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Re: Powermac G5 won't boot headless?

Le mercredi 11 octobre 2006 02:11, Benjamin Herrenschmidt a écrit :
> On Wed, 2006-10-11 at 00:29 -0400, Alexandre Gauthier wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I am planning on using a Dual PowerMac G5 as a server. I installed Debian
> > Stable and apt-pinned a few things, such as the kernel from Testing.
> >
> > All is well, until I realized that somehow, the machine apparently will
> > NOT boot headless, that is, if the monitor is not present... this is
> > slightly inconvenient in the case of a mail server that will almost never
> > have a monitor plugged in, unless something is broken.
> >
> > I was wondering if anyone had an idea about this, or maybe a workaround?
> No monitor plugged or no video card ? I don't have a problem with the
> first case though I haven't tested the second case.
> Ben.

No monitor. The machine does have a Video Card.

What happens when I yank the DVI cable from the machine, and reboot is:

1) The chime is heard
2) Fans kick in gradually.

Since I can't see where it is in the boot process at all, I assume it is 
somewhere in yaboot, wich would indeed cause the fans to kick in to full 
speed if left on for a while...

But it never boots completely. Add a monitor, and it's fine...

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