Lu 12.04 "Network Manager is not working"?? YT is not working either . . . .

Israel israeldahl at
Fri Jun 6 20:33:55 UTC 2014

On 06/06/2014 03:02 PM, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
> Israel:
> Thanks for the reply, I'll check that link in a bit . . . sorry to the
> ladies, I've just mostly seen replies from the Gents, hence my "Gents"
> . . . .
No problem, I am sure the Ladies are not offended.  I tell people so
they don't make a mistake in assuming that everyone is a guy, and call a
girl a guy :-[
> But, right, that is the question, why would this be happening in 12? 
> There was sound and then there was none??
I am not entirely sure.  PPC seems to be a mess to me.  I have had some
issues that are very difficult, and some normal packages aren't built
for PPC.  I do know that sometime between 12.04 and 14.04 there was a
thing that broke in the hw-detect (hardware detect) package in Debian
that now lists certain models as requiring wrong kernel modules, and
broke some working kernel modules.
Since the Kernel is upgraded on your system you could always try rolling
back to an earlier kernel (like the version just before this one where
everything broke)
Here is something about configuring yaboot
try booting with the old image.
You'll need to add something like (use a real Kernel number instead of

        append="quiet splash"

Then you will need to

sudo ybin -v

in order to set up your new configuration.

> And, on the wifi, I believe I originally had to use "b-43-legacy" to
> get wifi working, but, again, question is why was it working and then
> not?  There have been "issues" getting wifi set up, even in my MBPro
> in Linux Mint flavors, but with the ubuntu "add'l drivers" app that
> has mostly been easy.  I think in MintPPC there were a number of
> issues with the ethernet going away and needing to be re set up . . .
> but, if I have some variation of "b-43" . . . would I still "modprobe
> airport"???  Or would I be "modprobe b-43-legacy" or something like that?
no... you don't need to modprobe b43 anything.
Just check and see what b43 packages you have installed... sometimes
they conflict with each other
(open synaptic and search for b43)

> I've done a fair number of fresh installs of various systems, but in
> terms of troubleshooting and fixing stuff . . . that I don't know how
> to do . . . i.e., I'm not so sure what "modprobing" does . . . . 
Modprobing is a way to add in a Kernel module while the computer is
running...  this is useful for certain drivers (like sound in ppc).
> Which is another way of saying, "extensive hacking around" is probably
> something I don't have time for . . .
Yeah... I TOTALLY understand :D
> I spent a lot of time getting the video driver to even show something,
> and doing the "retro install" of the nv driver . . . .  The watching
> video thing isn't a major issue for me, but the sound
You may simply have needed an xorg file for this to work correctly...
> thing . . . a little bit more problematic.  I'l look at the link and
> see if it relates, etc.
> Thanks,
> F/e.e.p.


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