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  1. [lubuntu] IMAC G3 12.04 mesa downgrade? video hungry.

    Good day folks,

    I have a nice little setup 12.04 on a 2001 g3 imac 600mhz 684 mb ram. 128 mb ati integrated graphics.

    I have read very little about it, but i have a feeling that if i downgrade...
  2. [lubuntu] Re: Wireless network bridging: Using wi-fi with older hardware [g3 + g4]

    Update:

    I have been using this setup for more than 3 weeks now, and it has proven reliable, quick, and easy.
    Even when I encountered a power surge and lost power to the router, I was able to just...
  3. [lubuntu] Re: help with synaptic repositories and apt-get please!

    Hey thanks so much for the reply folks. That link seems like a great resource, looks similar to my sources.list file currently, but I will be able to compare them tonight, I will get the output from...
  4. [lubuntu] Re: help with synaptic repositories and apt-get please!

    Is there anyone that feels like uploading a copy of their /etc/apt/sources.list file so that i can try it on my machine??

    I'm running 12.04 PPC. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks all!
  5. [lubuntu] Re: Wireless network bridging: Using wi-fi with older hardware [g3 + g4]

    Also be sure to check out https://openwrt.org/ for even more wireless bridging options.
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Using Airport express !st gen to connect to internet

    what model machine do you have and what network hardware are you using to connect to your airport base station?
  7. [lubuntu] Wireless network bridging: Using wi-fi with older hardware [g3 + g4]

    Don't buy a wireless network bridge for $150

    I have come to find out that the older airport cards (airport classic, extreme) have problems connecting to certain networks and wifi devices and...
  8. [lubuntu] help with synaptic repositories and apt-get please!

    Hey everyone. imac g3 ppc running 12.04.

    I'm having trouble getting synaptic to show me available packages. it only shows me the original list from the fresh install, does not show me anything new...
  9. [PPC] Help with Android 4G Hotspot, USB Tethering, and airport classic card!

    -Running Lubuntu 12.04 on g3 imac with airport classic card. The firmware on my airport card is 8.7.
    I ran 'dmesg | grep airport' and the last line says wpa-psk2 is supported

    -Have a...
  10. [lubuntu] HELP WITH ANDROID HOTSPOT or tethering!! lets tackle this!

    Hey everyone! Interesting issue here.

    -Running Lubuntu 12.04 on g3 imac with airport classic card. The firmware on my airport card is 8.7.
    I ran 'dmesg | grep airport' and the last line...
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    [PPC] Re: "iMac G3 for Dummies"

    rsavage and str8bs (and others!).. you seem to be the main active authorities on getting x/k/lubuntu installed on theses g3s. I hope i speak for everyone in the forum when i say THANK YOU for your...
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    [lubuntu] Re: apple airport classic wifi help!

    Hey, thanks for the reply!

    I've been researching this more and came across the original copy of the imac's manual. It says there's an integrated antenna in the case that you need to unclip to...
  13. Re: compiling gimp on lubuntu 12.04 PowerPC! G3

    i thank you folks for your helpful information! i think i'm going to try both the port and give a shot at compiling as well.
  14. compiling gimp on lubuntu 12.04 PowerPC! G3

    Before I undertake this project, I want to see if you all can answer some basic compiling questions for me!

    Want to install gimp 2.8. I will settle for 2.0 if i have to. I've been reading...
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    [lubuntu] apple airport classic wifi

    Trying to get my wifi working on the g3 slot load. The "radio" is working from the net manager applet, in other words, i can see all the networks. I have a problem with a weak signal, so im trying to...
  16. [lubuntu] Pointers compiling gimp 2.0/2.8 Lubuntu 12.04?

    Before I undertake this project, I want to see if you all can answer some basic compiling questions for me!

    Want to install gimp 2.8. I will settle for 2.0 if i have to. I've been reading...
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    [PPC] Re: "iMac G3 for Dummies"

    so have you tried 12.04 on the ruby? i have not had time to read this whole thread. were you unsuccessful with 12.04?

    i have a second imac i'm going to use to dual-boot, i was going to try 12.10...
  18. [PPC] Re: software suggestions needed! loading up the new install.

    I've been told wine will not work on ppc. How about QEMU?

    What i'm looking for is info on is using an emulator to emulate windows or osX.... but to run on lubunutu 12.04 on my g3 ppc chip. I'm not...
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    [PPC] Re: "iMac G3 for Dummies"

    Hey, usuing Lubuntu 12.04 and lxde.. unity is so ugly to me, i hate smart phones and tablets. ew.
    Isn't it awesome?? I remember when i was in 9th grade it was 1999/2000... and the cpu lab in school...
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    [PPC] Re: "iMac G3 for Dummies"

    its the offb. I had the same problem when experimenting with different vmodes and yaboot parameters. The only that worked was video=aty128fb:1024x768-60

    Once you get the xorg.conf edited (or...
  21. [PPC] Re: software suggestions needed! loading up the new install.

    thanks for the simple answers! chrome isnt the end of the world, guess firefox is ok!!
    -banshee will be needed so thank you.
    -no wine for ppc.. ok! which emu is used if any?

    awesome. i like this...
  22. [lubuntu] Re: Create new root password? Lubuntu 12.04 root username deleted!

    Problem solved.

    First attempt i launched "Linux single" and it still launched X.... don't know why.
    Second attempt, same command "Linux single" and 1 minute goes by and success in the form of...
  23. [lubuntu] Re: Create new root password? Lubuntu 12.04 root username deleted!

    I was not able to boot into recovery mode... Holding shift does not bring up a boot menu as described in one of the links i was provided :see above post:

    i have a usb keyboard, not wireless.

    So...
  24. [PPC] software suggestions needed! loading up the new install.

    Hello everyone! Since i have my G3 iMac going with lubuntu 12.04.. I'm looking for just a few basic suggestions to follow up on for nice apps. What i'm looking for:

    -A bittorent client with a...
  25. [all variants] Re: ATI Rage driver frustration. What version/desktop/other distro should I use?

    I have an r128 in use with lubuntu 12.04.. just got this working and it looks great! you are correct it's ancient, not quite 15 years yet, but if you're not processing 3d graphics it should be fine....
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