Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 494420
F-11 beta fails in graphical mode on Powerbook G3
Last modified: 2013-07-02 23:22:06 EDT
Description of problem:
If I try to install in graphical mode on an Apple Powerbook G3 "Pismo" (yeah, it's ancient), anaconda fails to detect the display hardware properly. I see various random screen flashes before it settles on a pattern of blue and white diagonal stripes, which I would say represent failure to sync if this were an analog display; but LED displays are always digital no?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
whatever is on the the F11 beta ISO
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to install ...
The last couple of messages on tty4 are about "putting AGP V2 device into 1x mode". Unsure if that's related. Also, tty5 shows a lot of repetitions of "(EE) R128(0): FBIOPUT_VSCREENINFO: Invalid argument" followed by "[dix] Could not init font path element catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d, removing from list!"
The bug may be of long standing. I had a non-graphical F-9 install on this machine. I don't remember exactly why I chose non-graphical, but it might've been because X didn't work then either.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.
When the anaconda crashes, please, switch to the console (Ctrl+Alt+F2) and cp /tmp/X* to some other place -- USB stick, some other computer via network, some on the Internet, and please attach it to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 338552 [details]
Here you go --- the only such file in /tmp was X.log. (The usual socket files were there too of course)
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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Hmm, neither of the proposed ways to test seems applicable here. The F12 beta composes do not cover PPC, and I don't see how I can yum-update an install disk, which would be needed to get a testable F11 anaconda.
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