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Brolyfanatic777

Brolyfanatic777

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    Ibook G4, no sound, poor video performance, Lubuntu 13.04
    Hello all I recently came into a 12" ibook g4, 512mb ram, 40gb drive, combo optical, 1.33ghz cpu & built in airport extreme. As you all know, mac os X leopard (10.5.8) is getting a bit long in the tooth and so I decided to install linux (lubuntu 12.10, then from there distro upgraded to 13.04) to squeeze a bit more life out of this good old machine. When the installation finished, I discovered that wifi and sound didn't work. I managed to fix the former but the latter still persists. I've looked through the extensive documentation on ubuntu's site as well as a site called "powerpc liberation" which is where I found the wifi fix. Both sites gave ways to fix the non-functioning sound and poor performing video. Some of which I tried but I either didn't do it right or wasn't the solution for my model. But most of it was just so far above my head that I didn't dare try for fear of screwing the system up. SOOOOOOOOOOO =] here are the url's to the sites I visited to try and fix my problem: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ#Will_my_wireless_work.3F http://powerpcliberation.blogspot.com/2012/10/lubuntu-install-guide.html lol (scratches head) can ya help me make a bit of sense out of all this? if someone could walk me through this I would be very greatful. thank you for your time.
    Link to this post 27 Apr 13

    Hello all

    I recently came into a 12" ibook g4, 512mb ram, 40gb drive, combo optical, 1.33ghz cpu & built in airport extreme. As you all know, mac os X leopard (10.5.8) is getting a bit long in the tooth and so I decided to install linux (lubuntu 12.10, then from there distro upgraded to 13.04) to squeeze a bit more life out of this good old machine. When the installation finished, I discovered that wifi and sound didn't work. I managed to fix the former but the latter still persists. I've looked through the extensive documentation on ubuntu's site as well as a site called "powerpc liberation" which is where I found the wifi fix. Both sites gave ways to fix the non-functioning sound and poor performing video. Some of which I tried but I either didn't do it right or wasn't the solution for my model. But most of it was just so far above my head that I didn't dare try for fear of screwing the system up. SOOOOOOOOOOO =] here are the url's to the sites I visited to try and fix my problem: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ#Will_my_wireless_work.3F
    http://powerpcliberation.blogspot.com/2012/10/lubuntu-install-guide.html

    lol (scratches head) can ya help me make a bit of sense out of all this? if someone could walk me through this I would be very greatful.

    thank you for your time.

  • Brolyfanatic777
    RE: Virus and spyware scanner for linux?
    I'm a newb to linux, and can't make heads or tales of anything command line related. do you know of a Scanner that uses a GUI?
    Link to this post 30 Jan 11

    I'm a newb to linux, and can't make heads or tales of anything command line related. do you know of a Scanner that uses a GUI?

  • Brolyfanatic777
    Virus and spyware scanner for linux?
    Hello All!!! =] I need a good free/paid virus and spyware scanner for linux. Not for the sake of my linux machines, from what I've read they don't seem to need it. But for the sake of the windows machines on our network. our network connects to the net by going through a host computer, and that host computer has been getting slammed lately and I've been streaming quite a bit of youtube on my newest linux machine (used to be xp, and vista before that) as well as other sites like Hulu and ustream. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Many Thanks!!! Jim :)
    Link to this post 29 Jan 11

    Hello All!!! =]

    I need a good free/paid virus and spyware scanner for linux. Not for the sake of my linux machines, from what I've read they
    don't seem to need it. But for the sake of the windows machines on our network. our network connects to the net by going through a host computer, and that host computer has been getting slammed lately and I've been streaming quite a bit of youtube on my newest linux machine (used to be xp, and vista before that) as well as other sites like Hulu and ustream.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Many Thanks!!!

    Jim :)

  • Brolyfanatic777
    RE: Update manager Problem
    10 I believe
    Link to this post 17 Jan 11

    10 I believe

  • Brolyfanatic777
    RE: Update manager Problem
    Do you know anything else I can try?
    Link to this post 17 Jan 11

    Do you know anything else I can try?

  • Brolyfanatic777
    RE: Update manager Problem
    No luck, But thank you for the suggestion
    Link to this post 17 Jan 11

    No luck, But thank you for the suggestion

  • Brolyfanatic777
    Update manager Problem
    Hello! =] I'll start by saying that Linux is GREAT!!!! I'm on Linux mint 32-bit, I love it! My Sony vaio Flys now! My issue is this, every time I go to the Update manager and manually check for new updates this dialogue box appears. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [b]Could not download all repository indexes The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct. [/b] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What to do? I haven't a clue! I almost forgot, yesterday i found out that one of my favourite programs (handbrake) finally updated, so I went to their site (http://www.handbrake.fr) to see if they made it available for linux again. they did, and they provided a 3rd party PPL. I'm wondering if this somehow changed the default ppl for the update manager Please Advise. I checked My source lists as par the instructions received on Linux Mints Forums, No reply or suggestion has been submitted as to how to resolve my issue deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ julia main upstream import deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted universe multiverse deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates main restricted universe multiverse deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security main restricted universe multiverse deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ maverick partner deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ maverick free non-free # deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu maverick-getdeb apps # deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu maverick-getdeb games local-repository.list user-ppa-name-maverick.list local-repository.list.save user-ppa-name-maverick.list.save
    Link to this post 17 Jan 11

    Hello! =]

    I'll start by saying that Linux is GREAT!!!! I'm on Linux mint 32-bit, I love it! My Sony vaio Flys now!

    My issue is this, every time I go to the Update manager and manually check for new updates this dialogue box appears.


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Could not download all repository indexes


    The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    What to do? I haven't a clue!

    I almost forgot, yesterday i found out that one of my favourite programs (handbrake) finally updated, so I went to their site (http://www.handbrake.fr) to see if they made it available for linux again. they did, and they provided a 3rd party PPL. I'm wondering if this somehow changed the default ppl for the update manager

    Please Advise.


    I checked My source lists as par the instructions received on Linux Mints Forums, No reply or suggestion has been submitted as to how to resolve my issue

    deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ julia main upstream import
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ maverick partner
    deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ maverick free non-free

    # deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu maverick-getdeb apps
    # deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu maverick-getdeb games

    local-repository.list user-ppa-name-maverick.list
    local-repository.list.save user-ppa-name-maverick.list.save

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