tried this solution.

I wonder:

1. Would it be possible to have UMS drivers compatible with modern kernels?

2. If answer to "1" is true, would it be possible to make a debian
package for it?

If someone thinks that it could be possible to find a solution, I could
be available for testing purposes, since I still own an old eMac G4.

[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2016/06/msg00136.html
[2] https://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2016/06/msg00140.html


Il 26/07/19 15:54, Alex McKeever ha scritto:
> How hard would it be to get it working on this machine? Mine was
> manufactured at around the same time as my PowerMac G5 2.0 DP. I don’t
> understand why the eMac is not supported by Ports anymore... why’d they
> not add support for the Radeon 9200 for KMS? The PowerMac G5 is running
> Fienix Lite, a spin of a community supported distribution based on Sid
> with MATE, but uses LXQT instead.
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