lubuntu 13.10 powerpc and imac g4

Jackson Doak noskcaj at
Mon Oct 7 08:41:03 UTC 2013

At the moment, we only have two powerpc images. Netboot (with lets you
install any *buntu) and lubuntu. That should be fixed for 14.04 when
Qt for powerpc comes out.

Please report any results you have to

Thanks for testing

On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 6:56 PM, Daniel Gustafsson
<cloaked at> wrote:
> This weekend I've been busy trying to get a recent builds of xubuntu working
> on my old iMac G4 (iLamp). I think it broke around 12.04 ?
> As some might know the more recent builds crashes with the "recursive fault"
> issue that requires you to blacklist snd_powermac. And when that's been
> dealt with the graphics doesn't work and trying to recompile
> xserver-xorg-video-nv didn't work out too well (The guides references a
> version of the sourcecode that seems to have been pulled and the old one
> doesn't compiler since it's expecting xaa.h)
> I really never did get it to work, I simply got a hold of the daily "saucy"
> build of lubuntu for powerpc and it worked out of the box! One thing that
> refuses to work however is sound.
> Now I'm in no way an experienced linux user but I _think_ I've done
> everything correct. I've tried disabling the snd-aoa modules and manually
> modprobing snd_powermac. I've installed/uninstalled/reinstalled alsa-base
> and pulseaudio but "cat /proc/asound/cards", "alsactl init" and "pacmd
> list-cards" claims I've got no sound hardware in the system.
> I'm not really sure were to go from here. Feels like there's a 50/50 chance
> the error is on my part or a problem with snd_powermac not recognizing the
> card?
> At any rate I got both a G4 "Lamp" and a G4 "Cube" I'd be more than willing
> to test stuff on in case more PowerPC hardware testers are needed but I
> don't know where to start out.
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