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Re: call for testers: powerpc graphical debian installer

On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 03:42:31PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 01:40:13AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > 
> > It seems we finally got most issues with the graphical installer on powerpc
> > sorted out, thanks to all those who tested, and to Attilio who provided the
> > patch. I have done a build which you can find at :
> > 
> >   http://people.debian.org/~luther/g-i/
> > 
> > (Well, in an hour or so, once i finish uploading it).
> > 
> > We would like people to test the gtk-miniiso images, both on 32bit and 64bit
> > machines, and would probably be most interested in tests from those not using
> > radeon graphic cards, like those having nvidia based powermacs.
> I have a February 2005 G4 PowerBook with nVidia graphics chipset.  The
> installer fails completely.
> If I just type 'install' at the boot prompt the screen goes black after
> the kernel messages and remains black with a small line prompt appearing
> in the upper left corner at regular intervals.
> With 'install video=ofonly' (or whatever the suggested alternative boot
> command was) I get a ton of DirectFB error messages that loop quickly.
> If it's helpful I can attempt to jot them down.
> Here is my hardware info:
> cerebus:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep motherboard
> motherboard     : PowerBook6,8 MacRISC3 Power Macintosh 
> cerebus:~$ cat /proc/fb
> 0 NV32
> cerebus:~$ lspci | grep VGA
> 0000:00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34M [GeForce FX Go5200] (rev a1)

Thanks diego, this is great.

Would you be able to do the testing as suggested by Eddy, disabling the nvidia
module as well as the linux_input one, and see if any of these make things
better for you ? 


Sven Luther

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