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June 4th, 2010, 08:13 PM
hello my imac g3 screen goes black when X starts
i hear the sound but i see nothing
when i press ctrl+alt+f1 i see the text
tried the xorg thing but i don't know how 2 do it
there is no xorg.conf i the hdd
so coud you make one 4 me'
all that i know about the ppc
imac g3 snow
plss help me :mad:
orrr is there another way
i can copy any file from my ubuntu pc to the ppc hdd if needed

June 5th, 2010, 11:07 AM
If you insist on Lucid Lynx, you have to be patient. We are working n a solution:


June 5th, 2010, 12:19 PM
noooo i just want my ubuntu 2 boot i donīt care which version

June 5th, 2010, 12:26 PM
If you insist on a working computer, I can advise you Linux Mint.

It's based on Debian. It works better than Ubuntu, believe me.

June 5th, 2010, 01:34 PM
how about xubuntu?

June 5th, 2010, 01:35 PM
and plss gimme the dl link 4 mint

June 5th, 2010, 02:22 PM
and i have an porable hdd is there any chance that i can boot from that one instead of the cd?

June 5th, 2010, 05:20 PM
There is no installable iso (yet), just follow the manual.


I would advize you to do a netboot installation from USB. It works great.

June 5th, 2010, 07:25 PM
**** the ****ing ppc needed to **** up this instlltion too!!!!!
i am not ****ing able to install mint
however debian instlled sucsefully
i got another ****ing error
plsss coud somebody upload all the files needed 4 mint

June 5th, 2010, 11:02 PM
What's the error?

June 9th, 2010, 12:40 PM
ok i installed mint i got an unknown error anyway i restarted the ppc and BOOM the creepy black screen instead of graphics as always
why the **** wont this black screen leave me alone!

June 9th, 2010, 01:08 PM
can you stop swearing and react cool please?

June 9th, 2010, 01:35 PM
srry but im mad
i checked out
now x fails to start because it says that x can't find the screen?
and what video card do i have
nvidia or ati?
i have an imac g3 snow by default i get
Option "FlatPanel" "true"

June 9th, 2010, 01:40 PM
i get

parse error on line 33 of section device in file xorg.conf
This section must have an identifier line
Fatal server error:
no screens found

June 9th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Just go to the Linux Mint PPC forum (http://mac.linux.be/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=16).

June 9th, 2010, 01:49 PM
whats the diffrence?
whatever i joined and wrote an new topic hoping that someone will help me