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ianz
July 5th, 2009, 08:35 AM
I have installed Jaunty (Ubuntu 9.04) onto my Power Mac G4 (mirrored drive door model) and encountered no problems with the install. (using the alternate CD)

However the entire purpose of resurrecting this machine is to run an openoffice impress presentation, 24/7, but alas, when the presentation shifts to full screen (F5), the screen goes blank, except for two thin lines at the edges of the screen.

This site http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1825 advises me that my video card has both ADC and DVI-I outputs, but in reality I cannot use the DVI-I except with a DVI/VGA adapter running a VGA screen. DVI-I by itself does not work with the display reporting "no signal"). Display is AOC 2216Vw which has both VGA and DVI inputs.

I am hoping someone can suggest a course of action for me to follow other than chucking the thing in the bin.