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BennyP
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:37 pm    Post subject: iBook G4 + 2004.2 LiveCD = Black Screen Reply with quote

i booted up the livecd with G4 boot option, and the first bit of the kernel boot up text was shown, then the screen flickered at theusual time, however unlike most times, it did not come back with the console text, it just had a blank screen.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may be wrong, but I think it comes from a problem with the gentoo livecd kernel. Something must be conflicting with the framebuffer drivers since this problem will be gone once you'll boot from a custom compiled kernel.

Here's what I conclude about the 2004.2 livecd's kernel:

1: You won't be able to boot it everytime. This mysterious beast will work when he/she will feel like it.

2: Your only chance to boot the livecd is to pass the "video=ofonly" to the G4 kernel.

3: Once you boot, thank god and proceed to install, but if you're to use a stage1 tarball, get the 2004.1 one. The 2004.2 one found on metadistribution.org never worked for me, missing a gcc profile or something. Could be me though...

hope it helps.
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