Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 832237
fedora 17 install DVD fails to start X on PowerMac G5 + Geforce 5200
Last modified: 2013-07-31 17:50:37 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to boot the fedora 17 installer on a PowerMac G5 (dual processor 1.8GHz, pci-x model) the monitor signal is turned off as soon as X is started.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the fedora 17 install DVD and wait.
Anaconda waiting for me to tell it what to do next.
The graphics card has two DVI ports -- only one monitor is attached (I have no way to try the other port since I lack a compatible cable).
This has been a problem for all the Fedora 17 install media (Alpha, Beta).
Do you see the high-res console before X is supposed to start? Are you able to ssh in and collect the dmesg output at all?
Created attachment 592472 [details]
Output of dmesg from an SSH session on the machine
Everything but X seems to be working fine -- ssh works just great.
> Everything but X seems to be working fine -- ssh works just great.
That is, everything is working great untill X starts up -- as soon as X starts the monitor dies.(In reply to comment #3)
The console appears as expected and booting works with no real issues.
Workaround - Disable "phantom" port TV-1
Append kernel parameters at boot:
Using Fedora-18-ppc64-DVD.iso. Apple G5 1.6 Nvidia FX 5200 connected via DVI(DVI-I-2) to VGA. Nothing connected to "ADC" connector (DVI-I-1)
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