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828688 Ben
July 13th, 2010, 08:56 PM
Here are the specs of my computer (no sure if they're necessary, but why not):

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: Power Mac G5
Model Identifier: PowerMac7,3
Processor Name: PowerPC G5 (3.0)
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 2
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 1.5 GB
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.2.4f1

ATA Bus:

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109:

Model: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109
Revision: A912
Detachable Drive: No
Protocol: ATAPI
Unit Number: 0
Socket Type: Internal
Low Power Polling: Yes
Power Off: No

PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-109:

Firmware Revision: A912
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
Cache: 2000 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO
Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds

ATI Radeon 9600:

Chipset Model: ATY,RV351
Type: Display
Bus: AGP
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 128 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x4150
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-A58504-112
Displays:
HF237:
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Depth: 32-Bit Color
Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Rotation: Supported
Display Connector:
Status: No Display Connected

Has ANYONE made any headway on getting flash working on a PPC mac????

I WILL TRY ANYTHING!!!!

Thanks for the help,
Ben

linuxopjemac
July 13th, 2010, 09:47 PM
forget flash. If you are in Lucid Lynx, you might want to try midori browser. It can handle html5 youtube video. I am hoping that lightspark will be ported to PPC one day...

barbaGNU
July 13th, 2010, 11:47 PM
sad to say but i moved away from ubuntu.
Now i've a working gnash plugin (gnash builded against ffmpeg with altivec support) on firefox that is quite usable on my _new_ dual 1.8 g5 with standard nv drivers without hw dri. It works (100% cpu) on my iBook too with radeon dri.

barbaGNU
July 14th, 2010, 07:49 PM
ok, as asked in PM i'm now going to post a new reply.
now i'm using a different distro (the name is in my signature) on my ppc machines and this one has a different target from ubuntu. It's source based and is very hard to understand.
As 98% of gnu/linux distributions is free software thus everybody can read and study their sources (they named Pkgfile) to build a working gnash.

here two screenshot using the_gimp:
firefox+gnash (http://i30.tinypic.com/2v96lvt.jpg)
firefox+openjdk6+openoffice (http://i28.tinypic.com/avo8eq.jpg)

sha.goyjo
July 14th, 2010, 11:36 PM
BarbaGNU, I know there are ways to hand-compile gnash to work better than it does from the ubuntu repos. Could you perhaps post a thread with a how-to of how you compiled it?

barbaGNU
July 15th, 2010, 06:04 PM
BarbaGNU, I know there are ways to hand-compile gnash to work better than it does from the ubuntu repos.
i didn't compiled it by hand, i simply used cruxppc's port manager:

# ilenia -U gnash firefox-flash-plugin

Could you perhaps post a thread with a how-to of how you compiled it? i cannot, i moved to a gnu/linux distro that really supports my preferred arch. Maybe i'll move again in the next future.
You can read/study/understand how cruxppc uses to compile gnash (and its own deps) and then you are free to write by yourself that howto.

Anyway, if you have no skill or no free time, i suggest to use: http://www.canonical.com/consumer-services/support