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Old 07-03-2006, 02:40 PM   #1
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Just installed Ubuntu

SO I just isntalled Unbuntu on my powerbook G4, and i can' get the internet to work on it. i know i'm going to have to find and download a driver for the airport extreme card, but i can't get the internet to work through the ethernet cable either. Anyone have any suggestions?


yeah... i meant ubuntu... u just can't type.
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Old 07-03-2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:50 PM   #3
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^^^ yeah. just found that

here's another question.

I saved all my music to a data DVD and under the new OS, i can still read it, except i can't play it. Its all listed as .m4a

is there a program somewhere that i can convert it all back to mp3 format?
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Old 07-03-2006, 09:32 PM   #4
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^^^ isnt that itunes tracks?
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Old 07-04-2006, 01:13 AM   #5
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yeah. i finally put them on an external hard drive and moved them to a windows pc and found a simple converter to convert them. if only i could get thet java runtime environment up and running along with a few other minor things that are bugging me. I think i'm going to get a new distro tommorow. i'm hitting tons of snags with this one that i shouldn't.
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Old 07-04-2006, 09:37 AM   #6
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you should try apt-get.

in a terminal window type in

sudo apt-cache search java

then look thru the results and find a java package.

then type in

sudo apt-get install (package name>

ill boot my kubuntu box and see what java packages there are. i have never installed in the past so we will see whats available.

also, switching to another distro may solve some probs, but create others. linux isnt for the faint of heart
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what build are you using? 5.10 or 6.06?

you can also use the adept package manager under the system folder/menu
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Old 07-04-2006, 06:46 PM   #8
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i am waiting for my cds to come in the mail

you can't convert mp4 itunes-type formatted music.... not until someone finds out how to.... if you havn't updated your itunes software in a looooong time... there is a program... but until then, don't update your itunes.

one thing you can do though is burn them onto a music cd, then rip them in a different format... a lot of work, i know....


you can use WINE, an app that lets you run windows programs on linux... maybe that will help?
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Old 07-05-2006, 01:11 AM   #9
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6.06. I ended up going back to OS X until i find a better distro. I'll search tommorow and find some.
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^^^ I just got OSX running on my Athlon 64 here. first post with it!
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Mac support and Linux currently do not exist. You will have issues with most of the drivers, since Apple believes in closed source BSD. There are drivers out there for the Airports, but lets just say Harry and I couldn't even get them to work. It's almost like a 50/50 chance of getting it to work at all. Good luck.
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^^^ I just got OSX running on my Athlon 64 here. first post with it!
Wow neat! That's gotta be the Intel edition of OS X
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^^^ yeah. 10.4.1, not even one of the latest releases. i made the install dvd in january; just now got around to trying it. i probably shoulda made a new one.

in anycase, it is pretty buggy, i cant get a lot of things to run correctly, not even under rosetta. but o well, it was a shot in the dark. i am going to be installing vista beta pretty soon and trying that out.

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