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I am currently burning (at a slow speed to reduce the chances that someone will try to say the cd is corrupt) the ubuntu-6.06-alternate-powerpc.iso
I will try it again (becuase now I can't even install OS X.4 back on the machine) with this but the reason i sounded so short was b/c I had so many issues with all the other builds not even doing much past the initial boot from the disc (locking up..etc).
During the bootup phase, try going to another (text only) console. On PC's this is done with CTRL+ALT+F2 or the like. Not sure about Mac. Or try installing a base system without X. If you have a keyboard/mouse that works, then you know it's an xorg problem...
I think it's directly related to your number of posts. As you can see, you've been much longer than I have (and may very well be more knowledgable than me), but I've attempted to help screw up a lot more people.
As for the keyboard mouse problem, (I'm sure it isn't) but is it any special kind of keyboard & mouse? Wireless USB or something?