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Re: Lubuntu on an old PPC
Oh and the PPC team always needs help!
On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 2:20 PM, Walter Lapchynski <wxl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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:
>> 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
>> 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
>> Thanks again!
>> PS Wrote this on an HP Pavilion Athlon 64 X2 running Lubuntu 14.04 :)
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