[lubuntu-users] Lubuntu Xenial PPC testing on iBook G4

Brendan Perrine walterorlin at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 22:26:32 UTC 2016

On Sat, 26 Mar 2016 21:34:56 +0000
Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Lu Users:
> So, while I was fiddling around with trying to get U-MATE 16 tested on the
> iBook I also downloaded the Lubuntu Daily from the 23rd . . . and I burned
> it to BlueRay disk!!!!  After trying the MATE version, simply put, there
> are "issues" . . . perhaps just too much for the low spec system.  So,
> expectations were low for the Lu 16 BR disk on the G4, but, on this
> computer it runs very well . . . the fan has more or less been running
> steadily, but nothing frenetic like in the MATE disk.
> The DVD booted fairly fast and apps launched pretty quickly, only issue,
> which I had in Lu 15 and 14 is setting the clock doesn't seem to get
> noticed by Gmail--so all the times in my gmail account are what "UTC"???
> In MATE I can only open about 4 apps before the GUI is overwhelmed, but in
> Lubuntu I had 5 open before the system declined to open Lightlocker
> settings.  Closing an app still didn't get me into Lightlocker  . . . so
> far the only problem that I found.
> This edition of Lu seems to be easy enough on the iBook that I might try
> the full install . . . is there some "known issue" about installing from
> the liveDVD?  Something about "casper" that needs attention??  Haven't had
> the chance to check, but probably in my i2c computer sound still needs to
> be adjusted?  I used all the "radeon" fb boot params . . . not a problem to
> get that added to the Yaboot config file.
> Overall for the iBook this is running nicely, fan just getting a touch
> obtrusive while typing this email, but in Lu 14 session it is louder . . .
> .  Congrats.
> F
I think menu -> system tools -> time and date is what allows you to change the time zone with  a GUI in lubuntu. 

I also think the light locker bug might have already been reported so maybe look on launchpad. 

Brendan Perrine <walterorlin at gmail.com>

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