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Old 12-12-02, 04:56 AM   #1
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Default nVidia drivers for Linux PowerPC

Anyone knows if nVidia have intention to release drivers for linux ppc arch also?

I'm trying to make X works on an iMac G4 with GeForce4 without success! :-(
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Old 01-20-03, 11:10 AM   #2
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I would alto like to know this... I spent all day saturday tring to install debian Linux on my mac... After the process was completed I come to find out tat X will not work with the NVIDIA GForce2 card. Quite dissapointing.
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Old 01-20-03, 12:11 PM   #3
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For GeForce2 graphic card try this solution:

http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/suppor...l/nvidia.shtml
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Old 01-20-03, 12:34 PM   #4
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Don't the tarballs work?

Since the only difference between Linux/x86 and Linux/PPC should be the underlying hardware and therefore the executables and shared libs, compiling from source with a native compiler should work...

Oh, wait a minute, crap. I think I answered my own question -- the libs (nvidia_drv.o, libglx.so, etc. -- anything in the NVIDIA_GLX package) are not compiled from source.
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Old 01-20-03, 12:50 PM   #5
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Since the only difference between Linux/x86 and Linux/PPC should be the underlying hardware and therefore the executables and shared libs, compiling from source with a native compiler should work...
Compiling from source? NVIDIA XFree86 drivers are closed source!!!!
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Old 01-20-03, 03:26 PM   #6
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Don't the tarballs work?

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Oh, wait a minute, crap. I think I answered my own question -- the libs (nvidia_drv.o, libglx.so, etc. -- anything in the NVIDIA_GLX package) are not compiled from source.
Did you read the rest of the post? () I remembered that they weren't compilable a bit later there...

Though actually, the GLX package isn't the only thing that isn't compilable. The NVIDIA_kernel isn't entirely open-source, either.

So if you wouldn't mind, go ahead and completely disregard my previous comment.

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Old 02-27-04, 12:45 AM   #7
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Arrow Possible solution?

I'd like to see what people (especially nVidia developers) think about this:

http://nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthre...ight=linux+ppc

I think this is where you were going with using the object files, but it would be a bit more work than you thought (if it's even possible).
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