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  1. [all variants] Re: Easily save a few extra watts when idle and increase your battery life!

    You can save 2 more watts by not having a blinking cursor - even if you don't use a terminal.

    Go into your keyboard prefs, and make sure that "Cursor Blinks in Text Fields" is unchecked.

    I...
  2. [xubuntu] Re: iMac G3-Color Depth is 16-Bit(I believe), How do I change it?

    You could force it by specifying it in the screen section similar to this


    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    Monitor "iMac"...
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    [all variants] Re: Cannot boot imac g3

    Don't take my word for it. Here's a snippet from /etc/yaboot.conf for the bootloader showing the 3rd partition (/dev/sda3 in my case, in your case it might be hda3) as being root from my Debian...
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    [all variants] Re: Cannot boot imac g3

    AHA! I think I found the problem. I was reading so fast I didn't recognize something that burned me when I first started out:



    Nope - not correct. Go ahead and give it the name of root (not...
  5. [other] Re: [PPC] Beware of ppc Macs with unknown heritage!

    Ah there you are! Nice to see you too.

    In most of the cases I ran into, it wasn't really anything deceitful, just a sincere attempt that a former owner tries without really knowing the apple...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem logging in on powerpc

    NICE WORKAROUND! Reports like that make my day for sure.

    I wonder if we can simplify the process...maybe:

    1) Get into rescue mode with Linux rw init=/bin/bash

    2) run pwconv

    3) Just...
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    [all variants] Re: Cannot boot imac g3

    Sounds great but DON'T sit on the 8gb boundary! Make it no larger than 7gb to be safe. So 8gb is the spec, but I've seen quite a few pull their hair out when it failed because of being on that...
  8. [other] [PPC] Beware of ppc Macs with unknown heritage!

    Getting Linux on an early G3 iMac can be tough enough as it is. It can be even tougher if you don't know the history of the machine - especially if you can't verify that it is working in the first...
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    [all variants] Re: Cannot boot imac g3

    Tiresia's right. However, we may be shooting in the dark. What exactly is the model of your G3 iMac?

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/index-imac.html

    Have you ever known that iMac...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Apple G3 and G4 Black Screen ATI rage 128

    Glad it's working!

    Copy or print out that xorg.conf file for reference! (off the machine!). You might need it later on. I've spent months tweaking an xorg.conf only to have the machine crash...
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    [all variants] Re: Cannot boot imac g3

    It all depends on your amount of tolerance for pain.

    The thing is, no matter if you choose a DE Desktop-Environment such as XFCE, or just a WM Window-Manager like Fluxbox, if you do anything...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem logging in on powerpc

    You may have stumbled across something - 99% of the time I use the "alternate" installer. However when I used Jaunty, for the first time in my life I used the desktop installer. No troubles.
    ...
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    [all variants] Re: Cannot boot imac g3

    The project you have described is about the only reasonable way to get anything useful out of a G3 iMac.

    I'm assuming that since you don't have the original mac-os disks, and that you can't even...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem logging in on powerpc

    We may be seeing a combination of problems here. If it is just the inability to enter the user password, even though you know it was good during setup, you can try this:

    At the second-stage...
  15. [kubuntu] Re: desktop effects not working on PowerBook G4 1.67GHz

    On a related note - with all that is happening with ATI these days, it appears that Ubuntu has adopted a more generic video driver for ati boxes.

    Ironically, this makes it easier for the majority...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Apple G3 and G4 Black Screen ATI rage 128

    Some machines don't immediately barf on the splash screen - you either sit in total blackness for awhile, or are greeted by some 1970's acid-graphics temporarily until you get to X. However, some...
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    [ubuntu] Re: install ubuntu 9.04 on macmini g4

    These generic instructions just might help:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1162913

    The first thing I'd do is disable the infamous non-working Ubuntu splash screen. :)

    Then, move on...
  18. [all variants] Re: So is there a video driver for powerbook G4 IIs?

    There are no proprietary restricted drivers with PPC. The good news is that it is working with your external monitor.

    What you have to do now is get around the Apple display quirk that doesn't...
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    [ubuntu] Re: OpenOffice.org on iMac PPC with 8.10

    Have you actually searched for it in the repos with apt-get or in Synaptic from a running installation, and have the appropriate repos enabled?

    Sometimes PPC packages get left out of "official"...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Apple G3 and G4 Black Screen ATI rage 128

    Don't base your judgement about Linux on how it is supported for Apple PPC boxes, which are notoriously fickle for a beginner due to the large amount of Apple-specific quirks that Linux installers...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Imac G5 - lines on screen

    The first thing you should do is check to see if the serial number falls into those ranges of G5 iMacs that had have problems with both video and power issues:
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where are Session Preferences (9.04)?

    Be careful in there. Be sure to research what you are planning to disable.

    Since I don't use Evolution, I always uncheck the Evolution Alarm notifier..
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    [gnome] Re: Error on fresh Ubuntu install on iBook G4

    Be sure to tell us exactly which verson of Ubuntu you installed.

    If it was Intrepid 8.10, I'd suggest falling back to Hardy, or skip immediately to Jaunty - Intrepid 8.10 had some major issues...
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    [all variants] Re: Desktop Effects working in jaunty on ppc?

    I seem to remember those cards having problems with desktop affects back in the old driver days when using the default 24-bit color depth.

    Can you edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and force it to...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Booting to black screen, cannot get terminal

    I think I'm getting lost as to what is happening now. Are you saying that the screen issue is back after a successful update, even when you use Linux nosplash at the 2nd-stage boot prompt?

    On a...
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