How to update drivers on an iMac G4 sunflower

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kaitlin4599, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. kaitlin4599 macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2013
    ok im using os x tiger on my imac G4 sunslower pc and wanna see if theres a graphics driver update how do i do this?
  2. CooperBox, Sep 25, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2016

    CooperBox macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2010
    France - between Ricard & Absinthe
    I was always under the impression that when one performs an OS update i.e. to latest version 10.4.11 (by selecting the apple logo then 'software update') that takes care of native iMac drivers too.
    Others more knowledgeable than myself should be along for additional info and/or corrections to that statement.
  3. d-oost macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2016
    There aren't standalone graphics drivers for the iMac G4. Any updates there might be are included in the system updates. Also, they are called "Kernel Extensions", or "kexts". Go to About This Mac, and see what version of 10.4 you are running. If it is 10.4.11, you can just continue to use this without having to do any sort of updates. If it is not 10.4.11, you must update it. You can try using the official Updater (your Mac has to be online for this, ofcourse), or you can download the 10.4.11 Combo Installer from Apple's website.
  4. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2015
    Central Michigan
    On Macs, you almost never have to worry about drivers. Just install all the software updates (by clicking "Software Update" in the Apple menu) and you should be good to go.

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