Linux graphics stack got some PPC-love
  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 137 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    Recently DRI3 rendering infrastructure got availabe on big endian machines (klick). This will be part of the upcoming mesa-17.2 release. Hopefully using DRI3 will fix some of the graphics glitches we MorphOS-dual-booters are experiencing on the Linux side. ;-)

    I gave it a try and built mesa-git on the Gentoo side of my G5. DRI3 got enabled and the desktop was actually usable! Unfortunately it took only a while to the first GPU-freeze. The r300-driver running my Radeon 9650 is known for not be too PPC-friendly. :-( So I filed a bug on the Xorg-List. On the good side the X1000/X5000-Folks reported faster framerates for the already working cards.
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    It would be nice to have a reason to dig out my Quad core G5 again.
    Would a driver that covers the 5000 series also work on a FirePro V4800 (based on the 5670)?
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 137 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    Quote:

    Jim schrieb:
    Would a driver that covers the 5000 series also work on a FirePro V4800 (based on the 5670)?

    Yes. Ye goode olde radeon driver, covering everything from r100 to r600 does the job (klick).

    But of course you have to use a current kernel and build mesa from current git.

    [ Editiert durch ernsteiswuerfel 14.05.2017 - 16:44 ]
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  • Jim
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    Posts: 3879 from 2009/1/28
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    Quote:

    ernsteiswuerfel wrote:
    Quote:

    Jim schrieb:
    Would a driver that covers the 5000 series also work on a FirePro V4800 (based on the 5670)?

    Yes. Ye goode olde radeon driver, covering everything from r100 to r600 does the job (klick).

    But of course you have to use a current kernel and build mesa from current git.

    [ Editiert durch ernsteiswuerfel 14.05.2017 - 16:44 ]


    R600 only goes up to the Radeon 3870.
    But that reference you point to does say its supported.
    Cool.

    Yet another reason to install Linux as opposed to a commercial OS.
    Maybe I can wean myself away from Windows.
    Thanks.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Intuition
    Posts: 841 from 2013/5/24
    From: Englistan
    Quote:

    ernsteiswuerfel wrote:
    Quote:

    Jim schrieb:
    Would a driver that covers the 5000 series also work on a FirePro V4800 (based on the 5670)?

    Yes. Ye goode olde radeon driver, covering everything from r100 to r600 does the job (klick).

    But of course you have to use a current kernel and build mesa from current git.

    [ Editiert durch ernsteiswuerfel 14.05.2017 - 16:44 ]


    This PPA usually has the most up to date graphics stack from git. Dunno if it's automatically compiled for PPC arch though or just x86 and amd64.

    https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/ubuntu/graphics-drivers
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 137 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    Quote:

    Intuition schrieb:
    This PPA usually has the most up to date graphics stack from git. Dunno if it's automatically compiled for PPC arch though or just x86 and amd64.

    https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/ubuntu/graphics-drivers

    Just checked. Interestingly even for Zesty which was discontinued on PPC, packages are still included and up tp date.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Intuition
    Posts: 841 from 2013/5/24
    From: Englistan
    Quote:

    ernsteiswuerfel wrote:
    Quote:

    Intuition schrieb:
    This PPA usually has the most up to date graphics stack from git. Dunno if it's automatically compiled for PPC arch though or just x86 and amd64.

    https://launchpad.net/~oibaf/+archive/ubuntu/graphics-drivers

    Just checked. Interestingly even for Zesty which was discontinued on PPC, packages are still included and up tp date.


    I know what I'll be doing later this week then :)

    Edit: there is also this ppa https://launchpad.net/~paulo-miguel-dias/+archive/ubuntu/mesa

    [ Edited by Intuition 15.05.2017 - 00:29 ]
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