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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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Ho 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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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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Lubuntu 12.04 PPC slow startup and shutdown

I've installed Lubuntu 12.04 on a Powerbook G4 (PowerPC 1GHz, 1GB ram, Geforce MX 440). Everything works perfectly except the startup and shutdown. To startup my system I have to wait about 3 minutes ...
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MyUnity not working 12.04

I am trying to set up Unity on my computer and it has repeatedly given me this error code: [6] Type mismatch: wanted Void, got String instead. Main.?.O Anybody know what this means? I was thinking ...
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Graphics corruption on Lubuntu 13.10

I recently installed Lubuntu 13.10 on my iBook G4 PowerPC using the Alternate installer and the installation, as far as I know, went fine, as no errors came up. I then rebooted and it booted fine. ...
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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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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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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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Lubuntu 12.04 on Powerbook G4

I've been trying to resurrect an old Powerbook G4. So I tried Lubuntu 12.04. It boots up to this error message: "ERROR: Firmware fload the correct version for this driver.ile "b43/ucode5.fw" is not ...
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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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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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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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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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I have an Emac G4. What Ubuntu software should I install on it? And are there any space requirements? [duplicate]

I have an Apple Emac G4. What Ubuntu software should I install on it? And are there any space requirements? I am a little new to the Ubuntu world. I have friends who use Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal on ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 PowerPC installed on MacPro G5 but boot menu not showing

I'm somewhat of a Linux novice having used Ubuntu Studio (Hardy) on PC. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 for PPC on a G5 MacPro without full success. I have some questions and hoping get this problem ...
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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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What do I do when it says disk failed to mount no mountable file systems

I am trying to dual boot 12.04 with Mac OS X on my PowerBook g4 and I am stuck with that message can some one please help
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Should I put Ubuntu, Kubuntu, or Lubuntu on my PowerPC Mac?

I own an iMac G4 computer, and I was wondering which form of Ubuntu would work best? I was going to go with Ubuntu for PPC, but I heard that there wasn't going to be any more OS's ported to PPC and ...
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Cross compilation of udns for power pc

I have libraries of x86 architecture that I want to cross compile for power pc. I have already cross compiled different libraries for power pc by setting environment variables for powerpc and using ...
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Native compile Ubuntu-12.04 on Powerpc-64bit

I have a Freescale T4240QDS PowerPC-64bit board and i have ported embedded linux on the board provided from Freescale. Now i need to download the Ubuntu source on the Freescale T4240QDS PowerPC and do ...
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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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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 ...
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What UBUNTU iso do I use for my Old Powerbook G4 Mac, 17 " 1.33 with Radeon

I already tried LUBUNTU, but that was no better than tiger since firefox is not supported and I cant get videos to play or sound on the computer. At least with mac os I have all that. I am really ...
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Unable to boot to live DVD on Mac PowerBook G4

My mac is really old. The hardware sucks, but so does the software. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit PowerPC on it, but whenever I try to boot to the live DVD, by either holding C' or ...
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Install Ubuntu on PPC Mac G5

I have an Apple I Mac G5, Power Mac 12.1, Power PC G5 (3.1GHz), Processor Speed 2.1GHZ, L2 cache (per CPU) 512KB, memory ram 512MB, Bus speed 700MHZ, HHD 6L250 MO Ata 233.8GB. I downloaded from here. ...
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how to install ubuntu 12.04 side by side mac os x 10.4 on power pc ibook g4?

my machine is ibook G4 powerpc and I try to install ubuntu 12.04 on it , but when I do that I don't found the choice " side by side " to leaving mac os x with no touched . I want to know why , and ...
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Lubuntu on Powerbook G4 not booting

Trying the alternate install CD for Lubuntu 12.10 for PowerPC on an old Powerbook G4. The install process seemed to go just fine, but trying to boot it up afterwards, I get this screen: ...
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20in iMAC-iSight - 12.04 Black Screen with Mouse Icon after boot

I recently installed 12.04 onto a iMAC G5 2.1 GHz PPC. The install went fine and I am able too successfully boot, however upon boot I only see a black screen with a mouse pointer. My issue is the ...
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PowerBook displays “Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed!” and stops booting

I have an old PowerBook G4 that worked (more or less) fine with a previous installation of Ubuntu Desktop 12.04. A few days ago I decided to install Ubuntu Server instead, and got a copy of Ubuntu ...
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Firmware/driver for Broadcom wifi card, PowerBook G4 running Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

This is my first time working with Ubuntu (or Linux), so please be patient. I am running Ubuntu 12.04-powerpc "Precise Pangolin" on a Mac PowerBook G4 with 1.67GHz processor. The firmware/driver for ...
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How do you boot to another OS install disc

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my Emac I could not boot to another Install Disc (Mac OSX 10) is there something I need to do first?
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How to create a wireless network with ubuntu server and a router?

I have a minecraft server set up in Ubuntu Server, and I want to let people nearby connect to it wirelessly. I also have filesharing set up with it. It won't be connected to the internet, I just want ...
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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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Display Glitches

I recently came across a PPC G5 and wanted to install Lubuntu on it so I Dban'd the original HDD and loaded up my 12.10 Lubuntu Boot DVD and all was well until I clicked on the "Install Lubuntu" icon. ...
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PowerPC Issues with Wireless B43 [duplicate]

Has anyone figured out how to get the wireless / Broadcom / B43 networking issue fixed in 12.04.01?
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Oracle Java 7 on Linux PowerPC

I give up trying to figure this one out on my own. The information on this website: http://www.yellowdog-board.com/viewtopic.php?t=2935 and on this one: ...
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No Try/Install Option - Live CD on PowerPC

I am using a Lubuntu 12.10 Live CD on a PowerPC G4. When I start the machine (and tell it to boot from CD (hold down "c" key)), I get a yaboot prompt, with options such as "live", "live-powerpc", ...
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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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Ubuntu / Lubuntu on PowerPC wireless question

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 ...
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Lubuntu 12.10 lightdm Issues - PowerPC

I have a PowerPC G4 with two drives (one running Mac OSX server) that I would like to install Ubuntu on, however I am attempting to boot from a livecd first, to check that everything works correctly. ...
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ibook g4 does not have audio and touchpad does not work

my sister was having problems with OS X on her ibook g4 so i was sure that i could help her out by installing ubuntu on the machine. Then some problems started to rise up, first the wireless did not ...
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Ubuntu won't install on a Mac Mini G4 due to an error trying to install the `linux-powerpc-smp` kernel [closed]

Trying to install the Alternate Install 12.04 [ubuntu-12.04-alternate-powerpc (MD5 c57149dc4f31372912aab2856c08107b).iso] on a Mac Mini G4 meant to be a home server, I am getting this error message: ...
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How to install Minecraft on PowerPC Lubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to correctly install and troubleshoot Minecraft (Client) I'm using the PowerPC version and also using an iMac G3 with nearly a gig of RAM and a 40GB Hard Drive as ...
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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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What is the latest ubuntu version that I can use with my PowerMac G5 (non-intel?)

I recently received a old PowerMac G5. I updated its Mac OS operating system to 10.5.8. I dabbled with Ubuntu with my MacBook and I really liked the experience. I'm trying to find the best version of ...
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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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System suggest for PowerMac G4 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the current version of Ubuntu usable on a PPC mac? Processor: 400 MHZ (PPC 7400) Ram : 768 MB PC133 (+1 GB swap on HDD) Graphics : 256 MB HIS ATI Radeon 9550 ...