[OT] Dead video card

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Tue Aug 17 13:53:50 EDT 2010


still those G5 are loved by video production students on a budget. They can
pick them up cheap these days and they run Final Cut which is king among
video stuff.

(Wearing my film school graduate hat)

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 2:50 PM, stephen barncard <
stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com> wrote:

> 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
> necessary.
>
> 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
> expensive.
>
> 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?)
> > Best,
> >        François
> > Le 16 août 2010 à 22:08, Jeff Massung a écrit :
> >
> > > No such thing as a "Mac Compatible" video card... or a "PC Compatible"
> > one
> > > for that matter. That's just a matter of branding.
> > >
> > > The only important question is whether or not there are good video
> > drivers
> > > 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
> > >wrote:
> > >
> > >> Wow!
> > >>
> > >> I returned from 4 days in the mountains to find the video-card on my
> G4
> > MDD
> > >> had 'died';
> > >> this is a nuisance as I will be unable to release my Devawriter Pro
> > before
> > >> 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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