IBM gxt4500p with CentOS

Mc128k asked:

I have the following card installed in a DELL Poweredge server, is it possible to make it work with linux?

I am using CEntOS 6.

The card is an IBM gxt4500p originally made for AIX, but I see the driver should be inside the kernel.

lspci sees it.

Do I have to configure Xorg? I need it only for the DVI connection.

I answered:

You would have to replace the kernel, as the kernel shipped with CentOS doesn’t include the framebuffer driver for this ancient card. Better to just replace the card with practically anything, unless you have absolutely no other choice.

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