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Re: Debian PPC test video problem with G5 Quad

Hi Keith,

It’s definitely worth filing a bug.  (See reportbug(1) for details on the procedure.)  I guess, for lack of anything more precise, you should file it against package “installation-reports”.  It will (hopefully) be re-directed to a more appropriate package by the debian installer developers.

I’m really glad to see that there’s still some interest in the Debian PowerPC port!

Keep on testing!


On Jul 30, 2014, at 3:04 AM, keith@refaceplace.net wrote:

> Thanks very much for the reply and suggestion. I'll give that a try later today, when I get done with work.
> I was thinking I might look into the procedure for filing a bug. I have never filed a bug in Debian before. Do you think is worth filing a bug?
> Regards,
> Keith
> On Jul 29, 2014, at 8:56 PM, David Gosselin wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Did you try to update the yaboot configuration with the new parameter?
>> Done properly, this will pass the parameter to the kernel on every boot.
>> Modify /etc/yaboot.conf and add the parameter, then run ybin (please
>> skim the man page if you've never run this before).
>> Dave
>> On 7/29/2014 9:35 AM, keith@refaceplace.net wrote:
>>>> Hi guys installed the test and installation progress everything
>>>> goes fluid At first system boot no video at all on the Xorg Only
>>>> Black Screen , the terminal video is corrupted and not perfect.
>>>> On Wheezy 7.5 everything was working (except the audio) My
>>>> Configuration PowerMac G5 Quad 8Gb , Nvidia 7800gtx 512mb Regards
>>>> Luigi
>>> I have a similar problem on a Powermac G4 MDD, 1.0 GHz single
>>> processor, 2GB ram, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro video card. The
>>> installation went normally, but upon initial reboot, I got a black
>>> screen with only the pointer. I forced the computer to shut down by
>>> holding in the power button for 5 seconds.
>>> The solution, at least in my case, is to enter a boot parameter for
>>> the radeon card at the boot: prompt. In my case it's "Linux
>>> video=radeonfb:1920x1080-32@60" without the quotes. This gets me to
>>> the desktop and from there everything is seeming to work well.
>>> However, the computer fails to "remember" the boot parameter on
>>> subsequent restarts, so that's another problem.
>>> I've been using Wheezy since it was released and it works great on
>>> this machine.
>>> Regards, Keith
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