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Re: Powermac g5 strange colors with gui


I have installed the kernel as suggested above,  and when I run uname -a it returns that the kernel is running, but the graphical errors persist. Do I need to do something more? I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to graphics, so I may have just gotten it wrong.

Thanks for the help

Aidan Sciortino

On Tue, Dec 29, 2015, 11:09 PM Rick Thomas <rbthomas@pobox.com> wrote:
Hi Aidan,

Welcome to the Debian-on-G5-Macs club!

Peter Saisanas has a patched kernel that fixes this problem.

Check out this discussion in the mail archives:

To cut to the chase,
1) download the two ".deb" files at this URL:
do the following steps as root
2) do a "dpkg -i" on each of these ".deb" files.
3) do "update-initramfs -u"
4) Modify your "/etc/yaboot.conf" file to add a stanza pointing to the
new kernel and initrd files in /boot
5) run "ybin"
6) reboot and select the new yaboot option you created in step 4

You should be good to go

I've CC-ed Peter in case he sees anything I've missed here...


On 12/29/2015 3:27 PM, Aidan Sciortino wrote:
> Hello,
> I've successfully gotten Debian 8 stable up and running on my powermac
> g5, but am struggling to get a gui configured. The computer has an
> Nvidia fx 5200 graphics card, and I'm using the nouveau driver.   The
> colors are extremely messed up, and I'm thinking it's a problem with
> nouveau. Has anyone else had this problem before? Does anyone know of
> a solution?
> Thanks
> Aidan
> --
> Aidan Sciortino
> Inventor
> Engineer
> Dreamer

Aidan Sciortino

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