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Re: Linux on new iMac G5 PowerMac12,1 -- OK, Windfarm???

I now got a full running Debian Linux system setup on my iMac G5 PowerMac12,1 "i-Sight" using the 2.6.16-rc1 kernel and netinstall via Debian etch.

-Network (eth0): OK
-using append="video=ofonly": works OK
-needed to disable any X attempts and gdm (crashes), console only works OK. (No X)
-build-in hardisk workes fine

I have one question about the windfarm stuff, what happens here?:

if I boot into Linux via yaboot directly (no OF commands), then the Windfarm stays at some comfortable (and usual) slow speed for some time, as I was playing around in linux suddenly it speeded up to max and stayed there. What happens here, is there some kind of emergency control already?


On Jan 22, 2006, at 12:58 AM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:

On Sat, 2006-01-21 at 23:01 -0500, Percy Zahl wrote:
Very good and thx! This works and I was able to start the Debian
installer, to partition the disk, init with ext3 and begin the Net-
Install. DHCP worked just fine.
Let's wait for X support then, would be kind of nice to have.

However, the graphical Linux Penguin Logo of the kernel showed up OK!

Yes, with "ofonly" it sticks to the 8 bits framebuffer initialized by
the firmware... enough to display the penguin but not much more

I'm not sure yet what's up with the video. I might ask you to send me
register dumps and to try various things later, maybe next week, I'm a
bit "offline" at the moment (vacation).


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