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A RISC-based processor architecture built by IBM. It was the standard CPU in pre 2006 Apple Mac computers (G3, G4 and G5) and Sony PS3 Playstations.

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How does the .elf file for powerpc work in Qemu?

As a result of my research, I learned that –kernel can only load multiboot1 or Linux kernel without disk image. But I want to run a .elf file without a multiboot or linux kernel.The parameters and ...
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ZFS huge latency vs ext4

While testing Postgresql performance on a new machine under 20.04 server, I noticed very bad results when running postgresql inside a LXD container. LXD was running on a ZFS pool. I finally went back ...
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Are there any builds of Ubuntu (or flavors of) 18.04 for PowerPC Macs?

I have an old PowerMac G4 that I installed Lubuntu 16.04 on a while ago. I've been getting notifications in the terminal that 18.04 is available to upgrade, but the upgrader fails to run, saying that ...
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Suggested distro for powerpc G4, after Lubuntu went EOL and Debian dropped support

I have an old and trusty Mac Mini G4 that is happily doing many services in my home. Sadly both Lubuntu 16.04 and Debian now dropped powerpc support. Is there any hope to keep on using this machine ...
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Is Ubuntu 16.04 on PowerPC still receiving security updates?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on my 32-bit PowerPC machine and, in theory, 16.04 should be supported until 2021. However, the output of "ubuntu-support-status" seems to indicate that this is not the case: ...
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Latest MicroK8s version on Ubuntu PowerPC 64-bit Little-endian (ppc64el)?

When installing MicroK8s on an Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.15.0-64-generic ppc64le) machine, with sudo snap install microk8s --classic --channel=1.16/stable version 1.11 is installed instead of ...
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[Lubuntu LTS 16.0.4.3]PowerMAC G5 Black Screen after boot

I've been tinkering with a friends of mine PowerMAC G5 to install Lubuntu on it and give it a second life, I've had a few issues with it, I had to use the alternate iso to be able to install it and ...
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How to install mysql-8 on PowerPC?

I'm trying to install mysql-8.0.17 on a ppc64el on ubuntu-18.04, as follows: wget -c https://repo.mysql.com/mysql-apt-config_0.8.13-1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i mysql-apt-config* sudo apt update sudo apt ...
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Lubuntu in PowerPC

How do I get Lubuntu 16.04 to run faster? (For a friend I installed Lubuntu 16.04 -- supported till April 2021) -- in a on an old iBook G4, which runs on PowerPC.)
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How to fix zero brightness on lightdm login screen and other xfce power manager issues

My Apple PowerBook G4 running Ubuntu 16.04 powerpc with XFCE4 desktop is now booting into a completely dark screen where I can only just see to put in my password. Also when the room gets a bit dark, ...
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How to stop yaboot leading to black screen on Ubuntu 16.04 powerpc

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my PowerBook G4, this install has been running well for the last 3 years but yesterday when it booted, it lead to a black screen and unresponsive computer. When I ...
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Vendor(s) for machines supporting ppc64el

When I look at rmadison, I see that on occasion a package is built for the ppc64el platform. A minimum working example of such would be: $ rmadison qtel qtel | 14.08.1-2 | xenial/universe | amd64, ...
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Any ubuntu version above 14.04 crashes on powerbook g4

I have a PowerBook g4 with a 6gb hard drive 1gb of ram 1.3Ghz processor and a super drive. I tried installing lubuntu 16.04 and when the install screen was opened it would crash at one point seemingly ...
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Powerbook G4 1.67 ghz won't sleep on lid close and won't wake from suspend

I have a Powerbook G4 running Lubuntu 16.04 (Which I am writing this on, it works quite well), but it won't sleep. When I close it, the Apple logo slowly dims, and then the screen turns off and ...
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The computer does not shut down properly when the program is forced to exit

I meet a ploblem is that I can’t power off computer after I forced to close Jupyter notebook(ctrl+D).I also type ps -A command, but not found Jupyer notebook was running.The screen still ...
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Transition from PPC install to x86

I currently have a copy of ubuntu server 16.04 running on a powerPC system (Powermac G5) and I want to move it over to a newer Intel x86 system. Is there a way that I can keep my current install and ...
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How to stop Lubuntu 16.04 touchpad switching desktops?

I have recently installed Lubuntu Deasktop on my PowerBook G4. It was previously running Ubuntu Mate 16.04 but Lubuntu is much more responsive on this older, slower machine. One problem that Lubuntu ...
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Bionic Beaver Distribution for Mac 64-bit PowerPC

Will there be a Bionic Beaver Desktop distribution for the Mac G5 64-bit PowerPC? I have been unable to get 16.04 to work.
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sudden ubuntu 16.04 shutdown while downloading

I am asking what happens if my laptops power dies while I am downloading a website on the Linux terminal? id like to know.Thanks.
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Does Ubuntu still (actively) support the 32-bit PowerPC architecture?

As Debian has dropped support for PowerPC 32-bit in Debian 9, does Ubuntu still actively support (i.e. still make releases for) 32-bit PowerPC? 16.04 seems to be the last release, but I can't find ...
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How to get Rhythmbox working again

My Rhythmbox stopped working today, I am using Ubuntu Mate 16.04 powerpc on a Powerbook G4. I installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 in June and it has been working well. I use Rhythmbox a lot and until today it ...
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Failed to fetch https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-powerpc/Packages' [duplicate]

I have installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my old 15" PowerBook G4, 32-bit laptop, and am now trying to install Wine HQ software so that I can use windows 32-bit programs. I keep getting the following error: ...
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Lubuntu constantly freezing on ibook g4

I have recently installed Lubuntu on my old Ibook g4.However, every time I boot into it after about 20-60 seconds, the screen freezes, blinks, and then it soft locks. I cannot move the mouse and the ...
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Why would Power PC mac stop being able to charge and not respond to power button?

As per this page of Ubuntu MATE, it says that for the "Mac (PowerPC) and IBM-PPC (POWER5) desktop image -- For Apple Macintosh G3, G4, and G5 computers, including iBooks and PowerBooks as well as ...
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G3 B&W w/Encore G4 ZIF upgrade, freeze on live boot

I am somewhat new to Linux and even more so to PowerPC based Linux. I downloaded Lubuntu 14.04.5 for PowerPC and created a bootable DVD, which worked just fine on my iMac G5, minus the annoying ...
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How to install Lubuntu on iMac PowerPC G5 [duplicate]

Is it possible to install Lubuntu on iMac PowerPC G5 using a USB? I created an bootable USB with Lubuntu image using unetbootin, inserted to the iMac, restarted it holding down Option key but the USB ...
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Clean system after 2 upgrades and update

I have power mac G5. After many attempts to install some reliable OS I was successful after following steps: Install Lubuntu 12 for PowerPC Upgrade to Lubuntu 14 Upgrade to Lubuntu 16 Partial Update (...
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How can I get a more recent Firefox in Ubuntu PowerPC? [closed]

When I tried to update Firefox in Ubuntu 12.04 ppc it wouldn't go above Version 39. When I updated to Ubuntu Mate 16.04, it updayted for a while and then got 'stuck' at Version 47 while other ...
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Will updating from 12.04 to 14.04 break my power pc installation?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity to work on my Powerbook 1.67 GHz G4. I am aware that support will run out next April for 12.04 but it is working really well with my hardware. The ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 installer hangs on softlockup 812LC

Posting on behalf of community member Erik Kooistra (erikk): I am currently installing ubuntu 16.04 using net install on multiple 812LC machines. But every time the installer hangs with. [ 125....
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Distribution upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 on Power PC

I am running a 1.67Ghz Powerbook with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with standard Unity desktop. The update manager suggests I update to 14.04.5 LTS. I know that Ubuntu is not available as a ppc image in 14.04. ...
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Is Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 available for power pc?

I have been looking to install Ubuntu on my Powerbook 1.67GHz with 1Gb of RAM. I can easily find the 12.04 desktop live cd image but can only find 14.04 server, Lubuntu or Mate. Is it possible to get ...
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No sound on PowerMac G5 with Ubuntu MATE 16.04

I am aware that the sound issue with PPC G5s (PowerPC) has been discussed in quite a few posts in several forums and communities and it was marked "Fixed". But these solutions do not work for me / on ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04.1 Live USB Freezing

Help! I made an Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 Live USB for a PowerBook G4 and whenever I boot it, it freezes after about a minute of running it. I need this installed, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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No Networking Lubuntu 14.04 on iMac G5 PowerPC

Have just completed a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04 on my iMac G5, but I can't seem to get any networking. Neither wireless or wired internet seems to work, the network manager can't find any ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu and Lubuntu on MAC PowerPC G5

Asking for some help. Been beating my head on the wall for several days now. Trying to extend the life of my MAC PowerPC G5 (with OS 10.4) by installing Linux on its second hard drive (and then making ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS Power Mac G5 Booting loop

I'm a happy owner of Power Mac G5 dual 2,3Ghz (PowerMac 11,2) and I'm trying to install newest version of Ubuntu Mate. Installation goes well, whether I have a second partition with Mac OS or not, but ...
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What's the difference between install-powerpc and install-free-powerpc? “install-free”?

I'm not sure which one to type in, and I can't find any info online that explains the difference. I'm afraid the difference may be very important. I noticed there's also "install" and "install-free",...
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No sound on imac g5 (2005), running ubuntu mate 15.10

I have no sound. There are no devices in sound settings, and gnome-alsamixer does not show any sound cards (alsamixer was not found by apt-get). I have tried the advice in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/...
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Spotify Client on iMac G5 running Ubuntu 12.04?

I tried installing Spotify today on my iMac G5, using this as a guide. I was able to install the key, but was unable to access the repository, no matter what I tried. When I ran sudo apt-get update, I ...
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Deluge permission denied after 5 minutes of restart

I'm getting an error of "Permission Denied: torrent-name.iso" about 5 minutes after I add the torrent file, I'm using Deluge on a headless Ubuntu Server 14-04- LTS PPC, Deluge is running with my user ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on my PPC?

I want to install 14.04 LTS on my Power Pac PowerPC. Where do I find the mirror to download the proper version?
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Ubuntu PPC64 14.04 LTS with dual VIO on IBM Power8

Does Ubuntu PPC64 14.04 LTS support the dual disk I/O path provided by dual VIO servers on IBM power8 systems? Alternatively, is it wise to install this server with storage provided by just a single ...
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Blank Screen after running Lubuntu software updater..Power PC Lubuntu Install

This is not a repeated question.. because none of the users I read have installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a PowerPC G4 Tower I can successfully install Lubuntu 14.04 Installation goes perfect and flawless. ...
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acpi ppc probe failed - how to hide this message? [duplicate]

I read other topics about this error: acpi ppc probe failed But I haven't found a solution how to turn it off. Can ignore it - I know, but I don't want it to display at startup. Console distorts my ...
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How to install NVIDIA drivers to PowerMac G5

I don't know how to install much-needed nvidia drivers on my powermac g5 quad. I am using ubuntu 14.04.2. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I cannot get into desktop
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Can Ubuntu run on a Mac with PowerPC? [duplicate]

I have an iMac with a PowerPC chip in it. Can Ubuntu run on it? I have Mac OS X 10.4.11 running on it right now. The brand is Apple.
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server on a PowerBook G4 - Can't get partitions to work

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an old PowerBook G4 I had lying about. I get through the installer to the point where it tries to create the partitions. The first attempt I just told it to "...
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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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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 ...