Lubuntu-users Digest, Vol 30, Issue 53

Fritz Hudnut este.el.paz at
Mon Jun 23 20:39:09 UTC 2014

@Luca & Israel:

You ****should**** be able to get 12.04 installed on a G4 . . . I have an
iMac 800 MHz and it had 512 MB RAM and I managed --with online help-- to
get the NV driver installed . . . and it works more or less quite
well--just issues with "Suspend" not working.  You should be able to search
the Ubuntu Apple User Forum to find direction, possibly the thread "Testers
wanted for PPC 12.04" thread . . . ???

@Israel:  I tried to test the 14.04 LiveDVD on the iMac and I vaguely
recall that it wasn't too successful, I think I posted here about my
results, which I think it was a low resolution screen that wasn't able to
fix with Yaboot parameters.  And then, the potential lack of NV or fbdev
drivers . . . .  Possibly the radeon iBook will test out and might be
"do-able" without major time consumption . . . .


Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:01 +0200
> From: luca bellini <luca.bellini75 at>
> To: Israel <israeldahl at>
> Cc: lubuntu-users at
> Subject: Re: Lubuntu 14.04 for PPC & NV driver
> Hi guys,
> attached my mac G4, the only release that has worked is the YDL 6.2 but is
> no longer maintained so it is useless to install it.
> I tried the following ubuntu:
> Lubuntu 14:04
> Lubuntu 12:04
> Lubuntu 10:04
> apart the 10.04 that the only problem with me is that when you install an I
> / O on the hard disk of the other problems have the video card gives me a
> black screen 12.04 and 14.04 you load it goes into low-resolution and made
> ??it impossible to continue with the installation.
> Sorry form my english.
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