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Re: Running Debian Lenny on PowerMac G5

On Wed, 2010-02-17 at 01:25 +0100, Tiresia Giuno wrote: 
> 1. suspend/hibernate does not work really: I get after a while just a
> locked desktop. I remember well, I read somewhere that
> suspend/hibernate does not work on powerpc. Is it true? I think it
> works on PowerPC Laptop, why not on Desktop?

For  sleep (suspend to RAM), IIRC simply because noone's implemented the
PMU/SMU support necessary for it. Not sure what the issue is for

The linuxppc-dev mailing list might be better for finding out more about

> 2. Restart works ok, but shutdown does not work properly (from gnome
> or from terminal). The last messages I get are:
> [1990.045234] Disabling non-boot CPUs
> [1990.053558] Cannot set affinity for irq 16
> I must then press the power button. If I wait longer, the fans start to
> be quite loud (again I had this problem also with another similar
> PowerMac G5)

I think this is a kernel bug which is fixed in newer kernels.

> 3. Last problem: I can watch .avi files, but doesn't matter which
> player I do use, it happens that the movie stops, I can't access my
> desktop anymore, but the audio is still on... I had a look on various
> logs, but I did not find anything interesting

Sounds like a GPU lockup, which video card / X driver are you using?

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |                http://www.vmware.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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