300 MHz Power PC G3 Processor
32 MB SD-RAM upgraded with 256 MB for a total of 288 MB
40 GB Hard Drive
24x CD-ROM Drive
12.1 inch TFT LCD Display (800x600)
10/100 Ethernet, one USB port
56k Hardware Modem
I have updated Linux from Yellowdog version 3.0 to 4.0. The page referencing
YellowDog Linux 3.0. I also since updated
to YD 4.0.1 but with problems. The problem is when it boots for the first
time, it freezes because of the X server setup. The trick is when installation
is finished, edit /etc/inittab and edit the line that has "initdefault"
from 5 to 3 which it will start as text mode instead of X.
I bought the Apple iBook-Clamshell from Voelker
Research. I added in an Airport Card and 256 MB Memory. I also have an
800 MHz iBook as well.
Within an hour of brining home the laptop, I loaded Linux and got rid of
the default Mac OS 9.
I loaded Yellow Dog 4.0 which was
released in Nov 2004. Yellow Dog linux is aimed at the Apple Mac market.
When Linux was loaded, everything worked by default including sound*,
ethernet, and X11. The caveats are below.
Sounds works by default. When you go into KDE, you will need to set the volume
through "kmix" since it is set to zero by default. Also, there is an error
mesage that comes up. I have no fix for it right now but you can ignore it.
Works by default.
The modem is a hardware modem. It uses /dev/ttyS0.
PPP through Modem
It took some work to get ppp working. I use Slackware Linux on my x86 computers
and I took two scripts from it. They are ppp-go and
ppp-off. I had problems getting ppp to work
until I moved the /etc/hotplug directory to a different location. It
caused problems when the connection was made.
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Last Updated : Aug 28, 2005