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Re: Apple PowerPC G5 7,2 No GUI NVIDIA FX 5200

I have an NVIDIA GeForce 7800GT in my PowerMac11,2. It works fine in Debian with nouveau, MATE, and Compton. I’ve tested with a GeForce 6600LE which also worked well. What issues were you having?

I wonder if new nvidia cards will work now that nvidia has released an open source driver…

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> On May 23, 2022, at 10:32 AM, tonyj@suse.de wrote:
> On Fri, May 20, 2022 at 04:05:13PM -0400, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
>> This may help: https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers
>> When I had problems with the NVIDIA card, I took the NVIDIA card out,
>> and installed a Radeon card instead.
> As mentioned, the proprietory NVIDIA drivers are x86 only.   The only
> option is the reverse engineered open-source Nouveau (nv) driver.
> I've had endless issues with the nouveau driver on my Quad G5.  It
> worked years ago (kernel 3.0 era) but ever since the driver has been
> unreliable or just non-operational. 
> Tangent: my Quad G5 is in pieces right now (cooling issue).  When I 
> resolve this I wanted to swap in a different card.
> Does anyone have a suggestion as to what *PCI-EXPRESS* card works well 
> with the current kernel and can support open firmware?
> There was an official Apple Radeon X1900 G5 edition which was PCIe.  
> I've also read that people have used a Windows PC to flash Mac 
> firmware onto a PC X1950 PCIe card and this card may be more easily
> available/cheaper.
> If the OPs machine is PCI-X there are more X1900 options but I've no
> idea how well the Radeon cards work with Linux. 
> Thanks
> -- 
> Tony Jones
> SUSE Kernel Performance Team

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