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Where is the PowerPC version of 11.04?

Anyone know where the powerpc iso for natty is? I found the one for oneiric -- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily/current/ but there is not one for natty in http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/
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What sort of information do I need to send a bug report to nouveau developers?

I'm aware that nouveau on PPC is "known to work" more than "rigorously tested" but I'm having issues with certain OpenGL 2D programs (not 3D) where the colors are completely off. While it could be an ...
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Apple G4 733Mhz and 512Mb Ram… Any suggestions on what to use for good performance?

I'd like to install Ubuntu on this little g4 I've found... I hope to get a better performance than Os X 10.4, is it possible? I thought about using a server minimal install and then put on it gnome, ...
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Can I Upgrade to 11.10 on my PPC 10.04?

I have 10.04 installed on my MacMini PowerPC, I was thinking about upgrading to 11.10, can I do this through an update or do I have to find and download a community supported iso file?
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PowerPC version of Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04 wont boot on my Mac

Startup Disk does not see it as bootable. Holding down C gives up and ejects it. I have tried PPC version of CDs for both Lucid and Maverick.The machine is a 867 MHz PowerPC G4 with 512 MB RAM.I Got ...
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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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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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Can't get Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Live to load properly on Apple iMac PowerPC

I've tried 2 different ISOs (one that I burned and a copy from eBay) and tried nearly every bootloader option when I boot from the Live CD. All i get is colored horizontal lines and no text on the ...
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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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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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Ubuntu PPC Powerbook g4 wont boot live cd

I have a 867mhz Powerbook g4 ti. It has 1 gig of ram. I can not get it to boot any live cd for ppc architecture. I have even tried other distro's for ppc. All always do the same thing. They start to ...
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php5-mysql install, error 404 Not Found

I get this message when I try to install php5-mysql http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/pool/main/p/php5/php5-mysql_5.3.3-1ubuntu9.7_powerpc.deb 404 Not Found It's the same when I try both the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Xubuntu or Lubuntu on a Mac mini?

My Mac mini doesn't have sufficient hardware for Ubuntu 11.04 (specifically Unity I think), and so I have to use the classic environment, which is fine, but it seems to run slower on 11.04 (I'm ...
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Which Ubuntu flavour is right for my Power PC machine?

I know that there is quite a few "flavours" of ubuntu. However, I want to get the most performance out of my machine. I'm not sure which one to use. Specs: PPC 500mhz processor, 384MB RAM (10.3 ...
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Mac keyboard keys

after my install on Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat on my iBook, I have noticed that used keyboard layout is a PC one, and not Mac one. Let me explain it more clearly : As an example, Mac keyboard defines a ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my Playstation 3?

I'd like to use the Cell processors in a PS3. Given the changes to PS3 firmware recently, what is the best way to get Ubuntu installed on a PS3?
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Boot failure on PowerPC Mac with encrypted LVM

I have a PowerBook G4 that was previously running Debian squeeze, and before that, OS X Leopard. It worked fine under Debian, but I disliked the GUI, so I decided to give Ubuntu a try. I downloaded a ...
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Installing Ubuntu (any distro) onto a iMac G4 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac G4 with no OS: can Ubuntu be used? I recently received a iMac G4 with no OS, so instead of buying OSX I though 'why not try Ubuntu'. I have it running om my laptop ...
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Reinstall OS on a dual-boot system?

I have an old (2005) iMac G5 with a PowerPC processor. It currently runs MacOSX and Ubuntu 12.04. I believe that the bootloader I use is yaboot. Anyway, Ubuntu 12.04 runs really sluggish so I ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my iBook G3?

How can I download Ubuntu on my PC, burn it to a disk, and install it on my iBook G3?
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“No required driver detected for unity” on Apple iBook G4

I know this question exactly looks like “No required driver detected for unity” on Dell Mini 1010, but like the title states, I'm not using a Dell Mini 10, but an Apple iBook G4. From what I ...
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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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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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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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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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Architecture parameter ignored by apt-get

I'm trying to download the package wvdial and its dependencies so that I can put them on a USB stick and install them on an old Mac with no internet connection. However, the command sudo apt-get -d ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: ReverseDDC is not working correctly

When I enter: man radeon I get the output: Option "ReverseDDC" "boolean" When BIOS connector informations aren't available, use this option to reverse the mapping of the 2 main DDC ports. Use this if ...
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What do I type to blacklist b43 in an installed Ubuntu system?

Initial boot into 12.04 on newworld ppc mac. b43 driver is missing. To run the live CD I booted with b43.blacklist=yes install went fine. Now I am stuck at boot. I want to boot regular Linux (as it's ...
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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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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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Blue iMac running Debian will not boot Ubuntu from cd drive

I have a older blue iMac that is running Debian linux.(An old version of about 3 years ago without update. Doesn't run well after loading) At the choice of loading linux from from hd or cd, I ...
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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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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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Worth installing Ubuntu on 15" Powerbook G4?

I trying to figure out whether or not if i should install Ubuntu on my 15" Powerbook G4 1.25 GHz and I pretty sure the RAM is maxed out at 2 GB and also its currently running Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.8 ...
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Is there an iMac brightness gadget/widget?

So I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.1 on an iMac G5 with PowerPC architecture. I know there's this thing called fblevel that can adjust screen brightness, but I don't really know how to use it, and I really ...
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Can I patch the PPC 12.04 kernel to allow older ATI drivers to install?

Right now, with a PowerMac G5, the only way to install the graphics driver from the ATI binaries would be to patch the kernel, for my Radeon 9600 is only supported with the 9.3 installer, while the ...
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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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Booting PPC Mac from CD using Open Firmware

I've not had any success booting from a CD or DVD with various PPC versions of Ubuntu using any of the suggested keys such as "C". The only thing that has worked consistently for me is booting into ...
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Can I download and burn an Ubuntu CD for the Mac on a Windows PC?

I have a Mac G4 with a corrupted operating system. I don't want to reload OS X again, but want to try Ubuntu on it. If I download the current release of Ubuntu on a Windows machine and burn the ISO, ...
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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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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 ...