I checked my screen info (on the monitor itself), and I tried
but no luck :-( the cursor does the Linux rolling circle of dots at the beginning, and then turns into an arrow cursor, but nothing else - all black...
On Nov 23, 2014, at 4:32 PM, Herminio Hernandez Jr. wrote:
> Yes but be sure use your screen resolution. Look at the link below.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Nov 23, 2014, at 11:44 AM, "Levin, Michael" <Michael.Levin@tufts.edu> wrote:
>> 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 see
>> First stage Debian GNU/Linux Bootstrap
>> Press l for GNU/Linux
>> m for MacOS
>> c for CDROM
>> Stage 1 Boot:
>> When I try to type something, or wait even a few seconds too long, it goes to this:
>> Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.16
>> Enter "help" to get some basic usage information
>> is it this second prompt where I should be entering
>>> Linux "radeonfb:1280x854-32@60"
>> and should I include the quotes also?
>> thank you!!
>>>> 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.
>>>> lspci gives
>>>> 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?
>>>> Mike Levin
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