Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 428 from 2003/11/24
> No, but it can obviously work with Intel based ROM
AN>No, a graphics card with Intel-based ROM can not work in a PPC Mac. I wonder how AN>many times this must be repeated until you grasp it.
Sad sad limitation as it can work on other PPC board. Now I am glad I dont own
PPC mac since I would be limited to Apples crazy pricing.
> like my cards in SAM460ex and X1000.
U-Boot of the Sam460 and CFE of the X1000 include a rudimentary x86 emulator. That's why they work with graphics cards with non-PPC ROM.
Good. So those standards are not that bad.
> Surely Apple machines are a bit more kinky.
The PPC Mac OpenFirmware lacks an x86 emulator. Not sure whether that's to be called "kinky".
Everything about apple seems to be kinky.
> That is reality I do live each day I turn X1000.
I don't doubt your problem with your X1000 (btw, I thought you gave it away to get the Sam460?), but opposed to what you claim it is not caused by the lack of a PPC ROM in your Radeon HD6870.
Its on my desk for PPC Linux customization for DJ Nick. OpenGL, new kernel, he wants KDE ... we do live in same city.
> Hope that is not obstacle that cannot be overcomed
I'm afraid it is.
I am sad.
> or we (team) could bake their own reflash
That would be old school way.
> RadeonHD is way sooner or later
Not for PPC Macs.
Thanks for making it clear. Now list of cards I can surely
get for SAM460ex esp. low profile and I am good to go MOS.
x1000 user, ASAP Vampire Standalone user, future MOS user