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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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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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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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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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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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What is the processor architecture? If it is Intel x86, then try this in Terminal. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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You can find the powerpc deb installer here. Download it and use that to install it. Regarding apt-get. This works ... sudo apt-get -d -o=APT::Architecture="powerpc" install wvdial BUT it errors out cuz it can not find it ... Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package wvdial is not ...


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setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle


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I have just loaded Ubuntu 12.04 on my iBook G4 and it runs great. Everything is working except my Airport card, I'll work on that tomorrow. You can download Ubuntu from this link. Scroll down the page and double click on the file ubuntu-12.04-decktop-powerpc.iso. Jerry


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PowerPC is not officially supported by Ubuntu, but you can download a PPC version here.


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Unity requires accelerated graphics. You have ATI graphics and a PowerPC CPU. This configuration is not supported by the official drivers. However, the open source drivers should work. These drivers are built in but you may need to enable them. Instuctions on how to do this and other information can be found of the Ubuntu Wiki. This should allow Unity to ...


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Ubuntu documentation solved a related problem for me. Every other solution I found was half baked or complex or no solution at all. You can find help here.


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Xubuntu or Lubuntu might go good on this. Give a few live cds a try. I certainly know Ubuntu will run however it might not be very reactive. Stuff will still get done fast though you might spend some time waiting for firefox to come up. :)


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It's a G4, so a powerpc processor (ppc). Most distributions have either a current version or older version that works with ppc. Ubuntu itself has a ppc version, however it's a bit larger than a single cd, so you'll need a dvd to install it. I've never tried to work with Ubuntu PPC because of the dvd thing (we don't have dvds where I might be putting ubuntu ...


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Having as much as 512MB RAM means that Ubuntu will install using the normal Live CD. Ubuntu doesn't officially support the PPC architecture any more, but most software from the current release should work fine. Debian still has PPC among its official targets. Generally I think the CPU power will be sufficient for many tasks, including web browsing (minus ...


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As for using a lighter window manager, try using the LXDE GUI interface. It runs lighter than Gnome & even XFCE. It should install from the repositories & give you an option to use LXDE at login. I would not recommend Lubuntu as is fairly new to the scene. I run Xubuntu with the LXDE GUI on a PIII with good results.



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