Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136044
Installer doesn't recognize Mac G4 Ti PowerBook's original's monitor
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:52 EST
Description of problem:
LCD display turns to crap, just after message stating that the monitor wasn't
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to install FC on above h/w
2. Get past the step asking for the install media (HTML); and have it configure the
ethernet (using DHCP); and complets its installer download;
3. and then the screen goes all wacko
"linux text" works? seems similar to bug #121265. We should probably
build a PPC tracker for failed hardware, wrt display issues at some
BTW, once installed, try system-config-display and if it breaks, file
bugs here too
Also, not yaboot related, reassigning to anaconda
Hmm, "linux text"? Yes, it should stick to text mode.
Googles for "linux text install", perhaps:
yaboot.conf on the boot image I downloaded only contains "mac", perhaphs "mac
text" works (what ever happened to "-a" .... ;-). Or perhaphs I should add a "novideo"
option to the config (google threw that up also :-)
Yes, "mac text" at the boot prompt should work for you (if you're
using the FC2 test tree). With more later rawhide releases, its now
changed to "linux text"
Depends on which you're using from http://fedoraproject.org/fedorappc/
- the FC2 one there is "mac text" the FC3test2 one is "linux text".
Yes, the install guide needs updating, its actually already updated on
disk, I just need to clean it up a little more before pushing it out
All the best :)
If mac text doesn't work for you, mac text noprobe might be better...
Yes, that workede (actually both did, I first installed FC2, and then
went back and installed FC3test2). I've now a 500mhz Ti G4 !gigabit
PowerBook running FC3test2.
Recommend always starting up in text mode, or at least strongly
highlighting it in the doco.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 149188 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.