GeForce on PPC == _no work_

Derrik Pates dpates at
Mon Oct 29 15:01:14 EST 2001

On Sun, 28 Oct 2001, Ethan Benson wrote:

> I suggest going to ebay and finding a Rage128 Mac edition.   I found
> quite a few there when i was tasked with setting up a Silver G4 for
> someone, i even got two Rage128s so i would have an extra just in case
> i would be able to afford one those nice machines in the near future.
> the Rage128 works very well in those machines, the mac edition is
> needed since you want to be able to see OpenFirmware.

Yeah, I know that part. But will any of those cards (or any Radeon boards
for Mac) have an ADC port? The problem is, the system has a flatpanel
display - in this case, a 17" Apple Cinema Display LCD - and the nVidia
driver might work if not for that.

I have been in contact with Mark Vojkovich at nVidia, and he's going to
try to bug the right people to maybe get the info for programming nVidia
cards with DVI/ADC flatpanels, or at least make sure they know who's
interested in this info - in this case, not just Linux-on-Mac people, but
also FreeBSD people, since they also can't use nVidia's binary drivers. I
hope he has some success.

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