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  • Apple MacPro Late-2013 with Dual FirePro D700's

    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....0#post13608820

    I'm getting frustrated. I've tried Debian, Centos, SteamOs and now Ubuntu. I've tried kernels ranging from 3.X to 4.X all the way up to 4.9.10 (latest stable). Custom compiling, stock kernels, etc .... I've been using Linux since 1994 extensively so I'm no stranger to code, compiling or getting into the nitty gritty of Linux.

    I've tried the radeon, fbdev (with limited success), amdgpu and amdgpu-pro. Nothing works.

    The reason I keep going and trying to make this work is that I see support for the Tahiti XT chip.

    Can anybody shed any light on whether or not the D700 can be used with Linux?

    Ian.

  • #2
    I stumbled across a post that shows promise:
    https://varunpriolkar.com/2016/12/ho...-ubuntu-linux/

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    • #3
      Can you pastebin your dmesg output ? Didn't see that in the other thread.

      Are you using BootCamp ? AFAIK that is what supplies the VBIOS image.

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      • #4
        Hey bridgman, Here ya go!

        http://pastebin.com/Mae5NSJE

        That paste is from Debian Stretch RC2.

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        • #5
          Should be fixed by: https://cgit.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/...d5952a8db9ab83

          Note that macs are always a challenge due to their proprietary design.
          Last edited by agd5f; 02-17-2017, 04:16 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by agd5f View Post
            Should be fixed by: https://cgit.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/...d5952a8db9ab83

            Note that macs are always a challenge due to their proprietary nature.
            Was it forbidden to use wip code, because "that is the way kernel development works";-)

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            • #7
              I'll bite and be a guinea pig.

              I'll test it out shortly and post my results.

              Ian.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by debianxfce View Post
                Was it forbidden to use wip code, because "that is the way kernel development works";-)
                It is forbidden to follow your troll-guides which leads users to the FrankenLinux

                Alex just point out to the commit because that is how opensource works - i show you a patch which should fix an issue or git point you might try.

                If we live in blob world he will say "issue is already known and it will be fixed in next release" or he might point out to build of hotfix driver, etc... but hotfix is not regular release, that is still not recommended to no anyone else
                Last edited by dungeon; 02-17-2017, 07:00 PM.

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                • #9
                  The kernel was the key and fixed the issue. I see a couple glitches here and there and errors being spewed in Xorg.0.log.

                  For now I'm going to enjoy Ubuntu on my Mac and work on the errors tomorrow.

                  Thx.

                  Ian.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dungeon View Post
                    It is forbidden to follow your troll-guides which leads users to the FrankenLinux
                    As we see here and several other cases, it is better to use latest code where bugs are fixed, see:
                    https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...in-living-room

                    As we see here, dungeon way using Debian "stable" and compiling mesa leads users to the FrankenLinux.
                    https://www.phoronix.com/forums/foru...rivers/page171

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