[adelie-users] Adelie Linux 1.0-RC1 32-Bit PPC - Problems with Apple iMac G4 Nividia GeForce 2 / NV11 GPU

From: Jürgen Brunk <juergen.brunk.de_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 11:27:42 +0200

Hi Folks,

I've tested again Adelie Linux after some months of abstinence...

1. The choosen color set of light pink foreground on white background in
GRUB isn't eye candy at all, it's pure eye cancer as it's almost
unreadable. After Installation i've set this in /etc/default/grub:


May you could change this to a more eye friendly color combinatopn in
the final Installation Media also pls?

2. Missing some urgent Informations in the Wiki about eg. needed
Apple_Bootstrap Disk Labels and so on when installing on a new world
PPC. Lucky this Video helped me out:

3. Sadly the GeForce 2 / NV11 GPU in the iMac G4 PPC still won't work
with the current 5.4 Kernel and / or Xorg, using the Nouveau Driver.
Under OpenBSD, which i was giving a try, it was working, more or less,
with the older "nv" driver.

To boot at all from Installation Media, and later from Disk, i've to set
this for Grub as kernel parameters in /etc/default/grub:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="ro modprobe.blacklist=nvidiafb
modprobe.blacklist=nouveau modprobe.blacklist=rivafb"

Any Hints to get a working GUI with that GeForce 2 ?

Thanks and Best, J.
Received on Thu Jul 16 2020 - 09:53:51 UTC

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