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Re: Help! Install problem; simple solution?

On Don, 2012-06-28 at 00:15 -0500, deleteme wrote:
> Just installed Squeeze (debian-6.0.4-powerpc-netinst.iso) on a working
> New World iBook G3, and everything went smoothly until the first boot
> up of the new system. After displaying the typical sequence of
> line-by-line boot progress, the log-in screen was presented to me in a
> completely jumbled fashion.

Assuming that means the whole screen is garbled, we'd need to see at
least the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file and ideally a screenshot/photograph
showing the problem.

> [...] I won't be able to use any advice like "type this, click that,
> execute such-and-such."

Why not? If you don't have a second machine for ssh access, you can try
switching to console with ctrl-alt-F1, and if that doesn't work, you can
boot into single user mode by adding 'single' on the yaboot kernel
command line and go from there.

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

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