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Re: Debian on iMac G5

Hi Steven,

2016-03-17 2:25 UTC+02.00, Steven Grunza <steven.grunza@gmail.com>:
> 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
So the console is working.
> [ looks like a timestamp ] nouveau E[    DRM] DDC responded, but no EDID
> for TV-1
> I'm getting these about one every 10 seconds.
X has a problem. In your place I would try with an xorg.conf like the following:
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Configured Video Device"
    Driver      "nouveau"
    Option      "Monitor-TV-1"  "Configured Monitor"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "Configured Monitor"
    Option      "Ignore"        "true"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Default Screen"
    Device      "Configured Video Device"
The idea is to disable the chip internal TV output that is not connected.

In addition you could add the kernel command line option (with the
same meaning):


but since you can see the console, it's probably not necessary. The
file to edit is /etc/yaboot.conf, and afterwards you have to run;
'sudo ybin -v'.

> 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)
I've tried this on a PowerMac G5 with a similar - probably identical -

Yet another thing to try - in case the above does not help - is to
create the file /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau.conf:
nouveau noaccel=1
But this disables the acceleration.


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