Fonic/O2 Surf Stick on iBook G4 running Ubuntu 10.04

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.

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iBook G4 running Ubuntu Karmic Koala

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I soon realized that the installed MacOS is now really out of date including many of the applications (e.g. Safari, Firefox 2, iPhoto, …).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.

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