1.42 GHz Power PC G4 Processor
2 GB SD-RAM
93 GB Hard Drive
12.1 inch TFT LCD Display (1024x768)
10/100/1000 Ethernet, two USB, firewire, S-VGA output with special cable
Software 56k Modem off of USB
Airport Extreme Card - with reversed engineered drivers, doesn't work though
I bought the iBook through the Apple Online Store. Since it is different fromthe G3 series,
it is setup for dual boot instead of triple boot. Mac OS 9 doesn't boot. I loaded Fedora Core
6 onto the machine.
Everything works except for the Airport Extreme. It is a Broadcoam chip which Broadcom refuses
to this day to release the specs in order for Linux to work on it. There are pages out there
to get the firmware and to use fwcutter to extract the infor from it. If you do a
ifconfig -a, it shows up but setting up fails.
When you boot into Linux for the first time, you will be prompted to
update packages. Do that by following the prompts. If the update fails,
there will be two packages that fail. Deselect one of them and go through
again. You will have to reboot. After rebooting, you will have to go
through the package update again.
Once you are done doing package updates, you will need to execute this command:
rpm -ivh http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/6/ppc/RPMS.freshrpms/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm
You would be able do do:
yum install xine
yum install xmms-mp3
yum install xmms
yum install beryl-manager
Follow the prompts.
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Last Updated : Sep 22, 2007