I've been trying to install Ubuntu on a Power Mac G5 (June 2004 model) and I'm having a problem getting the wireless to work (Airport Extreme card).
After the installation and the update was complete, I got a "missing firmware" message for my wireless. I followed the PowerPCFAQ instructions to troubleshoot it. I discovered that the wireless card I have is a Legacy card, so I installed that driver. However, instead of working right away (or after rebooting) it say "Disconnected" and it doesn't see any wifi connections within range.
I tried different flavors / versions of Ubuntu, as follows:
- Lubuntu 12.10 PPC (the installation window kept freezing -- couldn't even install it.)
- Lubuntu 12.10 PPC Alternate (installed, but as soon as the system restarts, it freezes.)
- Lubuntu 12.04 PPC Alternate (installed fine, but with the wireless problem mentioned above.)
- Ubuntu 12.04 PPC (same as above) Ubuntu 10.04 PPC (same as above)
- Xubuntu 10.04 PPC (installed fine, but with same wireless problem and it crashed while updating)
Could anyone help me out with this, please? I searched online for days to no avail. Thanks in advance!