Home > Ubuntu > Ubuntu PPC quick look Ubuntu PPC quick look Submitted by Dave 2004-10-24 Ubuntu 16 Comments Here a quick look at Ubuntu Linux 4.10 on PowerPC: hardware detection and some other details. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 16 Comments 2004-10-24 6:18 pm Anonymous Looks like PostNuke got… nuked. 2004-10-24 6:22 pm Anonymous I suppose the chance of anyone mirroring the article prior to the OSNewsing is small? 2004-10-24 6:47 pm Anonymous sorry, it seems we lost a disk, putting the backup on-line, in 10 minutes we’re back 2004-10-24 7:28 pm Anonymous Is the site still down, or is it a problem my end? Would quite like to see more information on this distribution 2004-10-24 7:36 pm Anonymous i can read the article, but the site feels very slow. 2004-10-24 9:19 pm Anonymous Just intalled ubuntu on my quicksilver G4. The install was simple and it looks and runs excellent! You can really see how they have been able to focus on debian sid. Great Job! 2004-10-24 9:40 pm Anonymous I really like ubuntu, they have done a great job! I hope they produce a PPC LiveCD someday – don’t want to put a full ubuntu install on my PowerBook but I would certainly keep a LiveCD with me when I was on the road. 2004-10-24 9:52 pm Anonymous I can’t get the Network devices to work. what do I have to use to get them to work? 2004-10-25 2:56 am Anonymous Can I get this on my Pegasos? 2004-10-25 6:03 am Anonymous http://people.ubuntulinux.org/~mako/ubuntu-traffic/u20041008_07.htm… — see last Ubuntu Traffic. 2004-10-25 8:07 am Anonymous I may be out of subject, but now, posting from ubuntu … i must really say it to you people, this is an incredible pollished distribution. It is so clean and the next big thing is that it gives you the feeling of beeing a true desktop user. It is quite pollished and i just bought crossover office and i am waiting to put my hands on vmware … Now … only if i could see Flash MX 2004 IDE (Fireworks&Dreamweaver) ported to linux.(Flash MX works – but like a normal human i would not buy another licence for an old version of the same product <-duhhh). The mac that i run those programs above is left alone with its MacOSX there i do other things …. But the intel box that runs ubuntu really impressed me. 2004-10-25 10:58 am Anonymous i know they distribute a “core” system… with the additional software masked out of the repositories list. but to their credit it is easy to click back on (no need to find and then add to apt sources). but addign useful apps like k3b to the system does not result in it appearing in the gnome desktop menus. a home/non0tech user is not going to know to open a terminal and type k3b! is there a menu-refresh? 2004-10-25 4:49 pm Anonymous Gnome’s menu auto-update themselves, at least if you are running fam (like you should). 2004-10-26 8:46 am Anonymous Installed it on my dual 1.2GHz G4. In Japanese (well, it’s one of the option so it should work). First half of the install goes smoothly in Japanese. After rebooting I’m being told there’ll be a few more questions to finalise the setup. Fine, no problem (why is this in English anyway, I thought I chose to install in Japanese?). Next thing happens I get all scrambled text on screen and can’t finish the install, because I can’t read what the buttons say. Force reboot reformat harddrive. I’m not impressed. 2004-10-26 8:58 am Anonymous If you want that fixed (or need a workaround) you should send a mail to Ubuntu-users and perhaps create a bugreport. http://lists.ubuntulinux.org/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/ 2004-10-27 7:03 am Anonymous I reported the bug. I also found out that Japanese isn’t really supported, but they had a pretty straightforward description in their Wiki how to get Japanese input server etc. running in the current version. All in all a nice distribution. Ah, yes one more thing: the Japanese fonts that come with Ubuntu are useless, they’re hard to read and they’re missing many characters, so if you have a rather complex text, half of it doesn’t get displayed properly (this might as well be a problem with OpenOffice, however the OO Java port NeoOffice/J on OS X doesn’t have such issues).