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Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275

Unread postby DaSeitz » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:37 pm

I'm going to try out Linux on my RS/6000 275, however it won't work with the gxt6500p graphics card. GXT135p cards would do the job, but they are almost impossible to find (not willing to pay a fortune for it). The gxt135p is identical to the matrox450 except for the bios. Someone managed to flash the ibm bios on a G450 and it worked. I guess IBM does not offer it for download.
To the question:
Does anyone know other graphics cards working with (suse) linux on power? (I know of gxt:130p,135p). Or does the 6500p work with recent versions of other linuxes? Thank you very much.

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Re: Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275

Unread postby ppcaddon » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:42 am

to use gxt6500p you get use a kernel patch from CRUX PPC devel tree or install directly this distro.

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Re: Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275

Unread postby ppcaddon » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:51 am

if you have a GXT135P (matrox gpu) and is on PCI:0001 you could get a working DRI but you need to patch the libdrm source.
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Re: Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:07 pm

Interesting, explains why I had problems installing Linux graphically on the 275..
I thought it was jut my config...
I'd been using mine headless for PHP testing, web site backups, source code control, etc..

I should take everything off it and install AIX..
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Re: Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275

Unread postby mattst88 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:53 pm

I wonder if you can use a Radeon with kernel mode setting.
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Re: Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275

Unread postby chatuser » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:31 pm

I've got an IBM 7044-170 with dual boot with two hard disks.

The machine originally came with a GXT4000P card that doesn't work on Linux. I tested two video cards:

S3 Trio64V+: identified on AIX as GXT110P, this card is no longer supported on AIX 5.3 (read AIX 5.3 release notes), but it works fine on AIX 5.1 and Linux.

Matrox G200: identified on AIX as GXT130P, it also works fine on AIX 5.3 and Linux.

So I choosed the Matrox G200 video card for AIX 5.3 and Linux. When Linux boots a nice penguin is shown on the screen, but you can't use the keyboard and mouse until Xwindow is started.

I also tested a Matrox MGA 2164W Millennium II on Debian GNU/Linux, but image got corrupted when I moved the mouse and colors changed suddenly on the image.

My two cents: go to a PC technical service and ask for an old Matrox G200 video card, you will get it totally free.
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Re: Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275

Unread postby bingogu » Thu May 20, 2010 6:25 pm

i need a gxt135p 16M graphic card bios (also called firmware) badly.
pls send me a copy of it. i'll pray for your family.
my email: ninetailed@foxmail.com
or a valid link will also help.

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Re: Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275

Unread postby bingogu » Thu May 20, 2010 6:29 pm

if u got a gxt135p
u could dump its bios via this tool ftp://ftp.matrox.com/pub/mga/archive/bios/2006/setup_g258_2.exe

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Re: Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275

Unread postby bingogu » Thu May 20, 2010 6:52 pm

I have no credit card,I'm afraid I can't help u. I also have a gxt3000p working on my 44p170.

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Re: Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275

Unread postby bingogu » Thu May 20, 2010 7:10 pm

Traditional market is my favorite choice.
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Re: Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275

Unread postby ppcaddon » Sat May 22, 2010 2:41 pm

eMGee wrote:Do you want to buy mine? You're welcome to make me an offer (please use the private messaging system).


are u selling your fresh bought £10 GXT135P ? I'm interested, i wont to donate it to CRUX PPC Team.
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Re: Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275

Unread postby ppcaddon » Fri May 28, 2010 11:15 am

@ eMGee

is there some news? I'll wait for your reply.
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