Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4024 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
I finally managed it to get X running on my 2nd graphics card (standard Radeon with x86-BIOS). :)
In case someone is interested I wrote a rather comprehensive HOWTO on the Ubuntu Forums (klick
I used a G5 11,2 with PCIe, which is not supported by MorphOS, but the procedure should be the same for the AGP Macs too. I wonder if it is possible to run the x86-card in the AGP-slot and some older PCI Mac-card in a PCI-slot to get a G5 7,3 up?
Good question, our Radeon drivers under MorphOS will allow R500 X86 cards to be used, but I've been avoiding installing Ubuntu on my G5s right now because I don't have a card with a mac rom that will allow me to see the system boot up.
However, I'll have to get around to installing it at least on my PCIe G5, as I'm rather tired of running Ubuntu on 32 bit cpus (Firefox is a PITA, and Chrome is only available for 64 bit systems).
But all the new you have posted is welcome news, the HOWTO in particular.
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