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    Smile New to Ubuntu Help please

    I have installed Ubuntu 6.10 on my powerpc64. No other versions would install right. Now that it is installed I get loud fan noise which is really annoying.
    Is there a newer version of Ubuntu that I can use?
    Does anyone know how to stop the fan noise?

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    Re: New to Ubuntu Help please

    I have installed Ubuntu 6.10 on my powerpc64. No other versions would install right. Now that it is installed I get loud fan noise which is really annoying.
    Is there a newer version of Ubuntu that I can use?
    Does anyone know how to stop the fan noise?
    Well my friend, you've come to the right place at the right time.
    That fan problem you have on Ubuntu 6.06 "Dapper Drake" is due to the fact that
    the kernel that comes installed with that version has no "thermal control" (fan control)

    I agree with you completely that "Dapper" is/was the only version of Ubuntu that would install "properly" as it was "properly" supported for the PPC architecture.

    The good news is that Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" has just been officially released today !

    Though there is no "official" PPC support, there is a PPC installer for your machine.

    However, I have some bad news for you.

    I would be losing the respect of my comrades here on the Ubuntu Forum if I did not flame you repeatedly for not conducting a proper "search" of the forums to find the answers you have requested. There are an almost infinite amount of references to your issue.

    Apparently, I am also not "allowed" to tell you where the PPC Ubuntu Hardy Install ISO images reside but I am sure a "proper" Google search will yield the result for which you are looking.

    Code:
    hardy heron ppc installer


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    Last edited by slacka-vt; April 25th, 2008 at 02:53 AM. Reason: grammar ; more info

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    Smile Re: New to Ubuntu Help please

    Thank you for your email and for not quoting.
    Thanks
    Dave L.

    Quote Originally Posted by slacka-vt View Post
    Well my friend, you've come to the right place at the right time.
    That fan problem you have on Ubuntu 6.06 "Dapper Drake" is due to the fact that
    the kernel that comes installed with that version has no "thermal control" (fan control)

    I agree with you completely that "Dapper" is/was the only version of Ubuntu that would install "properly" as it was "properly" supported for the PPC architecture.

    The good news is that Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" has just been officially released today !

    Though there is no "official" PPC support, there is a PPC installer for your machine.

    However, I have some bad news for you.

    I would be losing the respect of my comrades here on the Ubuntu Forum if I did not flame you repeatedly for not conducting a proper "search" of the forums to find the answers you have requested. There are an almost infinite amount of references to your issue.

    Apparently, I am also not "allowed" to tell you where the PPC Ubuntu Hardy Install ISO images reside but I am sure a "proper" Google search will yield the result for which you are looking.

    Code:
    hardy heron ppc installer


    ~s

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    Re: New to Ubuntu Help please

    Fortunately, the fan problem has been fixed if Feisty+, and I can verify that it works on PPC Hardy. The only thing is, it will still scream upon initial installation, but will calm down after the first reboot.

    You can go from Dapper to Hardy fortunetely, since they are both LTS releases, so you won't have to do a clean install:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ha...39afb9b817f197

    Of course the repos are pretty well loaded up by now, so maybe wait a day or so.
    20" G5 iMac - AMD64 HP desktop
    http://www.ppclinux.info/

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    Re: New to Ubuntu Help please

    I have installed 8.04 LTS and all is well. Thanks 4 info.

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    Re: New to Ubuntu Help please

    The good thing is that this installation issue for some G5 owners might be fixed by the next spin, ie 8.04.1 since it was acknowledged by the devs. Hopefully they'll be able to include the fix, but if not, just stay calm until the first reboot.
    20" G5 iMac - AMD64 HP desktop
    http://www.ppclinux.info/

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