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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Thinkpad T420, Ubuntu 11.04 Fan running all the Time

    I went through the instructions and the fan is now running. I've seen it go from level 3 to level 1. So it seems to be working.

    Anything else?

    Thank you for your help.
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Thinkpad T420, Ubuntu 11.04 Fan running all the Time

    I just opened a bunch of youtube videos, gimp, eclipse, random programs, a movie editor, etc... And the fan speed did not change from 0. I'm going to assume this means things aren't setup properly....
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Thinkpad T420, Ubuntu 11.04 Fan running all the Time

    Mejo, thank you very much. I appreciate it.

    One thing before I follow these steps. Right now the fan isn't running constantly. I did install the thinkfan package earlier when I first tried...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Thinkpad T420, Ubuntu 11.04 Fan running all the Time

    I was trying to go through this, but I'm thinking I don't have enough expertise. How would you recommend installing the thinkfan package? I ran 'sudo apt-get install thinkfan'. Is this what you...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: A PPC friendly Ubuntu that will fit on a CD-R?

    i found this, which is at 691MB:
    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/9.10/release/ubuntu-9.10-alternate-powerpc.iso
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mac won't boot to disc.

    zvacet, thank you.

    i was finally able to get the computer to boot from disc. there was a firmware password that i didn't know, this was keeping me from booting from cd. i reset the firmware by...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: A PPC friendly Ubuntu that will fit on a CD-R?

    Okay. I'm a little farther.

    I had to reset the firmware password by taking out the RAM and resetting the PRAM (whatever that is). I was able to boot from a CD by holding down the "option" key...
  8. [ubuntu] A PPC friendly Ubuntu that will fit on a CD-R?

    I want to install Ubuntu on a PPC iMac. It is running 10.2.8.

    I'm looking for a ppc version of Ubuntu that will fit on a CD-R, the iMac has no DVD reader. Where can I find this?

    Also, I'm...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mac won't boot to disc.

    If I were trying to boot from a burned disc image that was the wrong format (not ppc) the computer wouldn't even attempt to boot from this disc?

    I did download a ppc friendly 9.10, but the file is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mac won't boot to disc.

    This just seems like a lost cause.

    I hold "option" down, and get to a different screen. But this screen asks for some sort of password. I don't know the password.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mac won't boot to disc.

    Okay. I'll look around.

    I did just download the PowerPC version of 9.10... but it is over 700MB, it won't fit on a CD-R. The iMac doesn't have a DVD-ROM. Hmmm...

    Is there anyway I can...
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    [ubuntu] Mac won't boot to disc.

    I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an old iMac that is running Mac OS X 10.2.8.

    I've tried holding down "c", holding down "option", and nothing works.

    Would anyone know any tips on how to get...
  13. Thread: Linux laptop.

    by chonald
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    [ubuntu] Re: Linux laptop.

    currently i am using an imac as my main computer. i have parallels desktop running windows if i ever need it.

    this whole linux kick i've gone on is that one of my computer engineering professors...
  14. Thread: Linux laptop.

    by chonald
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    [ubuntu] Re: Linux laptop.

    I have been looking at this laptop with 9.10* installed:
    http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/notebooks/laptop-inspiron-1545/pd.aspx?refid=laptop-inspiron-1545&s=dhs&cs=19&~oid=us~en~29~linux_2~~
  15. Thread: Linux laptop.

    by chonald
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    [ubuntu] Re: Linux laptop.

    I haven't checked the hardware compatibility yet. I will now.

    I would primarily be using this laptop for school as a Software Engineering major. It would be for me to carry around campus and use...
  16. Thread: Linux laptop.

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    [ubuntu] Re: Linux laptop.

    thanks fellows.

    unless there is any other general advice, i may just start looking around and reading up.

    appreciate it.
  17. Thread: Linux laptop.

    by chonald
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    [ubuntu] Re: Linux laptop.

    Thanks fellows.

    Would anyone recommend any of the major laptop companies and their laptops? I could most likely just plop ubuntu on one of them... perhaps partition so I could have windows when I...
  18. Thread: Linux laptop.

    by chonald
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    [ubuntu] Linux laptop.

    I'm slightly interested in buying a laptop with linux installed, ready to go.

    Does anyone know of any company that sells decent laptops with linux already installed? Besides Dell?

    Are the Dell...
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