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Re: PowerPC sid installation

Hi richard,

> Gesendet: Freitag, 13. Oktober 2017 um 09:55 Uhr
> Von: "Rick Thomas" <rbthomas@pobox.com>
> An: "Richard Kuenz" <richard.kuenz@web.de>
> Cc: "PowerPC List Debian" <debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org>
> Betreff: Re: PowerPC sid installation
> On Oct 12, 2017, at 4:17 AM, Richard Kuenz <richard.kuenz@web.de> wrote:
> > On the Powermac G5 Wheezy runs exceptionally well, quick , stable , only the fans are really loud - and i have not found way yet to circumvent this.
> Try this, as root:
> echo ‘i2c-powermac' > /etc/modules-load.d/local.conf
> Then reboot
> Rick

On Oct 17, 2017, at 6:30 AM, Richard Kuenz <richard.kuenz@web.de> wrote:

> unfortunately , it is to no avail.
> i remember having downloaded and installed Kernel 4.5 by Peter Saisanas after Upgrade to Jessie - then the problem with the fans was fixed.
> This Kernel i could not find anymore.
> But i found on GoogleArchive Kernel 3.18 and 4.10;
> Would i be able to install 3.18 on a Wheezy 3.2 System or would i need to upgrade to Jessie first?

On my PowerMac11,2 (PowerMac G5 Dual Core), I’m running stock Jessie, except for kernel “3.18.16-powerpc64 #1 SMP Tue Jun 30 01:03:04 AEST 2015 ppc64 GNU/Linux”  I’m not sure where I got that kernel from.  It’s not the standard Jessie kernel.  It has the i2c-powermac kernel module compiled in, not as a loadable module.

However, I just now booted it with the stock Jessie kernel 3.16.43-2+deb8u5, and did not have the noisy fans you mention.  This kernel also has the i2c-powermac kernel module compiled in.

Depending on your video card, you may or may not be able to use it with a GUI desktop.  Mine is “NVIDIA Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 LE] (rev a2)” and it definitely does not support a graphical desktop unless you have a specially compiled kernel such as the one from Peter Saisanas.  I’m CC-ing Peter in case he has any comments…

Another thing you can try for the fans (as root):
    modprobe i2c-powermac
See if that helps.


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