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Old 04-01-2005, 12:50 AM   #1
Liakoni
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Airport in Apple iBook G4


Does anybody can tell me if Airport Extreme in ibook G4 is supported in Ubuntu?
Is Mac On Linux default on Ubuntu install on PPC?
 
Old 04-02-2005, 10:45 AM   #2
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unfortunately airport extreme is not supported under linux at all
 
Old 04-04-2005, 08:37 AM   #3
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Originally posted by auximini
unfortunately airport extreme is not supported under linux at all
How can you say that? Have you used it at all? or atleast tried to use it on Ubuntu?
I have been using it on my Powerbook and G4 running under Ubuntu PPC... And it just works like breeze.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 09:09 AM   #4
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Are you sure you have the Airport Extreme card and not just an Airport card? The Airport works just fine under linux. However, Airport Extreme does not.

Doing a quick google search results in this page (among tons of others on this topic). Notably, there is this paragraph:

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Do not expect the 802.11g wireless ("Airport Extreme") to work. The Apple Airport Extreme module uses a PCI 802.11g chipset from Broadcom, and there is no open-source driver for this hardware.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 09:14 AM   #5
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i confirm that there is no way to use airport extreme under linux. it uses broadcom chip and that is not supported (on x86 you can use win32 driver with ndiswrapper, but no such option for macs)
 
Old 06-10-2007, 07:36 AM   #6
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Lightbulb

I have yet to try this...
Check this link on getting wifi to work in ppc 6.06 Dapper (Ibook),

http://pinguin.uni-psych.gwdg.de/~ih...olved_Problems

I may try this with 7.04 Feisty after my Dapper install.

I will post my results... :--)

Cheers
 
Old 06-10-2007, 09:08 AM   #7
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Interesting link. I have bookmarked it in case I would like to experiment Debian or Ubuntu later on my PPC G4 IBook.
Thanks !
 
Old 06-15-2007, 05:26 AM   #8
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Lightbulb Wifi is up!!!

Good news people, :--D

I have succesfully activated the apple airport extreme in ubuntu 6.06 dapper ppc.

Here is how,

Taken from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=197102

Dapper Confirmed Working!!! - Feisty (as of yet untested)

To use the native bcm43xx driver:
Download http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.p...8&d=1177147133 and double click it to install. Reboot. Enjoy wireless. (this should work, but if for some reason it fails, see the troubleshooting)

This was tested on an iBook G4, 1.4 ghz, 512 ram, 60 gig hd, 12' screen.

Please post this information on various linux forums for others to enjoy. :--D

Cheers
 
  


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