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Re: Powermac g5 strange colors with gui

Have you ruled out the possibility of a hardware issue either with your monitor, video card port(s), and video cable itself?  Sometimes bent or missing pins on the video cables or loose connections can cause such problems.  Just wanted to throw that out there.


On Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 10:31 AM, Aidan Sciortino <2001flyingpigs14@gmail.com> wrote:


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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