Re: Nvidia support in Mandrake (or some other distro)?
From: Mike Dee (emteedee_at_optushome.com.au)
Date: 15 Dec 2004 09:44:43 GMT
C Lund <clund@notam02SPAMBLOCK.no> wrote in
> I've been seeing a lot of comments on the WWW about the lack of
> Linux support for nVidia cards (apparently because of nVidia's
> refusal to support it or something). Is this correct? Would my
> onboard GF2mx not work properly with Linux?
No, that's not [quite] correct. nVidia distributes current compiled
Linux 3D drivers for their chipsets, but not [any] Mac/PPC binary
AFAIK. I may be wrong, I'm just finding it hard to find any info
I think this would be a real 'bitch' to anyone developing a Linux
for PPC over these past 4 or 5 years. :(
> My main motivation for installing Linux (Mandrake) is the hope of
> being able to play ETF (http://etfgame.com/) on my mac. But if my
> GF2mx won't work, then my only reason for installing Linux is "cuz
> I can"... B(
I wouldn't give up on trying it out first, just because you can.
I read that Ubuntu [Linux] has nVidia 3D support
Also read that it's a text based install.
Wether that [either] is true or not, I don't know. It's up to you to
be the guinniepig as I don't have the nVidia card in my Mac and have
yet to install another Linux on this current Mac. Too busy with
spring and what's passing for summer here, + the December Xmas rush
is a mad time of year. :)
A Mandrake PPC page, with item stating nVidia support:
Page describing an alternative way to install Mandrake.
Also there's a list called 'mandrake-cooker-ppc'. Here is an Archive:
The freshest are at the top.
Subscribing to the cooker-ppc: