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PowerPCs dont have any special powers! :D PowerPC is just the name for a different processor architecture (compared to x86). PPCs were used most extensively by Apple for their Macs until 2006, when they switched to the usual Intel x86 ("General PC") architecture. At this point, the PowerPC userbase consists mostly of people with the older Macs, and ...


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See: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/13.04/release/ and all the options that have powerpc in the name. Desktop: ubuntu-13.04-desktop-powerpc.iso Desktop image for Mac (PowerPC) and IBM-PPC (POWER5) computers (standard download) ubuntu-13.04-desktop-powerpc.iso.torrent Desktop image for Mac (PowerPC) and IBM-PPC (POWER5) computers (BitTorrent download) ...


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If you have upgraded your firmware since the removal of the 'Other OS' feature, then there is no official way to install Ubuntu (or any other Linux distribution) on your PS3. There was an unofficial SDK released for the PS3, which would possibly allow you to reinstate the feature, but I'm unsure of any possible legal issues so I won't link to it here.


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spent 2 days and nights trying to set up Ubuntu on my Ibook G4. wireless would not work. I did what said. Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below. sudo apt-get update && apt-cache search b43 then sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer you will need to type "y" to confirm disk space is ...


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I think from the the supported hardware page the current LTS, 12.04 should be fine. It says "NewWorld" architecture is supported for the Power Macintosh G5. Alternate PowerPC ISO


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Typing Linux nomodeset rather than simply Linux at the yaboot prompt (or just pressing return, which in my case defaults to Linux) worked for me. Thanks to L3top from Freenode/#ubuntu for suggesting nomodeset.


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Try using the PowerPC version of Ubuntu. Intel versions won't work right with PowerPC computers. Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop for PowerPC Ubuntu 12.04 Alternate for PowerPC These are the official links from cdimage.ubuntu.com . Read the PowerPC support page on the Ubuntu Wiki for more information.


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I found several different links providing information about Apple's keyboard after install Ubuntu. From what I could see, you need to provide us more information about hardware model and keyboard model (In some countries the keyboard is localized). I will include some pages I found here, just for documentation purpose. Don't forget: edit your Ask and ...


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The PowerPC version of Ubuntu, which is community-supported rather than officially supported, should run on your Mac that has a G4 processor. There are some differences between the PowerPC version of Ubuntu and the versions of Ubuntu for officially supported architectures; you will likely find the PowerPC FAQ helpful. There are also some very general system ...


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Powermac G5 does not boot from USB !!! Either: - Borrow a CD-Drive and install it (or buy a cheap one) - Borrow a FireWire-CD Drive - Take an external Firewire HD and use it same way as described for the USB Stick - Take an internal disk and use it the same way as described for the USB stick


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The wiki for PowerPC is here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCDownloads/ and although Canonical doesn't officially support PowerPC anymore, the community is keeping the ISOs up for PowerPC. You can download the current Long Term Support version here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/ which is the most stable and probably the best for a ...


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For all architectures Unfortunately the VideoLAN Project team only provides pre-built packages of libdvdcss2 for Intel x86 architectures (see below). Therefore for PowerPC, ARM and other architectures you must compile and build it yourself as described here: Add the VideoLAN package repository to your repository list, add the repository key and update the ...


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The multipath packages are included in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for ppc64el as well, which handle the dual VIOS scenario (as well as Fibre Channel, and IPR controllers w/ multipath capability) See Ubuntu Help, 14.04 LTS (Server column), DM-Multipath, sections "Setting up DM-Multipath Overview" then "DM-Multipath Setup Overview", and "Device Mapper Multipathing" ...


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From apt-get(8) (emphasis mine): -a, --host-architecture This option controls the architecture packages are built for by apt-get source --compile and how cross-builddependencies are satisfied. By default is it not set which means that the host architecture is the same as the build architecture (which is defined by APT::Architecture). ...


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The file is there, only it is another version. It is also present on the release index -rw-r--r-- 1 lp_publish lp_publish 70366 Aug 26 01:03 php5-mysql_5.3.6-13ubuntu3.1_powerpc.deb This is probably old apt indexes, you need to download them again, open a terminal and type sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install php5-mysql Make sure ...


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If i understood correctly, you are looking for a way to install ubuntu without using a CD? There are a couple of ways to achieve this. First of all, all you have to do is grab the latest ubuntu version from the Ubuntu Download Page which will download an .iso file containing the OS. The burning process of the .iso file to a USB can be achived using ...


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Does your iMac look like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_G3 ? Those were using PowerPC processors, you'll need PowerPC version of Ubuntu. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCDownloads


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mac don't boot from usb is not a problem with the usb, is a restriction of the EFI until the latest macs, i repeat: old macs refuses to boot form any usb, if the people ask to boot in a G5 don't answer with a better way to create a bootable usb this can't work


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Still attempting the install on your G5? I've got mine working--except for wireless. Here's my experience. When my screen went blank it was because I had two monitor cards installed. I got rid of the inactive one, and text appeared instead of going blank--as if to suggest that the installer was trying to write to the non-existent monitor. I don't know your ...


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The latest version of Ubuntu for PowerPCs is 13.10 Saucy Salamander. Download links: 13.10 Server ISO Server Torrent 13.04 Desktop ISO Desktop Torrent Server ISO Server Torrent 12.10 Desktop ISO (Lubuntu) Desktop torrent (Lubuntu) Alternate ISO (Lubuntu) Alternate torrent Server ISO Server torrent 12.04 LTS (Long term ...


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Please walk the computer over to the router to get a temporary wired ethernet connection. Open the terminal again and copy and paste this into the terminal: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install firmware-b43legacy-installer Press Enter. After it's done, detach the ethernet, reboot and give us your report.


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Just recently put Lubuntu 12.04 on my old imac g3 500. It was a bit tricky, but here's what happened with me. Had to start with 12.04 for ppc. No GUI when I was done, only a command line. It asked me if I wanted to upgrade to 14.04.1 and since I really hadn't gotten what I wanted, I went ahead with it. Loaded up nicely and now have a good GUI. Some ...


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We do not have a list of charms that support Power PC (ppc64le) because the majority of the charms work on that platform. Starting with 14.04 the Ubuntu archives have been compiled for ppc64le architecture, so the charms that install packages from the Ubuntu archives will continue to work as before. Some charms install from Personal Package Archives ...


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There are no proprietary Nvidia drivers supporting this adapter for powerpc platform. And it looks like nouveau does not support 3D acceleration well for it. The only solution I see is to install Xubuntu. It does not require 3D acceleration and it may work with open source drivers.


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The Spotify repository does not have PowerPC packages. It only has sources for amd64 (64-bit) and i386 (32-bit) processors. Wine supports PowerPC, and you can use the winetricks program to install the Windows version of Spotify. Another workaround would be to install Flash Player and use the Spotify Web Player. https://www.winehq.org/ ...


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You need to: sudo apt-get update && apt-cache search b43 To find the firmware package. Then again: sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer You have wireless (but might need to restart first).


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For this machine, I would recommend Lubuntu. Ubuntu with a lighter desktop environment. Here is the link: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/12.04/release/ This will run on your machine, faster, and cleaner then other versions of Ubuntu would. For aditional help with Lubuntu, visit http://www.lubuntu.net/


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There are no proprietary drivers for PowerPC. To use the open source radeon 3d hardware acceleration under PowerPC you have to make a choice - use KMS or don't use KMS. video=ofonly will turn on KMS (due to how the kernel is setup). To use non-KMS you will have to use radeon.modeset=0 and downgrade the mesa package. It is explained in the PowerPC FAQ ...


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I know PowerPC is still being built for Quantal. Maybe your sources.list is just not pointed to ports.ubuntu.com, where the non-x86 ports live.


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You don't need to do that. In LDXE, use Synaptic and ensure that lubuntu-desktop is installed fully. Then, uninstall ubuntu-desktop and ubuntu-netbook. You now have(effectively) a Lubuntu system. Edit: I saw your comment, and I need to see that you need to remove gnome and all of its dependencies(Automatically done when you remove the package) Edit 3 due ...



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