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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...