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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Help on Ubuntu for powermac G5

Here's my problem I have the powermac G5 tower. When I tell Ubuntu 12.04 to install I get to tell it to install the screen gos white then black. After in 2mins the screen is still black and the tower ...
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Display issue on PowerBook G4 running 10.4

I today I installed Ubuntu 10.4 on my 13in PowerBook G4 from a live CD. When I first booted from the CD I had no problems. I clicked Install Ubuntu and went through the process normally. When I ...
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iMac G5 new hard drive

Please bear with me, as I'm not the best with computers. I have a MacBook Air (Mid 2011 model) currently running Mavericks. I also recently got a free iMac G5 PPC (A1076) that came without an ...
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Running Android Emulator through Qemu on Lubuntu

I am trying to use an Android Emulator on my computer through Qemu. My computer is a PowerBook G4 running Lubuntu. I downloaded and installed Qemu and the Qemu Launcher. I also downloaded a .iso ...
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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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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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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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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 ...