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

Fritz Hudnut este.el.paz at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 16:14:25 UTC 2016


Thanks for the reply . . . I'll check into your suggestions in a few days .
. . iBook is now shelved.  I had it stacked higher on a book so it made
typing on it more cumbersome . . . I'll go back to using a lower book or
plugging in a keyboard and see if the problem continues--rather than
messing with the system . . . .

Thanks though,


On Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 6:11 AM, Peter Golis <golisp at centrum.sk> wrote:

> 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 m y 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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