[lubuntu-users] Lubuntu 16.04 PPC installed & doing OK on iBook G4

Fritz Hudnut este.el.paz at gmail.com
Sat Apr 2 14:48:57 UTC 2016

et al:

Did the install of Lu 16 PPC on my G4 iBook, there were some problems with
the install, don't know if it was the old "don't use the desktop icon for
the installer" . . . but, using the desktop link led to an aborted
install.  Or, possibly it was a similar bug to what I had with U-MATE 16 on
my PM 3,1 . . . checking the "install 3rd party software" button created
problems for that install & possibly did so in this one . . . reported then
as a "bug" and I believe it was marked invalid, but still seems to be
causing problems in the install process.

Took a while to get wifi going, but otherwise, nice basic system that so
far seems to be running my iBook and doing my basic tasks very well.  Just
the fan blowing quietly or a little more loudly than quiet, while typing
this post in Gmail.  This version of Lu is much better than the Lu 14 . . .
which just wouldn't run on this computer w/o GUI crashes . . . now U-MATE
16 will not run on the iBook, but Lubuntu seems to.


On Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 10:14 AM, Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com>

> Lu users:
> Happy Easter to all.  Could someone offer a short insight into the
> differences in using slightly different boot params for radeon fb?  I used
> "live radeon.agpmode=-1 radeon.modeset=1 video=offb:off
> video=radeonfb:off"   for one liveDVD session, then I used just "live" and
> the GUI "crashed" while logging into Gmail; and I used my old 14.04 boot
> params "live video=ofonly radeon.agpmode=-1" . . . .  The system seems to
> be running just fine using the last boot params as it did on the first;
> would there be any reason to use the first set over the third?
> The Lu 16 PPC system seems to offering basic function for all the things I
> would want to do with my iBook, so at some point I'll probably go for the
> install, just wondering if the boot params should be one way or another for
> best performance?
> Thanks,
> F
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