I'm somewhat of a novice and am trying to get some tips. I work at an urban high school in Austin, Texas, and am trying to get eight 10 year old Powerbook G4's to a point where they are able to perform two functions; run Open Office and use firefox with a wireless connection. These will be used for projects in our biology lab. The computers were donated by a local university, and had their hard drives wiped before arriving. I've attempted to install ubuntu on all 8.
Of the 8;
3 work fine
2 have "triple vision". The screens are fuzzy and there are 3 of every image. I imagine that could be a hardware issue, but really have no idea.
1 computer tells me, during the Detect Disk part of the 'install video=ofonly' install, that no disk drive was detected, and asks me to select it from a list... the list is long
The other two computers have become my personal nemesis and I will deal with them as I please.