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