Posts Tagged ‘Apple Hardware’

ATI Card

Monday, April 17th, 2006

I’ve had a huge amount of problems installing Linux on my Apple PowerMac G5.  The problem seems to stem from the ATI X800 video card.  ATI is notorious for having poor Linux support, and this is no exception.  The Linux drivers on their website are kernel specific and only for the x86 platform.  I download and tried to install Fedora Core 5, Gentoo, Ubuntu, and Yellow Dog Linux.  All of the distributions had problems from locking up to erroring out.