GeForce on PPC == _no work_

Kevin B. Hendricks khendricks at
Mon Oct 29 15:41:57 EST 2001


I went out and bought a Apple 17inch Flat panel and the Radeon Mac Edition
card.  I also bought a DVIator which allows my to use the USB ports,
power, and the Radeon DVI port to connect to the FlatPanel ADC connector.
It works fine under MacOS in 1280x1024.

I am now trying to help Ani by testing his driver (Ani does not have a
Flat panel to test with) and trying to get things to work.  So hopefully
Radeon FlatPanel support will be here at some point.  I bought the Radeon
and the Dviator just because I wanted to get something that would drive a
flatpanel and still hopefully work under Linux (I have no faith in nVidia
releasing anything.)

I will keep you posted of any success.



On October 28, 2001 11:01, Derrik Pates wrote:
> 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.
> Derrik Pates      |   Sysadmin, Douglas School   |    #linuxOS on EFnet
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