Re: Debian 8 on Late 2005 G5, Graphics Issues
I finally got around (very sorry for the long delay!) to testing your 4.3 kernel on my G5.
But I ran into a snag: The 4.3.0 kernel doesn’t seem to have MD (raid) configured in.
Is there a reason for that? Could you build one that does?
On Nov 15, 2015, at 12:23 PM, Peter Saisanas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> It looks like you are not booting from the 3.18.16 kernel.
> If you have installed the packages, you need to create an entry for the new kernel by editing /etc/yaboot.conf and once saved run ybin -v.
> Also, i have built a 4.3.0 kernel deb package.
> Aside from the newer kernel, it also has a nouveau pageflip patch for drm and pre nv50 class gpu's.
> Also, it has i2c-powermac built in to the kernel, so it should automatically start the appropriate windfarm driver for fans / cooling and snd-aoa sound driver for your machine.
> MSI interrupts are enabled again in this kernel, but still wont work with nouveau and powermac 11.2 for now
> Once installing the kernel and modifying yaboot, you need to create a module option file in /etc/modprobe.d and save file as nouveau.conf with the following single line below:
> options nouveau config="NvMSI=0"
> Once file is saved, you need to update your initrd for kernel 4.3.0, apply the change by running the following command:
> update-initramfs -u
> Reboot and if all goes well, you should be booting with kernel 4.3.0 and lightdm login should pop up.
> Up to you, but If you switch to sid repositories, mesa 11.0.5 is available and you should be able to get OpenGL working with nouveau and your particular GPU.
> Google drive link for kernel debs below:
> Please let me know how you go.