eep - Thanks for the logs. I've compared them to those you posted back when ojordan was working with you on the Lubuntu live test. I see two potential problems but am still missing what I hope is the final piece of the puzzle. We will probably have to break it to fix it. (So I can see additional log info.)
Refresh my memory if the following is correct:
1. You get kernel panics after install until you disable KMS.
2. You were able to boot the Lubuntu live test using nouveau.modeset=0 (With the expected messed up colors.)
BTW: Never use Abiword, Libre, or other advanced formatting word processors when editing system files. (like *.conf) Always use a text editor like nano, gedit, or leafpad.
@str8bs: Yes, break it to fix it . . . and thanks for the thoroughness of your effort . . . . On the first point, the kernel panics--usually the kernel panics are happening when restarting from OSX to get into the Wheezy side since "wake from suspend" has never happened I keep the computer in OSX most of the time, and this is an intermittent problem that will happen as the CLI is going thru the dmesg list, and it will then say "rebooting in 180 seconds" . . . if I just let it alone it will toggle thru the choices on its own and after 2 or 3 tries it will get to the login manager. Sometimes it will just freeze and will not say, "rebooting" . . . and I have to shut the computer down with the power button. But, in this latest round of problems that hasn't happened as much--but, so far, I haven't "disabled KMS" . . . ?? which is using some yaboot parameters in the second yaboot window? No, except for needing single user mode recently I haven't put anything in the second yaboot window . . . and it might be 50% of times to a kernel panic or not.
2). Yes, I could boot the Lubuntu LiveDVD, which was I believe the only LiveDVD that could boot up in the iMac that wasn't a black or half screen . . . . I followed ojordans suggestions, I can't remember whether it was for "nouveau.modeset=0" or if it was something else . . . . But, right, the colors were so pixilated that it was pretty much impossible to read. I could see I was in my Gmail account, but couldn't read the emails, etc. Do you need me to try to boot the Lubuntu DVD again to see what works? I may have posted what I ran?
3). Yes, I know not to use Abiword to edit files, I just used Abiword on one of those files to "open" and "save as" it . . . since right-click showed that. Of course the dmesg file "could not be opened by any application" . . . so using the code you provided was used. I usually use nano . . . like if I decide to remove the "# if this doesn't work then try 24" I'll use nano . . . BTW what does the 24 do as far as the color goes? Anyway, I'm waiting to see what we are going to break before making any further adjustments . . . .