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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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User Accounts not listed in System Settings User Accounts

I'm running 12.04 on PPC (IMAC G5) - but have a problem with creating/editing user accounts with the System Preferences User Accounts tool. All updates have been downloaded and installed. When I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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PPC boot screen is basically white noise

I'm trying to boot a PowerBook G4 from a USB. I managed to get through the openfirmware shenanigans, and just when I thought I was in the clear, a bunch of orange warning text scrolled across the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 MATE dual boot PPC Mac OS 9 not bootable

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 the MATE edition alongside with my Mac operating systems on my eMac. Everything seemed to be going smoothly until I tried booting mac OS 9, all I got was the floppy disk ...
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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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Why can't I access memtest from Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD on PPC?

I have a powerbook G4 laying around and I thought I would put ubuntu or lubuntu on it to learn about lunux. I currently have lubuntu PPC on the hard drive and it freezes after a few minutes of use and ...
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will updates harm my Kubuntu install on Mac iBook G4 PPC?

I'm really grateful to those who have made Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Lubuntu possible for the iBook G4! I recently installed Kubuntu to get a little extra productivity out of my old Mac, and it's working well. ...
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how to eneter single user mode ubuntu 12.04 lts

I installed ubuntu 12.04lts precise pangolin without a hitch. Asked me to remove cd and restart which i did then I cannot get past Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.16 boot: I want to fix the issues ...