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Right now, with a PowerMac G5, the only way to install the graphics driver from the ATI binaries would be to patch the kernel, for my Radeon 9600 is only supported with the 9.3 installer, while the 12.6 has no effect. My current issue is that the new kernel with an old driver is preventing the install. Is there a way to correctly patch this without issues?

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My gut feeling is no, because the current (3.2) kernel ABI may not be fully backward-compatible with the binary blobs in the old 9.3 installer. Sorry :(

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Thank you! Just a quick question, do you know of any graphics drivers that would work with Radeon 9600 and PPC that are open source? – etsr Jul 5 '12 at 17:41
Which driver is loaded by default when you first install 12.04? – izx Jul 5 '12 at 17:48
Can you pastebin the output of lsmod please? – izx Jul 5 '12 at 18:40
Well, you are using the open-source radeon driver provided by the kernel; I don't think there's another alternative that will perform better (other than binary blobs). – izx Jul 5 '12 at 18:47
Did it work in 11.10? – izx Jul 5 '12 at 18:51

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