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Re: Debian 8.6 fails startup for Apple PPCs

On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 10:12 PM, Kristen <kristen@atmyhome.org> wrote:
> List,
> I am wondering if the Apple PowerPC line of computers are still
> supported in Debian? I have tried to use a netinstall of Debian 8.6.0 on
> a G3 iBook, a G4 MP, and a G5 iMac and all have failed in the same manner.
> The install appears to progress wonderfully. However after the initial
> reboot the system fails with a message reading "Oh no! Something has
> gone wrong.". If I click the button to "Log out" I am given only a blank
> black screen. The virtual terminals also fail to respond. I suppose I
> can SSH in if I hunt for the IP address assigned via DHCP.
> Any thoughts about this?

I cannot find the thread anymore but basically GNOME 3.x has extra
requirement, which older graphics cards do not have. As suggested, you
should pick another desktop environment. I would also avoid KDE. I am
a happy xfce user, but MATE may work if you want to stay closer to
GNOME 2.x (not tested)


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