Linux kernel 3.x problems on PowerMac G5

Denis Kirjanov kirjanov at
Sun Mar 3 19:23:23 EST 2013

I'm running 3.7.6 without any problems on my quad core machine. You
have to try to compile with g5_defconfig...

On 3/3/13, Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at> wrote:
> On Sat, 2013-03-02 at 17:22 +0100, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> > Thanks. Then i configured something wrongly probably.
>> > I tried Linux and it boots too.
>> > I looked around on the Internet and it seems i'm not the only one
>> > who has problems with Linux 3.x on my PowerMac G5.
>> I have no problem with 3.8 either, but mine is a PowerMac7,3.
> Ok. I have a quad core G5 which is also a 11,2, it's even my primary
> workstation in the office :-) So it tends to work fine but I admit I
> haven't updated the kernel on it in a while.
> Phileas, send me the .config you're using, there might be an issue
> there, I'll do some tests next week.
> Cheers,
> Ben.
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