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thuntley
October 19th, 2010, 05:40 AM
Ok, so, I snagged the 10.10 alternate install ISO for PPC and got it up and running on a 1ghz G4 eMac with 1gb of RAM and a 60gb HDD. It runs... OK. It could be a lot better. I'm planning to shut off the bluetooth and CUPS services since neither apply to this system; are there any other services I can shut down, or any other tricks I could do to make it run a bit more smoothly?

What about alternate window managers? I realise that the PPC platform kinda limits me, but what about TWM or FVWM? Would those help?

linuxopjemac
October 19th, 2010, 08:27 AM
go for LXDE.

thuntley
October 19th, 2010, 03:25 PM
LXDE... *checks google*... yeah, ok, that could work. Probably work really well.

So once I snag LXDE from the repos, how do I configure Ubuntu to use LXDE as its desktop instead of the "stock" desktop? This machine is for my GF's kids, and I don't want them to have to choose LXDE each time they log in. :)

linuxopjemac
October 19th, 2010, 03:35 PM
sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
at login screen choose lxde, then it asks to make it default, say yes.
easy as 1,2,3.

thuntley
October 19th, 2010, 03:38 PM
Awesome, thanks. I'll do this tonight. :)

thuntley
October 20th, 2010, 07:31 PM
Well, the command above didn't work because it depends on Chromium and Chromium, evidently, could not be installed. I imagine that's because this is a PPC box.

I was able to snag lubuntu-core, the minimal installation, and that is a big improvement. Sadly, flash via gnash is too slow to support all the Facebook flash games so I won't be giving it to my GF's kids.

So what to do with a 1ghz PPC eMac running Ubuntu 10.10 with the lubuntu desktop core?

/rhetorical

Anyway, thanks for the help. :)

linuxopjemac
October 20th, 2010, 09:14 PM
Flash should be coming to powerpc. It's a matter of time.
http://mac.linux.be/content/lightspark-will-bring-flash-support-linux-ppc-users

avtolle
October 20th, 2010, 10:27 PM
Flash should be coming to powerpc. It's a matter of time.
http://mac.linux.be/content/lightspark-will-bring-flash-support-linux-ppc-users

Uh, looks like it may be a long time, unfortunately. https://answers.launchpad.net/lightspark/+question/127872

linuxopjemac
October 21st, 2010, 08:35 AM
oops...big sigh..........