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Re: Debian 8 on Late 2005 G5, Graphics Issues

That's what I did. Have lxde running, seems to be doing pretty good, idling ~8% and 323MB.

On June 9, 2015 6:59:48 PM CDT, Herminio Hernandez Jr <herminio.hernandezjr@gmail.com> wrote:
Use LXDE or XFCE. They are much more lightweight and you will have a better experience.

On Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:20:23 -0500
Dylan <dylan.maxwell@ymail.com> wrote:

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
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
last line under your default kernel (probably named Linux) as well to
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
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
driver, but that's an issue for another email on the Debian PowerPC
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
I can get into terminal from this screen and work there just fine
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
Im guessing if I could roll back to whatever Wheezy had for X/Nouveau
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


And here: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=122386


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