Ubuntu Mate for PowerPC with Mac Studio display


#1

Hi. New to the whole Linux world and loving it. I have Ubuntu Mate 17.02 on my G5 PPC. I really want to use the amac Studio monitor that i have with it but i cant get it to work with the later versions of Ubuntu. I installed it from a live CD so i cant get to grub loader to do nomodeset. Can anyone help me please. Been trying to fix this issue for weeks and ive worn Google out trying to find a fix. Any help would be appriciated.


#2

You have the version wrong, and I’m not sure I understand your problem correctly, but if you want to add the nomodeset parameter and you can boot your machine (not from the liveCD but from hard drive) then there is possibly a solution:

First you need grub, see here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ#Can_I_install_grub2.3F

Then when you have grub open the file /etc/default/grub as an admin:

gksudo pluma /etc/default/grub

Then edit the line:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash”

so it reads:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“nomodeset quiet splash”

Save, then run the command:

sudo update-grub