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

Rogério Brito escribió:
On Sep 03 2009, sergio sevillano wrote:
cd /etc/X11 && wget http://theapt.org/openbsd/xorg.conf
did the trick
im into KDE now
Nice. What were the problems that you were seeing and that it fixed?
Please, provide more information with your e-mails or it will be hard to
help you.

i think i have said so in previous mails, but if you what a brief here it is:

· tried to install several live cd distros, did all steps asked but all ended in a blank screen after final reboot
seemed to be a graphic card issue
· so finally installed SO from debian-502a-powerpc-netinst.iso
with the no desktop option
· from the console i installed xorg and KDE:
$ apt-get install xorg
$ apt-get install kde
both did ok so i start:
$ startx
same problem again: blank page, also after reboot
· so i forced SO to start with the console at yaboot
boot: Linux 1
· i tried to install xserver-xorg-video-radeon
$ apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-radeon
didnt work, probably mi connection or typo error
· checked  /etc/X11/xorg.conf 
$ nano etc/X11/xorg.conf
and, yes is empty
· i copy one xorg.conf  from the internet from a user that has same machine as me
$ cd /etc/X11 && wget http://theapt.org/openbsd/xorg.conf
it gets writed whit name xorg.conf.1
so i open it with nano command and save it with name xorg.conf
i get into KDE succesfully. no more blank page

It would be a good thing if you could post your xorg.conf file on the
Debian wiki, so that other people can be referred there (and it is also
a very good source of information in general, BTW).

One of the starting points would be:

does normal apt-get install xerver-xorg-video-raedon
(Gee, pay attention with your spelling)

modify anything else than xorg.conf ?
Do you really have a radeon card? I'd think that an old TiBook would
have a Rage Mobility M3 card, but there were so many revisions of the
Tibooks that I may be mistaken. Which one do you have?

Apple PowerBook G4 550 MHz
graphics card:
ATI Mobility Radeon (4X AGP) graphics with 16 MB of DDR SDRAM
as it says at:

You can check what is your card by looking at the output of lscpi
(better yet would be to gather information once and for all with lshw
run as root).

$ lshw
bash: lshw: command not found
Regarding if installing the radeon driver, if you installed it it would
not touch your configuration. Debian systems don't change the
configuration made by the user (or, if they do, they would be
conspicuous about this).

i have seen it, that´s nice.
i have run again
$ apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-radeon
now it does not give me errors
but says it changes nothing, i allready have newest version.

Regards, Rogério Brito.

sorry, for my typos.
im not native english
and the keyboard is apple laptop spanish.
so, many keys are not what they seem.

thanks a lot, for all your great help
i have learned many commands.
i will try to ask those basic at general debian list.


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