PowerMac beige G3 - test of [Re: G3 (or other non-altivec machines) testers sought]
On Jan 14, 2007, at 5:08 PM, Sjoerd Simons wrote:
The best hint to what the problem might be seems to indicate there is
an issue in the libvisual altivec detection code..
I installed on my "beige G3" PowerMac (OldWorld) test machine. I
used the latest d-i netinst CD dated 2007 Jan 21 09:10:17 UTC,
downloaded from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/sid_d-
I did a default install. When it came to running "tasksel" I chose
the "desktop" and "standard" tasks. It installed everything pretty
much as expected except that it wound up in a red screen saying:
[!!] Configure gnome-applets
Installation step failed
An installation step failed.
The failing step is: Select and install software.
I continued anyway and allowed it to reboot, which went pretty much
After the reboot, I tried to log into Gnome. It behaved as described
in bug#404876 (popup telling of a problem loading
"OAFID:GNOME_MixerApplet", and the screen went all wiggly.)
I then followed Sjoerd's instructions for testing.
0: Install gstreamer
1: rm ~/.gstreamer-0.10/registry.*.xml
That directory didn't exist. So there was nothing to remove.
crashed with "illegal instruction"
2b: installed the kernel from SID.
gst-launch... still gave "illegal instruction"
downloaded and installed libvisual-0.4-0_0.4.0-1.0.1_powerpc.deb
from sjoerd's directory.
got "ERROR: pipeline could not be constructed: empty pipeline not
I assume this is the "right" answer?
Then I logged out and logged back in again to Gnome. No more
wiggles. So that fixes the problem, whatever it was.