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Re: installing debian on an: Apple PowerBook G4 550 (Gigabit - Ti)

sergio sevillano wrote:
i have tried many live cd distros un-successfuly

i gess im having trouble with the graphic card:
(ATI Mobility Radeon (4X AGP) graphics with 16 MB of DDR SDRAM; screen size is 1152x768 )
so all previous installations where ok but after final reboot
i could not visualize the desktop.

finally i have installed debian502 but with no desktop.
plain console that looks ok to me.

can someone give me a hint of what should be next step?

i gess is finding a driver for the card,
then installing KDE?


Peter Rooney escribió:

you minght not have installed any Xserver or desktop environment packages - you can try running
 apt-get install kde
which installs everything needed.  can you post the contents of file


i have finally installed xorg with "apt-get install xorg"
and then kde "apt-get install kde"

seems to install it ok

then i have run "startx" and ... blank page

now i can not get back to the console
i have shut down the machine
but now allways starts directly to the blank page after yaboot

sorry now i dont know how to take a look at

besides the blank page i have to tell you ive been using linux for a couple of days so im not familiar with any syntax (commands)


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