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Re: Debian on iMac G5

On 17/03/16 08:10, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:
On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 9:08 AM, Clive Menzies <clive@clivemenzies.co.uk> wrote:
On 17/03/16 00:25, Steven Grunza wrote:
Should I expect Debian debian-8.3.0-powerpc-xfce-CD-1 to work on an Apple
iMac G5?

I tried installing it and just have a blank screen.

Using Control-Option-F1 I have a text console on the built-in display that
is displaying

[ looks like a timestamp ] nouveau E[    DRM] DDC responded, but no EDID
for TV-1

I'm getting these about one every 10 seconds.

Is there a different video driver I can try?  If so, how to I enable it?

lspci reports a "VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation NV34M
[GeForce FX Go5200]  (rev a1)

Hi Steven

I've a different GeForce (6600) but Debian stretch (testing) with
4.5.0-rc2-powerpc64 kernel works for me.

You can get the kernel built by Peter Saidanas here:
OP did mention he was using 'powerpc' not ppc64 flavor.

But I am curious is the official debian kernel 4.5.0-rc2-powerpc64 not
working for you ? What's so special about the one from 'Peter
Saidanas' ?
Hi Mathieu

I wasn't aware there is an official debian 4.5.0-rc2 available but confess I didn't look when I was trying to get my G5 up and running. If I have time, I'll try the official kernel to see if it works here.



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