A RISC-based processor architecture built by IBM.

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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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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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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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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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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?