LiveDVD testing--iBook G4--updates

Israel israeldahl at
Sun May 11 21:09:40 UTC 2014

On 05/11/2014 01:18 PM, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
> Gents:
There are also ladies on this list, though I am a Gent :)
> Again booted the LiveDVD of Lu 14.04 from 4/18/14 on the G4 iBook 933
> MHz with 646MB+- something like that, RAM. . . looking to check up on
> someones suggestion here to try to set >Prefs >Appearances >Visual
> effects to >none . . . as a fix for the rough/slow window dragging
> issues. 
> I used "live-powerpc video=radeonfb: 1024x768-32" and that gets me to
> a clear 14.04
I used something almost the same
live video=radeonfb:1024x768-32 at 60

> splash window, but then takes me to a low resolution desktop
> wallpaper.  The windows are readable for the most part, with some
> caveats . . . in terms of the "Visual Effects" item, that does not
> exist in Preferences . . . at all, so no adjust is possible to set it
> to none.  The window dragging issue didn't seem to be as bad today as
> the last time I booted the same DVD, but it wasn't "fast" either . . . .
You wont have 'Visual Effects" as you don't have any sort of compositor
installed by default (like compton or xcompmgr, or the super heavy compiz)

> Trying to launch "openbox config manager" did not work, and the
> "Lightlocker settings" just brought a window frame, with nothing in it
> . . . .  So, still kinda a mixed bag for 14.04 on the iBook . . . .
I have used both utilities on an iBook with no problem.  You may try
setting your boot parameter to include the 60hz refresh.

> F/e.e.p.


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