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

Peter Golis golisp at centrum.sk
Sun Apr 3 13:11:32 UTC 2016


Hello Fritz,
if you are sure about synaptics, then you can simply delete that kernel module. But Apple PowerBooks does not use that device driver.

Could you kindly check output of dmesg for OOM? 

PS: In Lubuntu is touchpad being handled by mouseemu service.

Peter.



On April 2, 2016 8:01:25 PM CEST, Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com> wrote:
>"Spoke" too soon; while typing an email I had the accidental swiping of
>touchpad that then causes sytem "freeze."  Had the same problem in my
>MBPro
>running various versions of LM, except there under "mouse & keyboard"
>they
>also have "touchpad" and if I check the "disable tap to click while
>typing"
>. . . that more or less "solves" the problem.  Couldn't find that
>feature
>in Lu 16???
>
>On this iBook the touchpad was having "issues" so I taped two layers of
>credit card over the area, but still it catches the "vibes" and I guess
>it
>does something in "synaptics" that causes the mouse cursor to jump, and
>then the system crashes . . . have to shut down with power button. 
>Reboot
>and it's again, "OK."
>
>F
>
>On Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 7:48 AM, Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com>
>wrote:
>
>> 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.
>>
>> F
>>
>>
>>
>
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