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
-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
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).