Ubuntu / Apple :: Can't Connect To Airport Extreme On IBook G4

May 11, 2010

I was easily able to install Ubuntu 10.04 (powerpc version) on my old iBook G4 just to see what it was like. After installation, I tried to connect to my Airport Extreme, and it didn't work.

For the past few days, I have been trying to research how to be able to connect to my Airport Extreme, and I have had no luck. Apparently, there is some sort of driver that I have to install called b43-fwcutter, but I have no clue where to find it or how to install it.

Btw, the iBook obviously isn't the only computer I have, so I am able to download necessary packages on other computers, and transport it with USB flashdrives.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Airport Extreme On Jaunty

Jan 16, 2010

I am a new Ubuntu user and just installed Jaunty (9.04, I think) on my iBook G4. Everything was surprisingly smooth with the installation and setup. Ubuntu recognizes my wireless card (it shows a signal indicator in the top menu bar). However, I can't get it to connect to my network. My wireless is open and I entered my static IP and DNS servers. I have read various problems between Ubuntu and Apple's Airport Extreme card.

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Fedora Networking :: Airport Extreme / NM Forces WEP Key - "Connect To Hidden Wireless Network"

Feb 27, 2009

WLAN: Broadcom BCM4311

Problem: I run WPA2 Personal encryption on all my wireless devices. At work we use Cisco WAPs and I can connect flawlessly, simply by entering the password. At home I use Apple's Timemachine, which is basically an Airport Extreme A/B/G/N router.

I go to Network Manager and choose "Connect to Hidden Wireless Network". I enter in the SSID of my home wireless, choose WPA2 Personal, and enter in the password. After ~1 minute Network Manager spits back a window requesting the WEP key.... But I'm not running WEP. This is extremely frustrating. I delete the network and try again... same behaviour. My assumption is that this may be isolated to Airport Extreme network devices but I'd really love to find a fix. Just FYI: I have a MacBook Pro and a system running Vista that connect without a hitch.

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Nov 25, 2010

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Nov 1, 2010

So I cant get 7.10 to run, it gives me a "Not enough video ram" issue. So on my 300mhz iBook I have shoved 6.06 into it. Airport issues are the only problem, I cant get it to connect to Wifi at all.

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May 27, 2011

I have a 2003 iBook G3 White Dual USB laptop running Squeeze. I have a weird question. I found that get the WEP or WPA to work with the card, I basically delete the firmware "agere_sta_fw.bin". As the computer boots, it complains that it can't find the firmware, because it obviously isn't there anymore. However, the wireless card works just fine once it boots up. I can connect to my WEP wifi immediately, which is impossible if it uses the firmware. However, when the computer sleeps (which it likes to do all the time when it isn't plugged in) it hangs on wake trying to find the firmware. After awhile, it gives up and comes back up. The network controllers (LAN and Wireless) are completely missing and cannot be re-activated unless the computer is rebooted.

Now my question is this. What is driving my Orinoco Airport card and Network port when it can't find the correct firmware. Is there a command or program that will tell me what driver it is using to run it. Then, do you suppose that I could map the firmware file to that driver so the computer can wake with out problems?


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Dec 2, 2010

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Mar 9, 2011

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Mar 13, 2010

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May 6, 2010

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Jan 2, 2011

I have an ibook g3 that I'm trying to resurrect with Ubuntu 10.04. However, booting into live CD always freezes it at some point in the installation process. I got it installed but everything takes five minutes to open. any way to make it faster?

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Jan 18, 2011

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Jul 5, 2011

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Mar 18, 2010

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Ubuntu / Apple :: IBook Screen Just Goes Off Unexpectedly - Fix This?

May 23, 2010

I have been running Ubuntu in my iBook/g4 800, 12' inch screen since jaunty and I must confess that I have had a fair share of graphics issue, however, since karmic, my computer would just go off especially when the AC is disconnected then on plugging back the AC, it comes back on but with the windows or the previous items on the screen completely deformed, that kind of deformation you would only blame graphics for. So the deformation stays for long and a reboot is all I'm left with.While still in karmic, i thought an upgrade to Lucid would get things back in place but that never happened, so I have been wondering what to do. I thought of a key combination that would turn on the screen in an iBook but I cant seem to find that through google, so I'm left with just fixing the underlying issue which according to some post on the Internet, wrong graphics settings might cause the monitor to shut down unexpectedly. I don't know exactly what exactly am I supposed to do? If that post is anything to go by, here is my xorg.conf(I know karmic+ does not need this but my system needs it) code...

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Dec 24, 2010

so after install several different versions of ubuntu on my ibook g4 I finally got xubuntu jaunty up and running. the problem is it wont update anything when i run sudo apt-get update it fails to fetch anything from the repos. also when i go to aplications software sources it wont let me check the important security updates tab at all.I installed ubuntu hardy on my g4 powermac and that runs just fine but it doesn't work correctly on my ibook so i would really like to stick with jaunty but i cant seem to find a solution.here is my sources.list

# deb cdrom:[Xubuntu 9.04 _Jaunty Jackalope_ - Release powerpc (20090423)]/ jaunty main
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.


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Feb 20, 2011

So I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my 800 MHz iBook G4 with a Radeon 9200. After messing around with the xorg file, I was able to get compiz working well - but now the only problem I'm having is that scrolling in any window is ridiculously choppy - comparable to scrolling a window of a computer over remote desktop.

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Feb 3, 2010

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May 31, 2010

I was fiddling with trying to get KMS working for about a week till I realized that it was probably broken and decided to drop it and use userspace DRI. Lo and behold, it was faster than I think I've ever gotten out of this model before. I'm aware that KMS supposedly supports the Mobility Radeon chip in this machine, but until I can find an easy way to get it to work, I'm probably going to stick with UMS. That being said, if anybody can get KMS working, I'd LOVE to change the tutorial around a bit.That being said, I'd like to take a moment to address a few things. This is not a tutorial for all iBooks, or all PPC Macs for Lucid. I cannot stress enough that your mileage may vary, and you should not hold me responsible for your individual situation.

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Jul 17, 2010

after spending more than 48 hours watching the install bar creep along, it has finally finished! but when i boot up my ibook it gos to a black screen and nothing happens.

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Sep 23, 2010

I have an old iBook G3 12" Dual USB (M7692LL/A) with 128Mb extra of RAM.

I was trying to boot Ubuntu from an external USB DVD and a FW CD drive, and the same thing happened. When I select the disc from the boot select screen and press enter, the colors get funky and it stays like that for minutes!

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May 17, 2011

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 alternate PPC on my iBook G4. I have to used this command upon installation or else it went to white screen which doesn't go away:

install video=ofonly

Installation went smooth till the end.

After reboot, it did prompt me to pick l or c, then yaboot screen appear. However, after I entered 'Linux' and hit Enter, nothing happened - blank screen.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Installing Onto IBook G3 Through External Harddrive?

Jul 26, 2011

I have a iBook G3 that dosnt want to boot up at all. It makes the ding then a grey screen pops up. How do I install Ubuntu onto my iBook G3 with a external USB harddrive? is there a way?

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Jul 24, 2010

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May 8, 2010

I have an iBook G3 and about 4 months ago after Mac OSX was corrupted I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on it. During the install the screen was divided and partly blacked out but when I installed it, the resolution was fine and the OS encompassed the whole screen.

After a few weeks everything on the screen started to turn pink until all the colours on the whole screen were a shade of pink! I decided that I would abandon my laptop as I had a fully functioning Ubuntu desktop which was my preferable computer to use anyway.

Following the release of Ubuntu 10.04 I decided that I would try a fresh install on my laptop. When I started the install I was disappointed to find that the screen was divided and everything was shaded pink. I went ahead with the install regardless hoping that everything would be fine once I installed Ubuntu. Once again I was let down, the screen was still divided and pink. I have included some pictures for you to have a look at.

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Aug 27, 2010

I'm at the AirPort. I can't connect with Linux but can connect with Windozzze. In Linux I get: You have received an invalid certificate. Please contact the server administrator or email correspondent and give them the following information: Your certificate contains the same serial number as another certificate issued by the certificate authority. Please get a new certificate containing a unique serial number (Error code: sec_error_reused_issuer_and_serial). The page you are trying to view can not be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.

The airport requires that one look at a login message and agree to its terms before making any other connection: that's what I can't get and can't get further. Up-to-date Slackware, latest kernel (self-built), Atheros wireless chipset, eMachines e725-4250 laptop. I've connected here before, always in Linux.nl. Who's objecting? This is in Firefox the only browser with Javascript I have. What certificate are they talking about? I just downloaded Opera: it works. It detects the defective certificate and asks if I want to proceed. How do I get Firefox to do that? Should I move this message to a different forum?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: 10.04 & MythTV Frontend On IBook G4 - No Sound And Video On Playback

Jun 8, 2010

I set up Ubuntu on an old iBook G4, planning to use it as a front end to my main box. Installed 10.04 no problem, and from there, used Software Center to install MythTV Front end. Have done the same thing on a netbook, no problem.

However, on this PPC Mac, the front end works fine, navigation, menus, etc, until I try to play a recorded programme - the screen is blank, and I just get white noise from the speakers.

(BTW am trying Ubuntu as I don't have a Mac OS new enough to get any of the current Mac MythFrontEnd builds working)

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Jan 12, 2010

I have changed my home network a bit, and everything works extremely fast, except for my apache server, which seems to serve webpages so slowly, it is abnormal. Even simple directroy pages are served in around 5 sec, and this is not a joke! It used to work pretty fast. What I have changed is that i replaced a hub with a switch, and that I linked my personal PC with my server together through a hub. I also installed Gnome desktop on the webserver machine. My network now looks like follows:



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Jan 12, 2010

I installed ubuntu 9.10 on my ibook g4 that i just bought recently (i hate mac xD) it all went perfect... the only things that im concerned about is if i close the lid it goes to sleep... but when i open it again i only see a black screen with a mouse on it! (hard reboot is required)

i read somewhere that you need to disable dri in a file named xorg.conf but i cant find that file and the topic where i read it was 5 years old so im not sure what to do now xD

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Oct 5, 2010

i have ran glxgears and got good results 1000 frames in 5 secs. when it comes to playing assaultcube and urban terror the graphics arent normal and i have about 10 fps.on8.04 i had 30+fps.

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