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woopud
April 27th, 2008, 03:54 AM
Just installed Ubuntu 8.04 on my Quicksilver 733, I used the alternate cd which worked flawless !

Bert

stream303
April 27th, 2008, 10:25 AM
Yes! I took a look at your specs at

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g4/index-powermac-g4.html

and it seems you have an nvidia card. Second success story I've heard today without too much to do if you have nvidia. Seems the ati cards need just a bit more tlc to get running.

Are you running an lcd monitor?

oswaldkelso
April 27th, 2008, 05:20 PM
. Seems the ati cards need just a bit more tlc to get running.

it worked on my digital audio with ati 9800 pro fine Second time? The joys of older hardware :)

stream303
April 27th, 2008, 08:29 PM
Whoa! You mean no additional kernel parameters at boot? That's great news.

woopud
April 28th, 2008, 04:13 AM
Whoa! You mean no additional kernel parameters at boot? That's great news.

Nope, just use the alternate CD and type "install", that's all.

stream303
April 28th, 2008, 08:07 AM
That's great news. Along with the nvidia card, if you are using an lcd monitor, you may want to see if dithering gives you a better image, especially if you look at small fonts or graphics details.

Depending on your eyesight and monitor quality, this may not do anything for you, but it sure does on my 20" iMac screen - while it is large, it is not Cinema Display quality. :)

I just added the FPDither option in my xorg.conf:


Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
BusID "PCI:240:16:0"
Option "FPDither" "true"
EndSection

If your monitor is very high quality, or it just doesn't seem to make a difference, no need for it, but it makes a big difference on mine, whether it is ppc or not. Any box running the standard nv driver with lcd seems to look better to me with this.

woopud
April 28th, 2008, 12:31 PM
That's great news. Along with the nvidia card, if you are using an lcd monitor, you may want to see if dithering gives you a better image, especially if you look at small fonts or graphics details.

Depending on your eyesight and monitor quality, this may not do anything for you, but it sure does on my 20" iMac screen - while it is large, it is not Cinema Display quality. :)

I just added the FPDither option in my xorg.conf:


Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
BusID "PCI:240:16:0"
Option "FPDither" "true"
EndSection

If your monitor is very high quality, or it just doesn't seem to make a difference, no need for it, but it makes a big difference on mine, whether it is ppc or not. Any box running the standard nv driver with lcd seems to look better to me with this.

I have an 21" Sony triniton Monitor with a resulution of 1920x1440, picture is very sharp.

Bert