[OT] Dead video card

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 01:47:09 CDT 2010


On 08/17/2010 01:39 AM, Jeff Massung wrote:
>
> Guys, it's just hardware. If there's no code to run it on the hardware, then
> yes, it won't work. But, there's no such thing as a a piece of hardware that
> cannot possibly interface with another piece of hardware. One could make an
> ATI video card be run from a Z80 micro processor if one felt so inclined.
> It's just bytes and cycles, and maybe a little soldering. ;-)
>
>    

Um . . . yes: but "ole slack brain" over here in Bulgaria wouldn't know
how to write a driver even if somebody was holding a gun to his head:
nor, for that matter, is he prepared to sit down and study that type of
coding for 2 weeks when what he needs is a video-card that works with
his tatty old Mac right this minute . . .  :)



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