Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 485267
F10 on G5 powerpc (ppc) doesn't boot graphical mode
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:54:17 EST
Description of problem:
The default installer dvd for ppc won't show any graphical display. It appears to hang, but may be waiting for some input on some screen I can't see.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F10 2.6.27 installer kernel
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot PPC DVD
2. select default boot options with enter key
3. system kernel boots and comes up, when anaconda tries to transition to graphical mode nothing happens (or screen goes blank)
System should boot to graphical mode
booting with video=ofonly text kernel options lets installer start.
I believe this G5 has nvidia PCIe hardware.
possibly useful post http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-715093-highlight-core99setupcpu.html
Output from lspci on the system:
0000:00:0b.0 PCI bridge: Apple Computer Inc. Device 005b
0000:0a:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600 LE] (rev a2)
0001:00:00.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. U4 HT Bridge
0001:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Broadcom BCM5780 [HT2000] PCI-X bridge (rev a3)
0001:00:02.0 PCI bridge: Broadcom BCM5780 [HT2000] PCI-X bridge (rev a3)
0001:00:03.0 PCI bridge: Broadcom BCM5780 [HT2000] PCI-Express Bridge (rev a3)
0001:00:04.0 PCI bridge: Broadcom BCM5780 [HT2000] PCI-Express Bridge (rev a3)
0001:00:05.0 PCI bridge: Broadcom BCM5780 [HT2000] PCI-Express Bridge (rev a3)
0001:00:06.0 PCI bridge: Broadcom BCM5780 [HT2000] PCI-Express Bridge (rev a3)
0001:00:07.0 PCI bridge: Apple Computer Inc. Shasta PCI Bridge
0001:00:08.0 PCI bridge: Apple Computer Inc. Shasta PCI Bridge
0001:00:09.0 PCI bridge: Apple Computer Inc. Shasta PCI Bridge
0001:01:07.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. Shasta Mac I/O
0001:01:0b.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
0001:01:0b.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
0001:01:0b.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 04)
0001:03:0c.0 IDE interface: Broadcom K2 SATA
0001:03:0d.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. Shasta IDE
0001:03:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Apple Computer Inc. Shasta Firewire
0001:05:04.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5780 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 03)
0001:05:04.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5780 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 03)
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