How to run MorphOS on unsupported iMAC G5
  • Butterfly
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    Flash
    Posts: 69 from 2019/11/1
    Hi Frank,
    What about G5 quad official support ?
    I have mine with pcie eth card (Realtek) and pcie Wi-Fi card (atheros) running okay from at least mos 3.13 release.
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    Kronos
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    Flash wrote:
    Hi Frank,
    What about G5 quad official support ?



    Since non of those can run MorphOS out of the box I doubt that ever to happen.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    > The main reason iMac G5 isight isn't officially supported is that there
    > are plenty of other iMac G5 variants that don't work at all to run
    > MorphOS, so you basically are on your own to look one up that works.

    Isn't this the same as with eMac and PowerBook G4?
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    is it possible to use the webcam and internal microphone in the iMac?
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Thanks for the question, I would love to know the answer to this too.
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    Quote:

    Kronos wrote:
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    Flash wrote:
    Hi Frank,
    What about G5 quad official support ?



    Since non of those can run MorphOS out of the box I doubt that ever to happen.




    ? All I changed was my video card, and my quad is running MorphOS fine (I still need a network or wireless card). 8 GBs of memory (w/ >6 going to waste), but no problem leaving it all in place. I did have trouble trying to install a CMI based audio card and a SiI3132 PCI Express SATA controller card, but I'll try those again now that I have it running.

    Not enough expansion slots and they are too close together (wide video cards cover the nearby slot).
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  • Just looking around
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    Hi there, why does the G5-20" work and the G5-17" 1,9Ghz (x600pro) not?
    What hardware is the problem on the 17" model? Thx
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    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2421 from 2003/3/5
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    There are subtle changes between the models and even production runs of the same model. We've had enough of the hardware to look into the 20" but not the 17".
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    At Geit@Home I wanted to show Frank my 17", we will try next time...
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    Posts: 472 from 2003/11/25
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    sailor wrote:
    inspired by zukow thread about powermac G5 here is some info about MorphOS 3.12 on unsupported iMac G5/2.1 (PowerMac12.1):



    Ran into really cheap same iMac G5 model and happy to report I am typing this from Wayfarer

    So far very elegant and nice experience with MorphOS 3.15 and Crysalis, thanks to everyone involved.


    [ Edited by vox 22.03.2021 - 17:54 ]
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  • Jim
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    drzeissler wrote:
    Hi there, why does the G5-20" work and the G5-17" 1,9Ghz (x600pro) not?
    What hardware is the problem on the 17" model? Thx



    Yes, support (unofficial) for the 17" A1144 would be useful. I can get good buys on these, and I'd like to avoid rebuilding the coolant system on my G5 quad for awhile.
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    cyfm
    Posts: 442 from 2003/4/11
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    Jim schrieb:
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    drzeissler wrote:
    Hi there, why does the G5-20" work and the G5-17" 1,9Ghz (x600pro) not?
    What hardware is the problem on the 17" model? Thx



    Yes, support (unofficial) for the 17" A1144 would be useful. I can get good buys on these, and I'd like to avoid rebuilding the coolant system on my G5 quad for awhile.


    Get some of those and send at least one to MorphOS team - then there might be a chance ...The only reason there is unofficial support for the 20" isight one is that I got hold of one quite some years ago and didn't want to keep it in the closet forever ...

    But seriously, we have plenty of machines supported already. We really don't have plans to expand the range even further. While it looks like some machines are just a (down)scaled version of some other model, it doesn't always scale that well on the software side of things and needs considerable effort to add support.
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    Kronos
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    cyfm wrote:


    Get some of those and send at least one to MorphOS team - then there might be a chance ...



    Well there seems to be one in the 2nd class city not so far away (look 3 posts below yours)


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    Kronos schrieb:
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    cyfm wrote:


    Get some of those and send at least one to MorphOS team - then there might be a chance ...



    Well there seems to be one in the 2nd class city not so far away (look 3 posts below yours)


    *runstothehills*


    Well, to my knowledge, the only offer so far was to tinker with it on some geit meeting, so ...
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