Re: Anybody tried installing squeeze on a PowerPC Mac recently?
Rick Thomas wrote:
Installing squeeze on a G4 PowerMac from the "sid d-i" daily
All seemed nominal during the install. But after the reboot,
the login screen did not appear. I was left sitting at a text
console. In fact, it appears that gdm and nearly all of the
gnome-desktop-environment task is missing. (And yes, I did check
"desktop" during the tasksel phase of the installation!)
When I logged in and typed "startx" I was left with a black
For what it's worth, an i386 install at about the same time went
This is repeatable. I've tried it with two different dailys. And
with Businesscard and Netinst CDs.
I just updated Lenny to Squeeze on an i386 and had the same problem as
far as gdm being missing. It came up in the text console so I started
fiddling with the xorg.conf file. It seems like 3/4 of the Debian
installs I've done have needed such fiddling. I fired up X and also got
a black screen. I finally realized gdm was missing so I used aptitude
to install it. It came up in the GUI okay after that. The one item I
have to had is that postgresql and a couple of related packages threw
out errors when aptitude ran. I've tried re-installing them with no
luck. Postgresql appears to be running and I haven't seen anything
complaining about it. Oh, I did notice that only postgresql 8.3 was set
up in init.d. I disabled it and enabled 8.4. No change though.