Lubuntu-users Digest, Vol 46, Issue 8

emninger at emninger at
Sun Oct 18 08:27:08 UTC 2015

Am Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:00:13 +0000
schrieb Israel <israeldahl at>

> I run 12.04 (because of sound issues) with some specially built
> packages, to make ToriOS on my iBook
> I use JWM, so it is more like Lubuntu than CrunchBang, though it uses
> around 80MB RAM.
> But you can use conky and fluxbox with Ubuntu.  If you want to go that
> route, it might be better to install the mini iso, and simply build
> from there.
> systemd is an issue for some things you may be used to, such as
> homebrew scripts to shutdown/restart/suspend using dbus..
> there are new systemctrl commands for this...
> systemctrl reboot
> systemctrl poweroff
> and... I can't remember suspend off the top of my head... probably
> systemctrl suspend
> I think it is better to stick with LTS for PPC, though.
> > My questions:
> >
> > - I remember there were sound issues with newer kernels (newer than
> > 3.2 at least). Is that still the case? Or are they solved in the
> >   meantime. I see there are already kernels 4.3 for ppc ...  
> I haven't tried a newer version as of yet... I have been very busy,
> though I do intend to test Wily and newer 14.04 releases to see if my
> iBook has sound
> I am not sure how the powerbook fares with the hw-detect (hardware
> detect program... responsible for this issue) does with G4
> > - Which would be the best image to do the installation? I've a 14.04
> >   live iso. Would that be a good starting point (since it's still
> >   upstart based i presume)? Otherwise ... ?  
> mini.iso (14.04)
> Other downloads:
> > - Ah, a general question the g4 processor is 32bit, correct?  
> all the Apple PPC is 32bit AFAIK I think IBM only makes 64bit for
> their servers... I could be wrong though...

Hi Israel!

Thanks a lot for your infos. 

[OT on]In the meantime, i decided for a different
way (it's the computer for a weekendhouse for my wife ;) ) and the
problem is, she's used so much to Mac OS ...

Your mentioning of Homebrew was an excellent pointer :) I installed
Tiger, stripped it down as much as possible, threw away all outdated
and risky apps (like Safari ecc. ecc.), installed tigerbrew and
configured lots of darwin settings (tor, privoxy, torsocks,
proxychains4 to get torified and - relatively, i know ;) - safe
otherwise unprotected applications. Steep learning curve for me, but
interesting; i think i'll look into OpenBSD some time soon ;) There is
an adapted modern Firefox and Thunderbird for ppc Mac OS (Tenfourfox).
But i still have the advantages that powermanagement and streaming work
fine, a bit slow due to the limitations of the built in wireless, but's
ok.[OT off]


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