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BigRed3373
Mar 6, 2007, 05:44 PM
:( I have been trying to upload ubuntu on imac g3 graphite 600 mhz model with the cd they sent me it goes through the steps loads what it wants makes the music sound but all i have is a black screen????:mad: any ideas what to do? Cannot see anywords the desktop nothing.:eek:

Is this imac a power pc did i goof somewhere?:eek:



imnotquitesure
Mar 7, 2007, 11:04 PM
I have the same problem, but with an iMac g3 500 mhz. Goes through the loading process, then boom, black screen. I am using a live cd. I really want to try this out, can someone help. I thought Linux was great for old hardware.

billsimcox
Apr 2, 2007, 09:52 PM
Here is the fix, updated for Ubuntu 6.10 Desktop PPC:

When the screen goes black, drop to the console Control - Option - F2
(if you need to log in use the name ubuntu to log in.)

$ sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Change the frequencies in monitor section as follows:

Section “Monitor”
Identifier “Generic Monitor”
Option “DPMS”
HorizSync 60-60
VertRefresh 43-117
EndSection

After the changes then type control-o, return (to accept the filename), then control-x (save and exit nano)

Restart X by running the following: sudo killall gdm && (return)
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start (return)