ubuntu on imac g3 600 mhz se dv front loader

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by BigRed3373, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2007
    :( 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:
  2. macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2004
    Same here

    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.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2007
    Solution for Ubuntu G3 iMac

    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

    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)

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