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    [PPC] Re: Ubuntu 15.04 testing

    Beta 2 15.04 testing ,still on track my FPS hmm i load XBMC but then it be SLOOOOOOOOOOOW
    but i can look on youtube and surf ,but 15.04.2 have change the driver and xorg core soo i downgrade xorg...
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    [PPC] Re: Ubuntu 15.04 testing

    imac G4 800mhz
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac_800_fp.html
    now with 15.04 mate
    not out of box some config needed
    but running better then osx 10.4.11
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    [PPC] Re: Ubuntu 15.04 testing

    rican-linux
    no clamshell only OLD WOLD MAC http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g3/specs/powermac_g3_300_mt.html

    Spectre660
    if you use fbdev with 15bit ,better or same ? (the video...
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    [PPC] Re: Ubuntu 15.04 testing

    even a old begie g3 333mhz can use latest mate 15.05
    out of box
    mach64 driver and fbdev works
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    [PPC] Re: Testers wanted for UbuntuMATE 14.04 for PPC

    luigiburdo

    you can try driver fbdev in the xorg.conf

    and nodm if 14.04 have that
  6. [PPC] Re: "E: Unable to locate package mate-desktop-environment-extras"

    no install
    if you look in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ#How_do_I_boot_from_a_USB_drive.3F

    about Persistent Live USB then you can see how to (in my case i use Firewire disk)

    you can start...
  7. [PPC] Re: "E: Unable to locate package mate-desktop-environment-extras"???

    e.e.p.

    Persistent Live FW (its fast with FW disk ) i use a extern FireWire disk its faster then USB 1.1 and i think 2.0 is slower ,about 1 min to boot its like hd speed and its still
    there to...
  8. [PPC] Re: "E: Unable to locate package mate-desktop-environment-extras"???

    i use mate dvd https://plus.google.com/111285327879595317710/posts/2dTTB6qBHrA for a test ,works good i use nvidiafb driver
    on a imac 700/800 with Persistent Live FW (its fast with FW disk )
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Display drivers (nouveau / nv) for iMac G4 700/800

    dawg161

    hi

    i have use USB boot before install new version off Lubuntu ,Ubuntu

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ#How_do_I_boot_from_a_USB_drive.3F

    Persistent Live USB is the best to...
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    [PPC] Re: howto use Live CD/USB when no GUI appers

    its easy to do see

    and for more
    http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/imac_g4/imacg4_takeapart.html
  11. Thread: Ubuntu on PPC

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    Re: Ubuntu on PPC

    for older macs PPC

    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/12.04/release/

    show us your mac model

    http://www.everymac.com/
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    [PPC] Re: howto use Live CD/USB when no GUI appers

    you have a wifi card it can be the thing with
    Suspend not working
  13. [PPC] Re: Driver (nv/nouveau) and other details on getting 14.04 on G4 iMac?

    yes thats tru but the text is good and you can read and use pcmanfm etc and you see the boot message its better then black screen
    and the last show tty1 so tty1 and tty7 is the key



    to get ...
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    [PPC] Re: howto use Live CD/USB when no GUI appers

    take all in lshw use

    sudo lshw

    then copy and past and save with leafpad and add .txt and upload etc

    and only click on the file and open with leafpad

    in this boot have i use live cd...
  15. [PPC] Re: Driver (nv/nouveau) and other details on getting 14.04 on G4 iMac?

    hei if you use only live-nosplash at boot

    i get a better desktop like menu and lxterminal and
    i use usb to store logs etc
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    [PPC] Re: howto use Live CD/USB when no GUI appers

    first post updated more 14.04 info

    e.e.p.
    this make the live cd work every time (tty7)
    suspend works
    need to login with lubuntu and no password needs

    can you post your

    lshw
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    [PPC] Re: howto use Live CD/USB when no GUI appers

    i have see some trubble with 14.04 live dvd but i use Persistent Live USB and FW disk its easy to change and save for later boot (its like a install on the harddrive)
    and i have a install on hd too...
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    Re: ubuntu on ImacG4 PPC

    download Lubuntu 12.04

    and use yaboot parameters
    like at boot

    boot:live video=offb:off nouveau.modeset=0 single

    and wait in the dark when the network is up and cd not spinning
    and write...
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    Re: ubuntu on ImacG4 PPC

    hmm
    its easy too get lost in apple world i will check later
    14.04 is develop but i hop that config for the kernel is
    still the same
    if soo then nvidiafb will work (but if nvidiafb is removed we...
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    [PPC] Re: howto use Live CD/USB when no GUI appers

    updated Lubuntu 14.04
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    [PPC] Re: Testers needed for PowerPC 14.04

    some god news for G4 ilamp 800 mhz 14.04 have support for nvidiafb driver

    display
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400]
    ...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Display drivers (nouveau / nv) for iMac G4 700/800

    Hi

    this is a way to test even suspend without install on hd

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2090462

    i use for day jobbs Lubuntu 12.04 LTS

    if you need more info you are welcome
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    [PPC] Re: Testers needed for PowerPC 12.04

    good to see you back with a upgraded mac

    i have used the live USB for Lubuntu 12.04 and 13.04 and for me suspend works (with usb 1.1 take some time to load but this is one way to test ) only...
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    [PPC] Re: howto use Live CD when no GUI appers

    updated
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Display drivers (nouveau / nv) for iMac G4 700/800

    you need to unhash nvidiafb in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf

    code

    sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf

    change to
    #blacklist nvidiafb
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