AppleImacG3

Pending issues

Known hardware

sudo lshw -short

sudo lspci

sudo lsusb (without any external device)

Achievements - results

Warty (4.10)

Hoary (5.04)

Breezy (5.10)

Dapper (6.06)

Edgy (6.10)

Feisty (7.04)

Gutsy (7.10)

Hardy (8.04)

Intrepid (8.10)

Jaunty (9.04)

Karmic (9.10)

Lucid (10.04)*

IMAGE

Bug #

Image seen on screen?

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes*

Yes*

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

Graphic acceleration?

Compiz/Beryl work?

ENERGY

Bug #

Hibernates?

Suspends?

Blank monitor on inactivity?

Yes

AUDIO

Bug #

Sounds on speakers?

Yes

Correct volume?

Phisical volume roll/key works?

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Headphone jack

Mic jack

CONECTIVITY

Bug #

Wired NIC

Yes

Wireless NIC

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Firewire

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Bluetooth

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

PSTN Modem

Infrared

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

POINTERS

Bug #

Touchscreen

External mouse - USB

Yes*

Yes*

External mouse - RS232/Serial

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

External mouse - MiniDIN/PS2

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

KEYBOARDS

Bug #

Local language characters

Yes*

External - USB

Yes

Yes

External - MiniDIN/PS2

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Function keys

Yes

Fn Special keys (bright, volume)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

OTHER ASPECTS

Bug #

Fingerprint reader

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

(once installed) CD/DVD drive reads

Yes

(once installed) CD/DVD drive record

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Parallel Port

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Memory card reader(s)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Integrated videocamera

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Live-CD boots until desktop?

Yes*

No

Live-CD is functional/practicable?

Yes*

No

(*) Notes and recipes

Correct resolution

  • Xubuntu GNU/Linux 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope): Save the folowing as your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file is optimized for Apple iMac G3
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier "Configured Monitor"
        HorizSync 58-62
        VertRefresh 75-117
        #ModeLine "1024x768" 78.75 1024 1044 1140 1328 768 781 784 820 +hsync +vsync
        #ModeLine "800x600" 62.40 800 821 901 1040 600 609 612 644 +hsync +vsync
        #Modeline "640x480" 49.90 640 657 721 832 480 481 484 514 +hsync +vsync
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Default Screen"
        Monitor "Configured Monitor"
        DefaultDepth 16
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth 16
                Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
                #Virtual 1024 768
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Disable "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver "kbd"
        Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
        Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option "XkbLayout" "us"
        Option "XkbVariant" "intl"
        Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Configured Mouse"
        Driver "mouse"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier "Configured Video Device"
        Option "CCEusecTimeout" "100000"
        #Option "UseFBDev" "true"
EndSection
  • Lubuntu GNU/Linux 10.04 (Lucid Lynx): Same procedure as with Jaunty

External mouse - USB

If you have a one-button mouse, F11 and F12 on the keyboard will act as the middle and right mouse buttons.

Local language characters

  • Xubuntu GNU/Linux 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope): In Live-CD is needed to set the keyboard layout at Applications-Settings-Keyboard menu option.

Live-CD boots until desktop

  • Xubuntu GNU/Linux 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope): 256MiB RAM memory required. Procedure:

1. Insert the Live-CD for Mac-PowerPC
2. Re/Start computer and wait for the music note
3. Press the Alt key pressed, and hold it until a colored screen appears.
4. Wait while the computer is searching boot resources
5. When a "Tux" option is shown and mouse pointer is available, click that icon and press Enter
6. When a black screen with text instrucion is shown, write "live-nosplash" (without the quotes) and press Enter
7. Wait a long time until Xubuntu Desktop
  • Xubuntu GNU/Linux 9.10 (Karmic Koala): ISO CD image doesn't fit in a 700MiB CD-R, and then this computer cannot boot with a drive only compatible with CD (not DVD)
  • Xubuntu GNU/Linux 10.04 (Lucid Lynx): Same case as in Karmic.

Live-CD is functional/practicable

  • Xubuntu GNU/Linux 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope): Very slow on 350MHz processor, mainly when launching menus or applications. Al lot of RAM memory is recommended.
  • Xubuntu GNU/Linux 9.10 (Karmic Koala): ISO CD image doesn't fit in a 700MiB CD-R, and then this computer cannot boot with a drive only compatible with CD (not DVD)
  • Xubuntu GNU/Linux 10.04 (Lucid Lynx): Same case as in Karmic.

See also


CategoryHardware

HardwareSupportMachinesDesktops/AppleImacG3 (last edited 2011-11-25 18:01:43 by narcisgarcia)