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Ubuntu 10.04 iBook g4 black screen

Trying to boot lucid 10.04 live cd on my iBook g4. Shows ubuntu splash with 4 dots and just goes to black screen with disc drive spinning. Any help getting this to boot and install would be great ...
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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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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 ...
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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 PPC 12.04 Precise & PPC G4 Quicksilver 1GHz Dual Installation

I am attempting to install Ubuntu PPC 12.04. I have tried most all of the options that appear to be related to what I am trying to do. Unfortunately, I always loose my video signal after a too quick ...
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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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Installing Lubuntu on a PPC Mac Pro

I have a Mac Pro (PPC Model, G3 Quicksilver) that I would like to run Lubuntu on. It has two internal HDDS: one is 41GB and the other is 20GB. Mac OS X is already on the 41GB drive, but I would like ...
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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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Why I get a blank screen at boot of Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD? [duplicate]

Hello I have downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 live ISO and alternate ISO for ppc g5. I put them everyone in a CD and try to boot it holding C at restart and so far the only thing that I get is a blank ...
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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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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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What partitions do I need to replace to uninstall Ubuntu and re-install OSX?

I have a Emac (imac) PowerPC G4 1Gz/1GB RAM, ATI Radeon 9400 - 80GB / DVD RW+- I have installed Ubuntu and it is running just fine. However, the lack of flash functionality on the PPC architecture ...
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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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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 ...
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Low graphics mode when installing 12.04 from a live CD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I have a PPC G4 tower with XCLAIM VR RAGE 128 PRO PCI DVI MAC, Microsoft mouse and a Crywolf Coolmac ...
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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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ATI-Radeon 9600 Driver is not installing: 12.04 LTS

Just a heads up, everything here is being done in Ubuntu, just because I already had a PPC disk. Later when I have a better internet connection, I'll use Lubuntu, but this was quicker. I have 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Install 10.10 to an External Hard Drive

I recently got a used external hard drive from a relative, and decided that I would like to have a fresh system around, so I can program, etc. without all of my junk around. I downloaded the 10.10 ...
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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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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 ...