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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by frank55, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. frank55 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys i 'm a newbe and want to greet everybody. Don't know if this the place to post this,i was given this old IMac G5

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iMac-2...-/261259858957

    since no support from aple no factory recovery cd and don want to spend any money so i thought of intalling linux distro,i made an Iso of Ubuntu12.04 on a cd.

    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/1...op-powerpc.iso


    and booted up wih it everything went great dowloaded the full Ubuntu install then asked me to reboot but it wont boot up and give me this on black black sreen and get stuck there don't go anyware,than i tried Lubuntu 12.10 i get pass the black screen with those error cods and can go to terminal and log in can do $sudo apt-get install upgrade and it downloads butstill can't get to the desktop.i need your help please i hate to send this old hog to landfill thanks.

    Ubuntu 12.04

    [23.636191] b43-ph0 error:Firmware file"b43-open/ucodes.fw" not found


    [23.635732] b43.635-phy0 error:firmware file "b43/ucodes. fw" not found


    i made a video of booting up with ubuntu 12.10 installed i can't pass the terminal.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BziP...jvOmHwM0WycHiw

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    Originally Posted by frank55 View Post
    Hi guys i 'm a newbe and want to greet everybody. Don't know if this the place to post this,i was given this old IMac G5

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iMac-2...-/261259858957

    since no support from aple no factory recovery cd and don want to spend any money so i thought of intalling linux distro,i made an Iso of Ubuntu12.04 on a cd.

    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/1...op-powerpc.iso


    and booted up wih it everything went great dowloaded the full Ubuntu install then asked me to reboot but it wont boot up and give me this on black black sreen and get stuck there don't go anyware,than i tried Lubuntu 12.10 i get pass the black screen with those error cods and can go to terminal and log in can do $sudo apt-get install upgrade and it downloads butstill can't get to the desktop.i need your help please i hate to send this old hog to landfill thanks.

    Ubuntu 12.04

    [23.636191] b43-ph0 error:Firmware file"b43-open/ucodes.fw" not found


    [23.635732] b43.635-phy0 error:firmware file "b43/ucodes. fw" not found


    i made a video of booting up with ubuntu 12.10 installed i can't pass the terminal.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BziP...jvOmHwM0WycHiw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BziP1...jvOmHwM0WycHiw
     
  2. parapup macrumors 65816

    parapup

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    #2
    The firmware error messages are related to the wifi card. They can be resolved later by installing the firmware.

    If I understood you right you are able to boot to terminal (where it should display the text mode login prompt) but are not able to boot to desktop, is taht right? If so, that is likely caused by the X server not finding the driver for your Radeon 9600 card. Can you boot and login to terminal and post the contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log file? That might help confirm what the issue is.

    [By the way your Youtube video links error out for some reason.]
     
  3. localoid macrumors 68020

    localoid

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    Have you read through the Configure Graphics section of Ubuntu's Power PC FAQ?

    You may need to manually configure your xorg.conf file for the Radeon 9600.
     

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