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Re: Lubuntu on an old PPC


Changes in Debian get synced downstream to Ubuntu. Where do you think
the fix is?

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Mari <saltycat77@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi
> First let me thank you for all the work you and your team do on Lubuntu-I am
> a big fan! I have installed it on many old computers and it performs well! I
> also love how it can be easily customized to one's liking.
> Here are a couple of screenshots of Lubuntu 12.04 (I installed some icon and
> Openbox themes as well as Docky) running on a Powermac G4 7400 512 mb ram.
> Its usable and while it does have some issues, I'm sure I will be able to
> sort them out. It was more of a proof of concept as I was given several old
> PPC powermacs and wanted to see if I could get them to run something other
> than OS X before saying goodbye to them.
> But I am disappointed by the lack of PPC support-they are old computers
> people like to keep. Its mainly the issue with the old ATI rage Pro 128
> cards which is slowing down the install and keeping it from running
> optimally (it should, in my opinion, run at least as well as OS X Tiger does
> and, in fact, should run faster).  While there seems to be a fix out there
> that Debian still maintains, Ubuntu dropped support for the PPC some time
> ago and I had trouble compiling the necessary files for installation on the
> powermac. I'm sure I will sort it out eventually but its clearly not for the
> novice.
> I wonder if there might be a way to maintain a Lubuntu repo for these old
> PPC computers, since Lubuntu is great for older hardware.
> Anyway, I would be happy to work with you all on any PPC issues-I have a lot
> of spare time as I am physically disabled, thus I spend a lot of time at
> home.
> Thanks again!
> Mari
> PS Wrote this on an HP Pavilion Athlon 64 X2 running Lubuntu 14.04 :)
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