Re: A few questions about stretch ( testing ) on a PowerMac G5
On 02/05/2017 12:12 AM, dev_user wrote:
> The first of many little problems that I hit is that the nouveau driver is just terrible and all I see on the screen is a very very messed up pile of what
> looks like static. So there is no GUI no graphical login at all that works. I created a file in /etc/modprobe.d/ thus :
nouveau is problematic on PowerPC. If upgrading to the latest kernel
doesn't help, I recommend using a different graphics adapter.
> So question one is how do I edit the /etc/apt/sources.list to get a valid repo site somewhere for packages? Nothing I seem to enter there works at all and
> I only ever see ( after a lot of hang time ) this message :
> root@charon:/etc/apt# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
> #deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Stretch_ - Official Snapshot powerpc DVD Binary-1 20161031-06:51]/ stretch main
> deb http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
> deb-src http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
> deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
> deb-src http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib
> What content do I need in the /etc/apt/sources.list file to get a repo that supports powerpc ?
There is no Stretch for powerpc. You have to use "unstable" instead:
> deb http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
> deb-src http://ftp.ca.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
This will work.
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