Yes but be sure use your screen resolution. Look at the link below.
Hi,On Nov 23, 2014, at 10:01 AM, Herminio Hernandez Jr. wrote:
I had a similar issue with my PowerBook G4 when I installed Jesse. What I did at the yaboot prompt was enter this: Linux "radeonfb:1280x854-32@60" Then the desktop loaded. When I reboot, first I seeFirst stage Debian GNU/Linux BootstrapPress l for GNU/Linux m for MacOS c for CDROMStage 1 Boot: When I try to type something, or wait even a few seconds too long, it goes to this:Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.16Enter "help" to get some basic usage informationboot: is it this second prompt where I should be entering
Linux "radeonfb:1280x854-32@60" and should I include the quotes also?thank you!!Mike
On Nov 23, 2014, at 4:49 AM, "Levin, Michael" <Michael.Levin@tufts.edu> wrote:
I just installed, from a CD, Debian onto an Apple Mac Pro PPC G5. Installation went with no errors (I'm running Linux G5Debian 3.2.0-4-powerpc64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.63-2+deb7u1 ppc64), but upon first boot, I see a black screen and a white arrow cursor that moves when I move my mouse. I assume it's a videocard thing.
0001:06:03.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (rev 01)
0000:f0:10.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV350 AP [Radeon 9600]
plugging in the monitor into the DVI port gives a black screen; using the VGA port gives a white screen on which even the text shell output can't be seen.
and, while the system has an /etc/X11 directory, there is no /etc/X11/xorg.conf (which I understand from my readings might have video card info in it).
I've tried xorg.conf files from mac.linux.be like the g5_1.txt and radeon1.txt and with either one, the X server won't start (ps -A | grep X shows nothing and no cursor arrow appears on monitor). When I delete the xorg.conf, it appears to start (but shows only blank screen).
What should I have in my xorg.conf to make the graphics work?
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