View Full Version : [xubuntu] Black screen on iMac G3 after fresh install of Xubuntu 9.10

November 28th, 2010, 07:13 PM

I am new to this forum and have a problem with a Xubuntu install. I installed Xubuntu (Karmic 9.10) several times on an old iMac G3 with powerpc processor. Previously I had installed versions as 6.06 and 6.10 succesfully. But no luck this time. All installs were succesfull if alternate cd's were used.

The problem is that when i boot up i see the bootloader 'yaboot' and after that shortly the mouse logo from Xubuntu. After that the screen turns black and the indication light from the powerbutton turns from green to orange, this means no signal (i guess).

I assume that my screen resolution is wrong and cannot be displayed, the Mac uses 1024x768 if i am right.

My question is : How to access any configuration file to change resolution as I believe is the problem?

Edit: Perhaps there is a way to access command line to change config files.. ?
Or using a live CD, but this computer is low on memory and has a hard time using live-CD's.

The Cog
December 30th, 2010, 04:45 PM
Moved thread from Apple to Installatinon and Upgrades as requested.
Sorry I can't help further though. This reply will bump to the top again.