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    [PPC] Re: And then there was success

    linuxopjemac,

    As of today, I have given away somewhere near 40 old Macs with your lovely mint installed. Thank you for your efforts. After I posted the above "success story", I moved on to the...
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    [PPC] And then there was success

    I now have 16 fully functional Linux Mint G3's & G4's. I am giving them away to my colleagues. Thank you for each of your valuable tips and links.

    You really do make the difference.

    I can type...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't install ubuntu on my mac

    When in doubt, try mint ppc (v 5, I think). I have just had some overnight success and now have 5 viable Linux Mint old MACs. PPC G3's & G4's. I am documenting the journey.

    RESOURCES

    Get this...
  4. [all variants] Re: Cursor waiting, gimme some commands...all eyes

    Yes, in fact, I will say that last night I had the light bulb of all light bulbs shine in my brain. At some point I made it into xorg.conf.new, edited it and rebooted. Still the same outcome.

    BUT...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't install ubuntu on my mac

    I feel your pain. I, too, have tried from soup to nuts on my Power Mac G3's & G4's.

    Attached is what I get right before I am expecting to get to my very first desktop session. I have modified the...
  6. [all variants] Re: Cursor waiting, gimme some commands...all eyes

    Several of these:

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_server_g3/stats/macserver_g3_350_bl.html


    Several of these:
    ...
  7. [all variants] UPDATE Re: Cursor waiting, gimme some commands...all eyes

    I FINALLY got into root terminal via Control/Alt F1

    Then I typed ls

    I cd to snoop around the various directories.

    I ended up back at /

    I then typed VIEW xorg.conf.new
  8. [all variants] Cursor waiting, gimme some commands...all eyes

    I would love to employ this (or even just edit mine) Xorg.conf if I could only get to a place to do so.

    I have just installed now no less than 7 different versions of Linux on both G3/G4 towers. I...
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    [PPC] Re: Power Mac G3 & G4 (PPC) Install

    I have G3/G4 Power Mac towers as well as single unit/monitor combo older G3 iMacs.
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    [PPC] Re: Power Mac G3 & G4 (PPC) Install

    Here is what I see...
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    [PPC] Re: Power Mac G3 & G4 (PPC) Install

    AND...to get a terminal:
    ctl+alt F1

    Not able to make that happen.

    At black screen I bang the **** out of the keys and nothing. Is there a secret?
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    [PPC] Re: Power Mac G3 & G4 (PPC) Install

    I have now had 2 of the Power Mac G4's install seamlessly, only to kick the bad display upon first launch.
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    [PPC] Re: Help with ubuntu on a apple g3

    My Squeeze install went wonderfully. Smooth. BUT...BUT, upon first launch I have a display issue. I can see a very pixel-filled bottom white bar where the taskbar should be, but that is where it...
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    [PPC] Re: Power Mac G3 & G4 (PPC) Install

    There are random RAM allotments for the stockpile of machines I am working with. I try to make sure they have 512MB, but it's old PC133 or 100, so if I haven't been pack-ratting, some will likely...
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    [PPC] Re: Power Mac G3 & G4 (PPC) Install

    There are random RAM allotments for the stockpile of machines I am working with. I try to make sure they have 512MB, but it's old PC133 or 100, so if I haven't been pack-ratting, some will likely...
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    [PPC] Re: Power Mac G3 & G4 (PPC) Install

    Thank you. I am downloading it now. I am a Mac/WIN tech with sparse Linux experience here and there. In bursts during a project, then nothing for a year. I start the learning process over with each...
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    [PPC] Power Mac G3 & G4 (PPC) Install

    What is the best distro & instruction set to install Linux on Power Macs? I have Blue/White G3's and Gray/White G4's. I also have a ton of little blue/white cube iMac G3's.

    Our company upgraded a...
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    [PPC] Power Mac G3 & G4 (PPC) Install

    What is the best distro & instruction set to install Linux on Power Macs? I have Blue/White G3's and Gray/White G4's. I also have a ton of little blue/white cube iMac G3's.

    Our company upgraded a...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to install on a G4--returning from prom_init

    if you are still a user of this forum, could you go back into your archives and recall how you (if you) solved this problem? I have the same one 5 years later!
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    Re: Best BSD for PPC Mac?

    I suppose I am far too late to chime in, but I am trying (with some success) to convert an entire room of PPC G3, G4 and iMacs to Ubuntu. It's been a crap shoot to see which box will install and...
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