[OT] Dead video card
stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Tue Aug 17 13:50:40 EDT 2010
I'm guessing compatibility is where the Forth language is concerned. Forth
is terse, can be interpreted, has a tiny footprint and is known to be near
machine code speed for some operations.
But it's true you or your motherboard could get burned making assumptions
about anything that isn't specifically tested for MacOS (and the version you
want to deploy) AND the G4 hardware. It's a minefield so much research is
Computerdom has already deemed my 'ancient' PCI G5 as worthless and will be
furnishing no more updates. Google didn't even bother porting a G5 browser,
Digidesign gave up a year ago. Eye-TV just quit updates for G5. The
replacement hardware for this old stuff becomes 'rare' and thus more
2010/8/17 François Chaplais <francois.chaplais at mines-paristech.fr>
> isn't there a difference between PPC and Intel video cards? Something
> related to the ordering of bits in the bytes (big Endian v.s. small Endian,
> or something like that?)
> Le 16 août 2010 à 22:08, Jeff Massung a écrit :
> > No such thing as a "Mac Compatible" video card... or a "PC Compatible"
> > for that matter. That's just a matter of branding.
> > The only important question is whether or not there are good video
> > for your particular OS for that piece of hardware.
> > If you go look at the ATI or nVidia websites, look over their drivers and
> > see if there's a driver set for the OS you have and the card you are
> > considering buying.
> > Jeff M.
> > On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 3:00 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com
> >> Wow!
> >> I returned from 4 days in the mountains to find the video-card on my G4
> >> had 'died';
> >> this is a nuisance as I will be unable to release my Devawriter Pro
> >> I can "see" into
> >> my computer.
> >> Has anybody any links to Mac compatible video-cards??????
> >> I find that Amazon is full of video-cards but they give no indication if
> >> they are
> >> Mac compatible.
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