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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:14 am    Post subject: Solved: Powerbook G4 cd boot display 2 white lines Reply with quote

This is a solution in a post in case it benefits anyone else.

I suddenly developed a need to do some PPC development, and have been through quite the odyssey in the past day or two. I have very little experience with linux on PPC so it's always an adventure.

The machine is a powerbook G4 15" with the ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 Lf [Radeon Mobility 9000 M9] (rev 01). It is about a year old.

Basically every bootable PPC CD I tried resulted in the display freaking out with 2 white lines accross the middle and bottom. After a little research I discovered I could pass video=ofonly on the boot prompt to fix that problem.

But then it froze during boot after printing out the line core99_setup_cpu. Adding nol3 to the boot options fixed this problem as well.

So in summary, the following is the boot line i used
Code:

G4 video=ofonly nol3


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