It’s done, the iBook G4 is now replaced by an Asus Netbook. Since I currently tend to use Ubuntu, this was a logical step: Battery lifetime is decreasing for the iBook, even though more than 1h is not bad after … Continue reading
At least on an iBook, LXDE and LXDM are not really recommendable. Even though I like lean desktop environments and configuring keyboard shortcuts for OpenBox is possible by usage of my favorite tool VIM, but:Continue reading
The Huawai E220/E270 stick I got from Fonic is just working on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx.
Fonic is pre-configured in the provider database of the network manager and there was no need for a special setup of the USB stick.
The latter was necessary on my Dell notebook (see usb-modeswitch). Perhaps it’s something related to the different PowerPC architecture, that it’s working without this package on the iBook.
Upgrading all the gear to the newest Ubuntu release also includes my iBook. It took some time, but was quite straightforward. Only 2 issues are currently worth mentioning, one about
chvt, the other about Gnome Keyring.
A few days ago I managed to connect a new power adapter to the iBook to reanimate it after more than a year of deep freeze.
I soon realized that the installed MacOS is now really out of date including many of the applications (e.g. Safari, Firefox 2, iPhoto, …). Since an upgrade would not only cost some money, but the latest MacOS releases are also just not available for this architecture, I downloaded the unofficial Ubuntu PPC release.