Ok, there are three versions of mirror-door powermacs, one with an nvidia card, one with a radeon 9000, and one with a radeon 9000 pro. This might be part of the problem. Which one do you have?
Originally Posted by neizvestno
Also, what size / brand / model of monitor are you using?
In this case, you might be able to get it to reconfigure with the older
So I went back to 6.10 Ubuntu and while the drivers work I am not able to go higher than 800x600 resolution.
Note that in Hardy, your video card is no longer a part of this old standby for reconfiguring the xserver, so we can get some very valuable info from 6.10 here should we run into problems later with Hardy.
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
Even though it is not performing perfectly, make a copy or write down your 6.10 /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and /etc/yaboot.conf. These may contain some very valuable data that we can put into Hardy's config.
This is odd - sounds like you may want to make sure that either of these two commands are performed:
Additionally I always have to zap PRAM and hold CMD+OPT+SHIFT+DEL to boot from the drive I have Ubuntu installed to.
in addition you could try
sudo ybin -v -C /etc/yaboot.conf
I've had to run mkofboot on some install-resistant drives before for some reason - the more knowledgeable yaboot gurus can probably point out why...
mkofboot -v -C /etc/yaboot.conf
Be sure to see the powerpc faq especially in regards to making sure that your video drive is either "nv" or "radeon" depending on which mirror-door model you have:
We'll be glad to help - in fact, if you could post your 6.10 /etc/X11/xorg.conf and possibly your /etc/yaboot.conf here, that would make a great starting point.