On Oct 2, 2006, at 2:28 PM, Sven Luther wrote:
I am building a new image, and uploading it, stay tuned.
I tried the new image (from http://people.debian.org/~luther/g-i/
powerpc/gtk-miniiso/mini.iso dated 02-Oct-2006 05:07) on my PowerMac
3,5 with the Radeon video card.
/proc/cpuinfo= PowerMac3,5 [69 (PowerMac G4/733MHz Silver)]
lspci= ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV200 QW [Radeon 7500]
/proc/fb= 0 ATI Radeon QW
When I did "DEBIAN_FRONTEND=gtk ; debian-installer",
I got dropped into the text mode installer with the error message:
"Framebuffer not available. Disabling graphical frontend."
I tried it with all combinations of enable/disable of "linux_input" and
"radeon", with the same results.
I also tried it on another machine with ATI Rage128 graphics card
/proc/cpuinfo= PowerMac3,1 (PowerMac G4 AGP Graphics)
lspci= ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 PF/PRO AGP 4x TMDS
/proc/fb= 0 ATY Rage128
I only did this one with both disables in place (unmodified /etc/
It also gave me the same error message about "Framebuffer not
available" and dropped me in the text mode installer.
Is it possible that this image is broken in some fundamental way?