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

On Mon, May 23, 2022 at 01:39:34PM -0400, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> On Mon, May 23, 2022 at 1:31 PM <tonyj@suse.de> wrote:
> >
> >  ...
> > 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.
> Based on my experience with my G5, I was able to use a non-Apple
> Raedon card and things worked fine. I did not need to flash ROMs or
> jump through other hoops.
> For completeness, I picked up a Radeon X1900 GT from eBay. I took out
> the existing NVIDIA card and installed the Raedon card. Upon boot I
> had a UI.

Good info thanks.   So the PC cards work fine in Open Firmware also?
I wonder what the apple specific firmware is for?  MacOS specific

Tony Jones
SUSE Kernel Performance Team

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