misbehaving X on quantal ppc w/ nvidia geforce fx go5200
i put a lot of information here before it was suggested to make a new bug:
but to summarize the only way i could get X to start was by turning of KMS, e.g. nomodeset or nouveau.modeset=0 boot parameters. when i did, i got such horrible graphics i wasn't able to even complete the install. a picture can be found here:
even using an alternate to directly do the install, the result was plagued with the same problems.
so i set to make an xorg.conf. by auto-configuring the file per instructions here:
and turning off 3d acceleration which was suggested here:
and found success.
i tried several other things, like disabling other outputs and adding modelines, but this was deemed unnecessarily so i whittled the xorg.conf down to the minimum which you can find along with dmesg and Xorg.0.log here:
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-16-
Date: Thu Oct 4 10:58:10 2012
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Beta powerpc (20121001)
PATH=(custom, no user)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
|Changed in xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu):|
|status:||New → Confirmed|