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Low graphics mode when installing 12.04 from a live CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I have a PPC G4 tower with XCLAIM VR RAGE 128 PRO PCI DVI MAC, Microsoft mouse and a Crywolf Coolmac ...
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Installing Ubuntu (any distro) onto a iMac G4 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac G4 with no OS: can Ubuntu be used? I recently received a iMac G4 with no OS, so instead of buying OSX I though 'why not try Ubuntu'. I have it running om my laptop ...
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main differences between PC and a Power PC

In the Ubuntu documentation i have gone through PowerPC . Whats the matter with a Power PC and what are the good things if we compare with General PC .
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Boot failure on PowerPC Mac with encrypted LVM

I have a PowerBook G4 that was previously running Debian squeeze, and before that, OS X Leopard. It worked fine under Debian, but I disliked the GUI, so I decided to give Ubuntu a try. I downloaded a ...
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does anyone have an imac compatible with ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to install ubuntu on imac sorry for bad english as i have posted before. i'am trying to install an ubuntu. any flavor or version would do. i really want to try it. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Graphics issues with Radeon 9600 - PowerPC

A while ago, I asked how to get the ATI/AMD drivers for a Radeon 9600 working on a PowerMac G5. The machine itself isn't bad, but the support for drivers and applications don't cover the Power PC ...
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PowerBook G4 (3,5) airport drivers

I'm looking for the airport drivers for my Powerbook G4 model 3,5 (link) Where can i find those?
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Why have there been no 12.04 PowerPC updates for weeks - as of 26 July 2012?

it seems PowerPC port 12.04 updates have stopped. there have been none for some time but there is plenty going on in intel land. there are proposed updates for today - 26 July 2012 - is there a ...
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Can I patch the PPC 12.04 kernel to allow older ATI drivers to install?

Right now, with a PowerMac G5, the only way to install the graphics driver from the ATI binaries would be to patch the kernel, for my Radeon 9600 is only supported with the 9.3 installer, while the ...
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ATI-Radeon 9600 Driver is not installing: 12.04 LTS

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 ...
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How do I install Broadcom's firmware for a PowerPC?

I'm running 12.04 LTS on a PowerMac G5 and I have one problem. My wireless PCI card has my "Firmware Missing". I already know about Broadcom's poor wireless support with Ubuntu, and it's b43 however ...
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PowerPC macs and 12.04 LTS Application Support

So, I have an older computer sitting in the closet, a PowerMac G5 tower. A great machine, a whole lot better than my Dell that I'm currently using, so my question is, with a PowerPC processor would ...
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want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Powermac 11,2

want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on Apple Powermac 11,2 (G5) which has GeForce 6600 LE video what is the necessary text command to enter at boot prompt? I have tried the regular and alternate CD iso's ...
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Can't get Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Live to load properly on Apple iMac PowerPC

I've tried 2 different ISOs (one that I burned and a copy from eBay) and tried nearly every bootloader option when I boot from the Live CD. All i get is colored horizontal lines and no text on the ...
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Reinstall OS on a dual-boot system?

I have an old (2005) iMac G5 with a PowerPC processor. It currently runs MacOSX and Ubuntu 12.04. I believe that the bootloader I use is yaboot. Anyway, Ubuntu 12.04 runs really sluggish so I ...
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User Accounts not listed in System Settings User Accounts

I'm running 12.04 on PPC (IMAC G5) - but have a problem with creating/editing user accounts with the System Preferences User Accounts tool. All updates have been downloaded and installed. When I ...
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Why is Lubuntu 12.04 so slow to start up and shut down on my Mac Powerbook G4?

I just installed Lubuntu 12.04 on a Mac Powerbook G4 12 inch laptop (G4 867 MHz Powerbook with 640 Megs RAM and an 80 gig HD). It works, but just barely, with a painfully slow shutdown (about 3 ...
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Is the current version of Ubuntu usable on a PPC mac?

Is the current version of Ubuntu usable on a PPC mac? I've got a "lamp shade" mac from 2003 that I'd like to recycle into my first Linux computer. I'm not a programmer. So it appeals to me that ...
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Install ubuntu on a PowerMac G5 with no CD drive

The PowerMac G5 is a 1.6GHz model. I do not have access to a CD. Can I use usb or a partition to install Ubuntu on a PowerMac G5?
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Blue iMac running Debian will not boot Ubuntu from cd drive

I have a older blue iMac that is running Debian linux.(An old version of about 3 years ago without update. Doesn't run well after loading) At the choice of loading linux from from hd or cd, I ...
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Architecture parameter ignored by apt-get

I'm trying to download the package wvdial and its dependencies so that I can put them on a USB stick and install them on an old Mac with no internet connection. However, the command sudo apt-get -d ...
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Keyboard layout switch custom shortcut keys [closed]

How to change keyboard layout switching shortcut keys to Shift+⌘ (Apple command key)? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with Mac keyboard. There is no Apple command key in Keyboard Layout Options. When I try ...
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php5-mysql install, error 404 Not Found

I get this message when I try to install php5-mysql http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/pool/main/p/php5/php5-mysql_5.3.3-1ubuntu9.7_powerpc.deb 404 Not Found It's the same when I try both the ...
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Booting PPC Mac from CD using Open Firmware

I've not had any success booting from a CD or DVD with various PPC versions of Ubuntu using any of the suggested keys such as "C". The only thing that has worked consistently for me is booting into ...
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Xubuntu or Lubuntu on a Mac mini?

My Mac mini doesn't have sufficient hardware for Ubuntu 11.04 (specifically Unity I think), and so I have to use the classic environment, which is fine, but it seems to run slower on 11.04 (I'm ...
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Can I Upgrade to 11.10 on my PPC 10.04?

I have 10.04 installed on my MacMini PowerPC, I was thinking about upgrading to 11.10, can I do this through an update or do I have to find and download a community supported iso file?
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Can I download and burn an Ubuntu CD for the Mac on a Windows PC?

I have a Mac G4 with a corrupted operating system. I don't want to reload OS X again, but want to try Ubuntu on it. If I download the current release of Ubuntu on a Windows machine and burn the ISO, ...
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Mac G4 with no OS: can Ubuntu be used?

I was given a Mac G4 without the operating system. It had Mac OS 10.4. Is there an Ubuntu version I can use for the Mac like there is for my PC? If so, what version? And are there any special tricks ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my iBook G3?

How can I download Ubuntu on my PC, burn it to a disk, and install it on my iBook G3?
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PowerPC version of Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04 wont boot on my Mac

Startup Disk does not see it as bootable. Holding down C gives up and ejects it. I have tried PPC version of CDs for both Lucid and Maverick.The machine is a 867 MHz PowerPC G4 with 512 MB RAM.I Got ...
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Where is the PowerPC version of 11.04?

Anyone know where the powerpc iso for natty is? I found the one for oneiric -- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily/current/ but there is not one for natty in http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/
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How to Install 10.10 to an External Hard Drive

I recently got a used external hard drive from a relative, and decided that I would like to have a fresh system around, so I can program, etc. without all of my junk around. I downloaded the 10.10 ...
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Which Ubuntu flavour is right for my Power PC machine?

I know that there is quite a few "flavours" of ubuntu. However, I want to get the most performance out of my machine. I'm not sure which one to use. Specs: PPC 500mhz processor, 384MB RAM (10.3 ...
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PowerMac G4 no console and/or crash on boot [closed]

I found an old G4 PowerMac (Silver 2002 AFAICT, 933MHz CPU with 256MB PC133 RAM) the other day and decided to use it as a server. I've done all this many times before on PC hardware, though never on ...
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Apple G4 733Mhz and 512Mb Ram… Any suggestions on what to use for good performance?

I'd like to install Ubuntu on this little g4 I've found... I hope to get a better performance than Os X 10.4, is it possible? I thought about using a server minimal install and then put on it gnome, ...
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Mac keyboard keys

after my install on Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat on my iBook, I have noticed that used keyboard layout is a PC one, and not Mac one. Let me explain it more clearly : As an example, Mac keyboard defines a ...
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“No required driver detected for unity” on Apple iBook G4

I know this question exactly looks like “No required driver detected for unity” on Dell Mini 1010, but like the title states, I'm not using a Dell Mini 10, but an Apple iBook G4. From what I ...
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Schema org.gnome.Empathy not installed

Having recently installed Ubuntu on my iBook G4 (yup, power PC style), I click on all available buttons to see what happens (as Ubuntu is full of nice buttons, really). Strangely, when clicking the ...
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Install netbook remix on maverick meerkat [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Unity after installing Desktop Edition? Hi all, I've recently decided to give my old iBook G4 a new life. As a consequence, after some search, I found ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my Playstation 3?

I'd like to use the Cell processors in a PS3. Given the changes to PS3 firmware recently, what is the best way to get Ubuntu installed on a PS3?
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What sort of information do I need to send a bug report to nouveau developers?

I'm aware that nouveau on PPC is "known to work" more than "rigorously tested" but I'm having issues with certain OpenGL 2D programs (not 3D) where the colors are completely off. While it could be an ...