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Re: Debian 8 on Late 2005 G5, Graphics Issues

That actually worked. It's REALLY slow in software rendering though, might have to install kde or something :(


On June 9, 2015 9:15:56 AM CDT, Brock Wittrock <brockwittrock@gmail.com> wrote:
On my dual core G5, I have to disable hardware acceleration when using the nouveau driver by adding this to my yaboot parameters.

If that works, you'll want to add this to your /etc/yaboot.conf file as the last line under your default kernel (probably named Linux) as well to make it permanent.

Save those changes, and then run "sudo ybin -v" to apply those changes.

I'm currently trying to get 3D acceleration working again on the nouveau driver by compiling the latest drivers directly from Nouveau's git repository and using a later kernel. Unfortunately, I'm getting a GPU locked up message at boot, which causes my system to fall back to the fbdev driver, but that's an issue for another email on the Debian PowerPC mailing list and possibly a bug report to the nouveau maintainers.


On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 8:40 AM, Dylan <dylan.maxwell@ymail.com> wrote:
Computer is a Late 05 G5 Tower
PowerPC Dual Core 2.0
2GB Ram
Random 160Gig HD
Geforce 6600 Graphics
Trying to run Debian 8 Jessie -official Powerpc
Chose Cinnamon on Install

I have installed Jessie but it boots to a scrambled black and white screen.
I can get into terminal from this screen and work there just fine except for a constant "isochronous cycle too long" error, but I think that is a different issue.

Have tried "nomodeset" at boot. It gets me to a black screen with a purplish cursor.

Wheezy worked fine, no problems and worked perfect right from install so Im guessing if I could roll back to whatever Wheezy had for X/Nouveau (or whatever runs the graphics), I might be able to get this working.

I'm a noob and looking for some steps to take, Id really like to get Jessie working if possible.

Ive asked about this in a couple different places and didn't get much help.

Here: https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/debian-26/ppc-mac-g5-debian-8-jessie-graphics-problems-4175543659/
And here: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=122386


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