Upgrade Problem: Lubuntu PPC G3 13.04 to 13.10

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Wed May 7 00:17:12 UTC 2014

On 05/06/2014 05:32 PM, Michael Dean Neukirchen wrote:
> Greetings; newbie here!
>  Old PowerBook PPC G3, 500 Mhz, 650 Mb ram; Mac PowerBook 'Pismo'.
>  Lubuntu resurrected it, but for how long?!
>  I've tried to update, twice, to newer, supported version 13.10, with
> bad effects: white screen - without the ability to toggle to terminal.
> Would an upgrade not have backward support for the graphics on this
> old thing (purchased in 2000 AD), or is this not to be expected?
> Could this finally be the twilight for this old machine? If so, is
> this old machine finally ready for the heap? Recycleable in any way?
> Many thanx! - Michael
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Have you tried booting with a yaboot parameter like

Your processor is slow, but you have a decent amount of RAM (for an old
It should run (even though it will be slow).
It sounds like an xorg problem to me...
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