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  1. [PPC] Re: iBookG4 - 11.10 : Howto make screen backlight/brighness controls + sleep/suspend

    Right now I actually think its a hardware fault. It is showing the same behavior while running from a live cd. And sometimes doesn't even get through the boot cycle.
    Its an old machine that did a...
  2. [PPC] Re: iBookG4 - 11.10 : Howto make screen backlight/brighness controls + sleep/suspend

    I'll have to reinstall tonight it seems.
    I experimented with Powerprefs and was able to deduct that most of what pbbuttons currently does, apart from controlling the backlight and the eject key, is...
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    [PPC] Re: Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric on iBook G4

    I was able to install the downloaded firmware-b43-installer package from a USB stick while running from the current live CD.
    The problem with the wireless indicator persist.
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    [PPC] Re: Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric on iBook G4

    I have not tried to install from the full 11.10 live CD yet, but was able to boot it. There is another problem with installing form it right? I only followed those discussions marginally throughout...
  5. [PPC] Re: iBookG4 - 11.10 : Howto make screen backlight/brighness controls + sleep/suspend

    @canhoto

    None at all. I have installed 11.10 by upgrading an 11.04 cmi installation "do-release-upgrade" and then installing either the Ubuntu or Xubuntu Desktop via the "tasksel" command.
    ...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Issues Installing on Power Mac G5 - Video Feed Issues

    Ubuntu 11.10 (currently Xubuntu) runs like a charm on my iBookG4, so there is nothing keeping PPC from running it per se.
    I am totally new with any under-the-hood-work in Linux as well (6 months of...
  7. [PPC] iBookG4 - 11.10 : Howto make screen backlight/brighness controls + sleep/suspend work

    If you don't like stories and just want the solution skip the first paragraph.
    Sorry for the long title by the way, I did that for searchability.

    The story so far:

    After installing 11.10 on my...
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    [PPC] Re: Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric on iBook G4

    I actually got the backlight dimming to work. And as a bonus it suspends and wakes on both command and lid too.\\:D/

    For the wifi indicator I still have no clue though. I'll continue to work on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Error booting 11.10 on iBook G4

    Have you tried to use the entire disk rather than erasing 11.10 and reinstalling into the old partition? Since yaboot seems to have trouble finding your entire harddrive repartitioning it might help....
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    [PPC] Re: iBook G4 trackpad no longer working

    kensanata, since you seem to be using Ubuntu 11.10 on an iBookG4 can you please tell me if you are experiencing the same problems I am?

    I have described theese in another thread...
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    [PPC] Re: iBook G4 trackpad no longer working

    The 11.10 mini iso I downloaded did not recognize the ibooks hard drive during install. I don't know if that has been fixed by now.

    So I used the 11.04 mini iso to install a command line system...
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    [PPC] Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric on iBook G4

    I have this old iBook G4...

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ibook/stats/ibook_g4_1.2_12.html

    ...and have been trying various versions of Ubuntu on it over the last few weeks. Now that...
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    [PPC] Re: iBook G4 trackpad no longer working

    I just did a fresh install of 11.10 on my ibook G4 and the trackpad worked out of the box.

    I checked your log against mine and they are identical. At least in the section you posted.
    So nothing...
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