Just a heads up, everything here is being done in Ubuntu, just because I already had a PPC disk. Later when I have a better internet connection, I'll use Lubuntu, but this was quicker. I have a PowerMac G5 dual Core, with the default graphics card, the Radeon 9600. Great for low shaders, however I cannot seem to get the driver working. For starters, when I click on "Additional Drivers" within the System Settings, it flashes a window, appears in the launcher, then disappears. So, from the ATI site, I downloaded the 32 Bit Driver in the form of a .run file. I made sure it was an executeable and then ran in through terminal. It seemed to verify and uncompress, however the installer ran into an error, and before I could read it, the window closed itself. Trying through another method I found the error to be:
Error: Distro Version entered incorrectly or not supported, use --listpkg to identify valid distro versions Error: Distro Version entered incorrectly or not supported, use --listpkg to identify valid distro versions Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.edUSIT
Does anyone think that the graphics card would be able to secure a driver even though the architecture that the OS is currently running in is commonly unsupported? Or has anyone else found a way to run the driver for this graphics card correctly?
It has come to my attention that the driver may not have been released with PPC support, therefore that may be my problem. Can anyone confirm this?