[rescue] IBM IntelliStation POWER5 9111-285

Charles Monett camonett at woh.rr.com
Mon Jan 30 01:53:49 CST 2012

That's just a PCI ID change in the kernel source(I've run nearly the 
whole set of those under the same code - 4500, 6500, 6000) if I'm not 
mistaken.   Those boards aren't too terribly different from each other 
as far as Linux will see them.  About the only other Linux-side issue 
might be color flipping in X11 - if you have a 64bit userland.

Just how bad has it gotten for Linux on POWER?   I thought it atrophied 
a bit, but I could be mistaken.

On 1/29/2012 5:49 AM, Mark Benson wrote:
> GXT4500P and GXT6500P graphics cards come up relatively cheaply though. I
> think
> mine set me back all of 25 quid. I guess because they don't work in anything
> but
> RS/6000 and pSeries they aren't a lot of use second hand unless you've got
> one.
> If you intend on running Linux get a GXT4500P, not a 6500P. 6500P's only work
> with
> Crux PPC Linux and frankly it's rather basic, as in it's Linux from 1999. Now
> you may
> like that but I prefer a package system that at least does you the decency of
> *trying*
> to find the dependancies :)

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