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Old 01-15-06, 02:13 PM   #37
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im sure if AMD released a ppc cpu, nvidia would write drivers for it in a heart beat!!!!!!
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Old 01-15-06, 04:01 PM   #38
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im sure if AMD released a ppc cpu, nvidia would write drivers for it in a heart beat!!!!!!
Lol, do you even know what you are saying? If M$ would make a Windows for ppc and Apple had a marketshare bigger than Linux THEN they would probably bother.

Anyway PPC as a desktop platform is more or less dead with the recent Apple switching to x86.
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Old 01-18-06, 12:17 AM   #39
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AFAIK, Sun primed the pump <cough> to get Nvidia support for SPARC... I think the ball is in IBM's court (or insert other PPC/Power Series vendor here).
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Old 01-10-10, 02:37 PM   #40
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Lol, do you even know what you are saying? If M$ would make a Windows for ppc and Apple had a marketshare bigger than Linux THEN they would probably bother.

Anyway PPC as a desktop platform is more or less dead with the recent Apple switching to x86.
Linux PPC needs nvidia's help! It's retarded to have a needed set of drivers unavailable because of business interests. This is a case of business interfering with human needs.

Apple's abandonment of the PowerPC is one reason we do need those drivers; with Mac OS 10.6 and beyond being Intel-only, Apple has doomed the Power Mac to unnecessary obsolescence. It's up to alternative operating systems to keep fine machines such as the Power Mac G5 line alive in future years. I'm presently running Fedora 12 on a G5, and it's a great system - it only needs an accelerated Geforce 5200FX driver!

Why should this hardware be forced out of life by corporate greed? If nvidia doesn't want to develop the drivers, release the necessary code/information for the open source community to write 3D-accelerated drivers themselves! That would cost nvidia nothing.
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Old 01-12-10, 01:30 AM   #41
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It would be great if they picked their oldest legacy cards up to a certain point and release hardware documentations on them.

Up to NV30 sounds acceptable. All the graphics cards NV40 and up are a billion times more useful with the proprietary driver. Anything less would be good for experiments or servers.

Then again, nouveau is already doing a good job 2d wise targeting full replacement of the useless nv driver, so maybe none of this is necessary.
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Old 01-12-10, 03:08 AM   #42
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Linux PPC needs nvidia's help! It's retarded to have a needed set of drivers unavailable because of business interests. This is a case of business interfering with human needs.

Apple's abandonment of the PowerPC is one reason we do need those drivers; with Mac OS 10.6 and beyond being Intel-only, Apple has doomed the Power Mac to unnecessary obsolescence. It's up to alternative operating systems to keep fine machines such as the Power Mac G5 line alive in future years. I'm presently running Fedora 12 on a G5, and it's a great system - it only needs an accelerated Geforce 5200FX driver!

Why should this hardware be forced out of life by corporate greed? If nvidia doesn't want to develop the drivers, release the necessary code/information for the open source community to write 3D-accelerated drivers themselves! That would cost nvidia nothing.

PPC will became a secondary arch in F13.


https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Archi..._Architectures
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Old 01-12-10, 08:10 AM   #43
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PowerPC on desktop is dead. There's nothing to discuss here.

nouveau can be used on all architectures supported by Linux kernel.
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Old 01-16-10, 12:53 PM   #44
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Well, if you use PPC possibly the best you can do is buy an ATI-1950 if you would like to be on the save side and need working 3D from the beginning and use the open-source drivers.
Or buy whatever RadeonHD which suits you, and wait until OpenGL support matures.

Crying here won't bring PPC drivers alive. It simply doesn't make any sence for maybe a few thousand users. Furthermore the situation will only get worse, now that apple phased out PPC.

Why cry here if you can buy a product which is supported by releasing specs and sources?

- Clemens
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