iBook G4 Upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Upgrading all the gear to the newest Ubuntu release also includes Apple’s iBook. It took some time, but was in the end straightforward. Only 2 issues are currently worth mentioning, one about chvt, the other about Gnome Keyring.

  • I got rid of all scripts, that switch the console using chvt to prepare proper video wakeup after suspending. This works now without that fixes. Even worse the scripts were not properly beaming back to X after wakeup. Seems the console/video handling changed.
  • Gnome Keyring is not properly working, if locked with a password. Currently I run the keyring without a key, because I was tired of feeding the network manager with my WPA key.