my iBook couldn't install from usb stick, actually the easiest way is boot from cdrom.
I burned a minimal cd (32-bit PowerPC), hold
c when booting, it should enter the linux installation screen. (use wire network)
it works out of the box, but something needs to setup manually:
airport extreme card
the kernel module is installed, but the firmware is not.
$ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
and reboot should fix the problem.
X freezes frequently, the graphic card is too old and there is no any support. need to disable the
agpmode by adding
radeon.agpmode=-1 radeon.modeset=1 video=offb:off video=radeonfb:off
sudo ybin, and reboot.
X is more stable now but it consumes more cpu for rendering.
I want to map caps lock as ctrl:
$ setxkbmap -option 'caps:ctrl_modifier'
however, this doesn't work with ibook's caps lock, I think it released immediately even you hold the key. I couldn't find a solution for it yet.
I also want to map command as alt, didn't find the
setxkbmap option yet.
more notes on this:
- to capture the keycode, use
- do not use
- to see what options available for
- for xfce, put
/usr/bin/setxkbmap -option '' -option 'caps:ctrl_modifier'to autostart (menu: settings -> session and startup)
scrolling is not working yet. seems there're some solutions online, but I didn't try yet.
to disable touchpad tap as click:
$ synclient MaxTapTime=0
Mac OS9 theme
I have to use xfce because either unity or gnome is too slow.
above two, extract to
icons and fonts from Platinum9
icons extract to
~/.icons/ and fonts to
charcoal font with virtue.