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Run Ubuntu on an iMac G5

I have an old iMac G5 (without a webcam) that I would like to get running Ubuntu. The iMac has no hard drive in it, and I would like to get a live CD running so I can test out Ubuntu before I buy a ...
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libdvdcss2 install-cs.sh not completing on PowerPC Mac (or other achitectures besides x86)

Did an install of Lubuntu 12.04 a few days ago, and managed to get libdvdcss2 installed - all good, then I mucked up the installation because I'm a noob, and could no longer install Libdvdcss2. So, ...
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Software Updater under Lubuntu 14.04 on Apple iBook G4 [duplicate]

I get no further than "Requires installation of untrusted packages" "This requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources" I click OK but the installer stops.
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS Power Mac G5 Booting loop

I'm a happy owner of Power Mac G5 dual 2,3Ghz (PowerMac 11,2) and I'm trying to install newest version of Ubuntu Mate. Installation goes well, whether I have a second partition with Mac OS or not, but ...
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Is anyone got Ubuntu Mate PPC working properly on a 2004 eMac G4?

I have got a 2005 17" CRT eMac G4 with 512k ram running 10.4 Tiger and I am thinking of putting Ubuntu Mate on it. I already use it on my Raspberry Pi and on some old intel based notebooks at work (I ...
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Why do I have to edit xorg.conf to get onboard crt display to work on my old Imac G3 400mhz?

When I turn on the system, the lubuntu boot screen shows just fine, but when the logon screen pops up, the screen shuts off. only whenever I plug in an external monitor, I could get a display. It ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my PPC?

I want to install 14.04 LTS on my Power Pac PowerPC. Where do I find the mirror to download the proper version?
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G5 PPC ubuntu mate 15.10

I have a G5 mac apple 2ghz 4gb of ram with nvidia graphics. Im installing from a cdrom. Once I hit enter to launch the install from yaboot the screen goes black and never changes. The dvd drive will ...
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SSH Remote-Connect from Windows 10 to Ubuntu MATE 16.04 PPC @ light-dm

After reading some stuff (mostly outdated, unfortunatly) - I want to ask if there is a way to have ubuntu machine connected with a Windows 10 machine (both in the same Network, not connecting from ...
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Ubuntu server 15.10 ppc error

I´m installing Ubuntu server/mate 15.10 ppc into a PowerMac G5 with a Mac Nvidia 6800 Ultra DDL Graphics Card, 6Gb RAM, sata 250Gb, wifi and bt cards. And always I got the same errors, a black screen ...
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What's the difference between install-powerpc and install-free-powerpc? “install-free”?

I'm not sure which one to type in, and I can't find any info online that explains the difference. I'm afraid the difference may be very important. I noticed there's also "install" and ...
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Has anyone been able to install Ubuntu Server 14.10 on IBM E880 Frame (9119-MHE) (POWER8) on EMC san?

Has anyone been able to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 or 14.10 on IBM E880 Frame (9119-MHE) (POWER8)? We are using EMC san disk and having issues at the detect disk phase - none of the drivers have ...
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Ubuntu PPC64 14.04 LTS with dual VIO on IBM Power8

Does Ubuntu PPC64 14.04 LTS support the dual disk I/O path provided by dual VIO servers on IBM power8 systems? Alternatively, is it wise to install this server with storage provided by just a single ...
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No sound on imac g5 (2005), running ubuntu mate 15.10

I have no sound. There are no devices in sound settings, and gnome-alsamixer does not show any sound cards (alsamixer was not found by apt-get). I have tried the advice in ...
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Spotify Client on iMac G5 running Ubuntu 12.04?

I tried installing Spotify today on my iMac G5, using this as a guide. I was able to install the key, but was unable to access the repository, no matter what I tried. When I ran sudo apt-get update, I ...
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Deluge permission denied after 5 minutes of restart

I'm getting an error of "Permission Denied: torrent-name.iso" about 5 minutes after I add the torrent file, I'm using Deluge on a headless Ubuntu Server 14-04- LTS PPC, Deluge is running with my user ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my Mac PowerPC G5

How do I install Ubuntu on my powerpc G5? which version do I download? where do I download it from? and how do I get it to install? I tried burning ubuntu powerpc 12.04 and booting from the cd and all ...
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iI left the install running overnight, i come back, system ask password

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.0.4 on a mac powerbook G5. I left the install go during I was asleep. I wake up, come back to my other place, It looks fine! I ended up on ubuntu desktop, wow, but ...
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Blank Screen after running Lubuntu software updater..Power PC Lubuntu Install

This is not a repeated question.. because none of the users I read have installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a PowerPC G4 Tower I can successfully install Lubuntu 14.04 Installation goes perfect and flawless. ...
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Installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

I get a boot screen.. that comes to a menu that reads: The system is running in low-graphics mode.. I click OK.. then I get a screen that reads: What would you like to do:.. Run in low-graphics mode ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 12.04 PPC on a PowerPC G4 from commands line or fix the graphical mode?

I recently got a Mac as a gift, a PowerPC G4 , which has 1GB of RAM but came with no optical drive or hard drive. So I put a dvd burner and a hard drive of 40 GB I got. Then download an iso of Ubuntu ...
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acpi ppc probe failed - how to hide this message? [duplicate]

I read other topics about this error: acpi ppc probe failed But I haven't found a solution how to turn it off. Can ignore it - I know, but I don't want it to display at startup. Console distorts ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu on PowerPC iBook G4

I've got an iBook G4, and I'd like to install Ubuntu on it. Where do I need to download the correct version of Ubuntu? And once I have the ISO, how do I use it? I am new to this, so could someone ...
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No sound on powerpc, soundcard not detected

I am running Lubuntu 13.10 on, among other machines, a Mac iBook G4. I hear the signature sound on turning the machine on, but there is no sound when playing audio or video. ...
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How to install NVIDIA drivers to PowerMac G5

I don't know how to install much-needed nvidia drivers on my powermac g5 quad. I am using ubuntu 14.04.2. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I cannot get into desktop
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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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Installation of Lubuntu 14.04 fails on PowerPC iMac G3 “mount: can't find /run in /etc/fstab”

I am trying to install Lubuntu on an iMac g3 because OS 9 stinks and that is about the only way to make one of these wastes of plastics useful. I burned a disk with the power pc version of Trusty ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 on powerbook g4 “Wireless Networks device not found (firmware missing)”

I installed Lubuntu 12.04 on my powerbook g4 but when I try to connect to WiFi it says "Wireless Networks device not found (firmware missing)" How do I fix this? I am new to Lubuntu (and terminal). I ...
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Can Ubuntu run on a Mac with PowerPC? [duplicate]

I have an iMac with a PowerPC chip in it. Can Ubuntu run on it? I have Mac OS X 10.4.11 running on it right now. The brand is Apple.
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server on a PowerBook G4 - Can't get partitions to work

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an old PowerBook G4 I had lying about. I get through the installer to the point where it tries to create the partitions. The first attempt I just told it to ...
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How can I find Power PC specific charms?

Is there a method to search specifically for those charms that support installation on Ubuntu 14.04 LE on Power PC?
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Can you update from Ubuntu 12.04.1 to 14.04.1 on powerpc?

I have an iBook G4 that has Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) installed on it. Update Manager says there i can update to 14.04.1 LTS, and I would like to know whether or not I can update without any serious ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Macintosh PowerPC, no CD-drive, USB boot not working

I've got a Macintosh PowerPC G5 running on Mac OSX 10.4, it's a bit too old to upgrade to 10.5 and 10.4 doesn't have compatibility with much. I decided to install Ubuntu instead, I have attempted to ...
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xubuntu power pc low requirements iso mirror

I am trying to restore an old iMac G3 with Xubuntu and I succeeded in installing 6.04 but I could not find a download for 14.04 PPC that supported installation below 194mb of RAM. I do not wish to ...
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iMac G4/800 (2.1) - nouveau or nv?

I'm having fun getting Ubuntu going on an old PowerPC G4 iMac with integrated nVidia grahics - Geforce 2 MX / NV11. (Fun of course is the goal, as the likelihood of this old system being useful is ...
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How do you install GUI on POWERPC Ubuntu 14.10 Server?

I have a PowerPC iMac G4, and would like to have Utopic Unicorn Desktop on it alongside Mac OS X. Unfortunately, I have only found a Server ISO. Can I just do sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Or ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 PPC live DVD/USB?

I'm probably stretching things with this but would anyone know where or how to obtain a live disk image of Ubuntu 14.10 for PowerPC? I can't use the server install because the Ethernet port is busted ...
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PDF Presenter Console is installed but invisible in Dash

I just installed PDF Presenter Console via the Ubuntu Software Center. The centre confirms that the program is installed, but I cannot see it in the installed applications in Dash. So I cannot open ...
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How can I download my Ubuntu One data using a PowerMac G5, Mac OS X 10.5.8 (or a rooted Nexus 4 + remote fs)

I need to download my Ubuntu One data using a PowerMac G5 Early2005 DP 2.0GHz, Mac OS X 10.5.8 (or a rooted Nexus 4 8GB with real total storage 5.37GB). How should I do that? Thanks in advance, Michał ...
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The connection was not supported by oFono

I have Lubuntu 13.10 on PowerMac G4(PowerPC). I installed kubuntu-desktop. Then restarted computer. I connect my modem and I am have this error : "The connection was not supported by oFono" How to ...
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Getting Adobe Flash plugin on PowerBook G4 running Lubuntu

I am running Lubuntu on my PowerBook G4 with a PowerPC processor. If I want to install any file, should I be looking for the Linux version or the PowerPC version? I specifically want to get a Adobe ...
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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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User friendly ubuntu distribution for Old PowerBook G4 15" [duplicate]

I have Mac PB G4 15" 1.5 with 512mb RAM, and need to use it office style, maybe some graphic processing but nothing fancy, I need, a user friendly distribution that could bring out the best of this ...
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Which version of Ubuntu will work on my PowerPC?

I'm using iMac PowerPC G5 1.8 GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, and 10.5.4 Leopard OS. I want to run Ubuntu on my iMac. Please can anyone tell me which version will run in my system?
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Difference between Lubuntu Mini Core and Lubuntu Mini Desktop

I'm looking at using the minimal install for Lubuntu 13.10 on a Power PC iBook G4. I was originally going with the full Lubuntu 12.04 for PPC version on USB, but as of yet I have been unable to boot ...
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PowerPC No OS How to install with USB

I have a PowerPC G3 that does not have an OS on it. I dont have a disk, but I do have an USB. I plug it in but I am not getting anything to install
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How to boot without monitor with 12.04 on a PowerPC (yaboot)

So I just successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my retired PowerMac G5. Everything is working great, but I would like to run this computer headless and use either SSH or VNC to control it. It ...
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Where can I download the latest version of Ubuntu for a PowerPC?

Where do we download the most current Ubuntu version for PowerPC Mac?
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OK, I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my powerbook g4, 1.33 17". Can I partition and set dual boot mac os x? (with out losing the ubuntu)

So get this, I find lots of Dual Booting help if I install the Mac os X software first, and I even have the original bootcamp disks and such, but I have Ubuntu working perfectly on the machine as my ...