Re: call for testers: powerpc graphical debian installer
On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 05:29:47PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> 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 ?
I tried all combinations of enabling/disabling things in /etc/directfbrc
but unfortunately none helped ...