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    [PPC] Re: Testers needed for PowerPC 12.04

    hey i would be willing to try stuff on my powerpc imac g3 i cant really use it for much in all honesty and i am trying to learn more about the coding and infrastructure of ubuntu

    also to rsavage i...
  2. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    so i put it to the 800 600 resolution but it didn't do anything
  3. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    so i did sudo ddcprobe and that gave me the output i wanted but when i went into xorg.conf the refresh rates where the same so i dont know what to do on that path

    for modelines i don't know what i...
  4. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    i tried the ddcprobe command from the lubuntu instructions to change the frequency rates but it came up with this error

    Framebuffer ioctl failed. Exiting.
    VESA BIOS Extensions not detected.

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  5. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    so i set DefaultDepth to 16 because of no 1024x768 but that froze my computer up

    also the adding of those two lines froze my computer had to go into single user mode with each to get rid of them
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  6. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    i forgot to say that the dri looks like it is found now

    second i cant find where to change the preferredmode line in the xorg.conf file in the lubuntu instructions but i dont know if i need that
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  7. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    also in initramfs-tools/modules i had already added r128 before so i dont know what to do
    here is the Xorg.0.log just for the fun of it

    [ 39.672]
    X.Org X Server 1.10.4
    Release Date:...
  8. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    lspci output

    0000:00:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth AGP
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 16
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use:...
  9. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    33.507]
    X.Org X Server 1.10.4
    Release Date: 2011-08-19
    [ 33.507] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    [ 33.507] Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.35-30-powerpc64-smp ppc Ubuntu
    [ 33.507]...
  10. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    first off i had to have firefox open to copy and paste into the post

    second the reason i didnt get the whole is that it wasnt scrollable and so i dont know how to copy it and post it here can you...
  11. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    looked up on the internet where the Xorg.0.log file is and i found so here it is

    [ 33.507]
    X.Org X Server 1.10.4
    Release Date: 2011-08-19
    [ 33.507] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    [ ...
  12. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    adminubuntu@iMacUbuntu:~$ glxinfo
    name of display: :0
    display: :0 screen: 0
    direct rendering: Yes
    server glx vendor string: SGI
    server glx version string: 1.4
    server glx extensions:
    ...
  13. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    for the first output i get yes
    the second is Software Rasterizer and approx. 25 FPS then 28 and 29 eventually it declines to around 16 and goes up to 28 again

    it worked after changing everything...
  14. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    worked after noint10 this time so im happy also is there any cleaning up i need to do/can do to make startup time faster or is my computer so old it just wont go faster

    secondly how can i...
  15. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    i tried the framebuffer=false option and the framebuffer was bypassed but it still ran to cli

    then i added the noint10 line since i couldn't find it so i thought that would be good except now it...
  16. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    oh also i dont see the noint10 in my xorg.conf file so i dont know what to do to edit that if the framebuffer fix doesn't work
  17. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    couple of questions

    first how do i set useFBdev to false i am going to try putting false in the bool parantheses but i don't know if i need to uncomment the line

    second how can i send the...
  18. [PPC] Re: iMac g3 with Rage 128 gives frame buffer error (2011)

    ok so this is new to ubutnu and i am having a similar problem

    i tried to do the Linux video= fixes but when entering them in the Linux video=offb:off caused the white screen to freeze up
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrage to 11.10 reboot failed

    in your article there is a place for no gui just a blank screen which i dont have i have a cli environment

    also where should we go for new thread about gui thanks
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrage to 11.10 reboot failed

    ok i had only added pata_macio, modprobe pata_macio, modprobe pata_macio and on the next line exit but when i went back to just pata_macio it worked so thank you rsavage for the help

    one more...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrage to 11.10 reboot failed

    Ok so I reinstalled then updated to 11.10 again same error and I did exactly what you said with adding the modprobe pata_macio line to the initramfs file and I confirmed it with the update line and I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrage to 11.10 reboot failed

    i had made the changes to the root= parameter and modprobe pata_macio and that didn't do anything also i had upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 so i think doing changing the yabootconfig with sudo nano to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrage to 11.10 reboot failed

    i used sudo yabootconfig -r /dev/sdb because the external hard drive was sda and nothing else looked like a drive and i confirmed to writing a yaboot.conf file on there or something and when i...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrage to 11.10 reboot failed

    for the gui i think i used your article on how to install lubuntu on ppc at this website http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11020435&postcount=1
    so i should have the gui after the code there
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrage to 11.10 reboot failed

    i got past the busybox error with the pata_macio command with ctrl+d
    but now i have a different problem it was supposed to boot to gui but it just went to cli and it wont let me change the yaboot...
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