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    [all variants] Compressing OGV files with ffmpeg

    Hello! I am converting some AVI videos into OGV Theora files for internet distribution. Because the source files are variable bitrate, I had some problems getting the audio/video sync working, but I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Persistant SSH Problem

    Okay, cool. I think VNC will work better for my purposes anyway, I'm not much of a command-line guy. I have VNC up and running, but the service doesn't start until someone has already logged in...
  3. [all variants] Re: Can applications be moved to another X server?

    I'm interested in this as well, as I have a similar thread open about having X apps open when I SSH and having them stick around after closing my SSH tunnel.

    I wonder if there is a way to start an...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Persistant SSH Problem

    This means applications that don't have a GUI, right? I have no experience with WGET or similar I'm afraid.
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    [ubuntu] Persistant SSH Problem

    This is very similar to this thread I found in search, but I couldn't resolve my issue with the advice there.

    I am running an Ubuntu desktop without a screen or anything, and I SSH into it. My ISP...
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    [xubuntu] Enabling restricted driver fails

    I just installed Xubuntu on a pentium 4 Dell machine and the system informs me I can enable an NVIDIA driver to enable 3D acceleration, which I want to do. When I try to update, I get the error:

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  7. [all variants] Re: Stubborn installation partition problem

    Oh, also - before entering the boot menu to boot into Ubuntu or windows, the Windows 98 start up screen appears briefly. Not sure if that matters.
  8. [all variants] Stubborn installation partition problem

    I'm trying to throw Xubuntu on an older system, which is being stubborn. It is a 500Mhz, 256MB RAM machine with a BIOS that Ubuntu says is from 1999 and fails the ACPI cutoff (which is fine seeing as...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Booting 8.04 (or anything) on a G4 PowerPC

    Interesting, I will try the alternate install discs using the same md5 & burn at 8x method and let you know what happens.

    When I installed xubuntu on an old laptop with windows XP installed on the...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Booting 8.04 (or anything) on a G4 PowerPC

    I burned Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop live for PowerPC and Ubuntu 8.04 Server for PowerPC just now from the releases/ports section, using the DownThemAll! plugin for firefox to download & check the MD5 sums,...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Booting 8.04 (or anything) on a G4 PowerPC

    Using the ubuntu live 8.04 disc and "live-nosplash-powerpc" it does NOT give a kernal panic (hooray!) but seems to hang at "loading, please wait" or give the exception

    [ 161.9477272] ide-pmac lost...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Booting 8.04 (or anything) on a G4 PowerPC

    Yea, it boots into OSX just fine, and has a classic OS partition which probably works as well. (I plan to blow away both partitions when I get an install to work.)

    I'll add "-nosplash-" to my...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Booting 8.04 (or anything) on a G4 PowerPC

    Hmmm.. I've tried all the available options that make sense to me at the boot menu, and none of them seem to work. Am I going about this the wrong way?
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    [xubuntu] Re: Booting 8.04 (or anything) on a G4 PowerPC

    I've tried the Xubuntu 7.10 alternative install, hitting enter, "install-powerpc" & "install video=ofonly" all yeild various kernal panics and hang >< I will be trying the Ubuntu 7.10 alternate next....
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    [xubuntu] Re: Booting 8.04 (or anything) on a G4 PowerPC

    Er, dumb question - wouldn't that remove some packages used by Xubuntu as well, or does Xubuntu have all it's own stuff? TBH I don't mind if stuff ends up sitting on the HDD, it has an 80GB hard...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Booting 8.04 (or anything) on a G4 PowerPC

    Alrighty, looks like I have a G4 867 on my hands.

    I will have to wait for tomorrow for my bandwidth to roll over ><, but I will ask again if your tips don't solve it :)

    EDIT - oh yea, actually,...
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    [xubuntu] Booting 8.04 (or anything) on a G4 PowerPC

    Hello,

    I've recently received a donation of an old Mac G4 with ~800 MB RAM and ~800 Mhz processor for my development tasks. All I need is it to boot into some linux environment, and Xubuntu came...
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