Have you tried installing xdm? I found that it used the least of the PB1400s precious resources. The other option is to login on the console and start your WM of choice from the console.

WARNING: I'm a noob. I still can't get mine to network properly (although I haven't put much time into it, honestly).

Dan Johnson

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1. Re: Trouble with 1400cs G3 333 Debian Install (Grant Davis)


Message: 1
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 18:22:50 +1000
From: Grant Davis
Subject: Re: [Nubus-pmac-users] Trouble with 1400cs G3 333 Debian
To: For users of Linux on NuBus PowerMacs

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Hi Guy,

Although your reply did not make complete sense, and did not
reference my reply as directly as I would have liked,
some of it did remind me of what I had to do and I have made some

I now have a decent install of Debian sarge on my 1400.

I am having trouble getting any gui to install and work however, it
seems to install but never activates.

Can you or someone else help me on that front?



On 10/06/2007, at 9:43 AM, Guy Paddock wrote:

> Hi Grant,
> I don?t you can boot the linux CD directly; you?ll need to format
> the hard drive with an HFS partition and install BootX or similar
> boot loader first, then download one of the kernel images w/
> installers from the nubus-pmac website and install it into the HFS
> partition.
> Once you select the boot loader as the active OS and reboot, you
> will boot right into the installer and can then insert the CD to
> continue.
> --Guy Paddock
> From: nubus-pmac-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:nubus-
> pmac-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Grant Davis
> Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 12:49 AM
> To: nubus-pmac-users@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [Nubus-pmac-users] Trouble with 1400cs G3 333 Debian Install
> Hello out there,
> I want to install Debian on my PB 1400cs, but I am not quite sure
> on the exact procedure.
> The method listen on the website is outdated, and the new
> instructions don't really help.
> I am trying to use the miboot15jan2006.iso to start the
> installation burnt to a CD, but all I get is a floppy icon with the
> flashing ?.
> Can someone out there please give me an exact and detailed run down
> of the steps for installation?
> If it helps, for instructional purposes, in the past I had the RAM
> upgraded to 64MB and a 10GB hard drive installed.
> I have tried to install a few other linux's a while back before G3
> card support was included and gave up until now.
> Kind regards,
> Grant.
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