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Questions tagged [powerpc]

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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Installing Ubuntu on iMac G4

I’m trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 PowerPC on an iMac G4, however I’m running into much difficulty, despite following directions from other users. Attempt 1: DVD-R I purchased some 4.8 GB DVD-R disks ...
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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 ...
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Can you update from Ubuntu 12.04.1 to 14.04.1 on powerpc?

I have an iBook G4 that has Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) installed on it. Update Manager says there i can update to 14.04.1 LTS, and I would like to know whether or not I can update without any serious ...
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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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iMac G4/800 (2.1) - nouveau or nv?

I'm having fun getting Ubuntu going on an old PowerPC G4 iMac with integrated nVidia grahics - Geforce 2 MX / NV11. (Fun of course is the goal, as the likelihood of this old system being useful is ...
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How do you install GUI on POWERPC Ubuntu 14.10 Server?

I have a PowerPC iMac G4, and would like to have Utopic Unicorn Desktop on it alongside Mac OS X. Unfortunately, I have only found a Server ISO. Can I just do sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Or ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I download my Ubuntu One data using a PowerMac G5, Mac OS X 10.5.8 (or a rooted Nexus 4 + remote fs)

I need to download my Ubuntu One data using a PowerMac G5 Early2005 DP 2.0GHz, Mac OS X 10.5.8 (or a rooted Nexus 4 8GB with real total storage 5.37GB). How should I do that? Thanks in advance, Michał ...
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libdvdcss2 install-cs.sh not completing on PowerPC Mac (or other achitectures besides x86)

Did an install of Lubuntu 12.04 a few days ago, and managed to get libdvdcss2 installed - all good, then I mucked up the installation because I'm a noob, and could no longer install Libdvdcss2. So, ...
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Getting Adobe Flash plugin on PowerBook G4 running Lubuntu

I am running Lubuntu on my PowerBook G4 with a PowerPC processor. If I want to install any file, should I be looking for the Linux version or the PowerPC version? I specifically want to get a Adobe ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 on powerbook g4 “Wireless Networks device not found (firmware missing)”

I installed Lubuntu 12.04 on my powerbook g4 but when I try to connect to WiFi it says "Wireless Networks device not found (firmware missing)" How do I fix this? I am new to Lubuntu (and terminal). I ...
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User friendly ubuntu distribution for Old PowerBook G4 15" [duplicate]

I have Mac PB G4 15" 1.5 with 512mb RAM, and need to use it office style, maybe some graphic processing but nothing fancy, I need, a user friendly distribution that could bring out the best of this ...
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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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No sound on powerpc, soundcard not detected

I am running Lubuntu 13.10 on, among other machines, a Mac iBook G4. I hear the signature sound on turning the machine on, but there is no sound when playing audio or video. robert@lubuntu-ibookg4:~$...