@JD: OK on the imac8.txt . . . that is what I used before, I didn't run the wget as single user so that might make a difference. I am planning on running the
try to get that /var/log/Xorg.0.log file out of the system with a USB stick or SSH into the box and try to get it.
command, but I just need to get the time to do it. I did get a new USB stick in the hopes that if I have to reinstall it might be faster to do it over and over with the USB stick instead of burning a CD each time. Certainly it wouldn't make things worse to re-do the mv imac8 action and see what happens. But in terms of getting the /var/log file out of my system with USB or SSH I'd be happy to do that but I have no knowledge of how . . . I'm planning to "nano" it and write it down--I'll post back with that data when I get there. Thanks for the confirmation on my iLamp 800 xorg.conf file, this gives me lots of stuff to try out and do . . . .
@SKi: Thanks also for your thoughts, it is interesting how well the 9.2 to 11 went on my iBook and using the same CD to install on the iMac did not go well. And certainly 9.3 is always an option to run on my "ancient" PPC machines . . . went into the local Mac store/repair shop this week and asked about an issue I was having with my iBook . . . the gal behind the counter gave me this look like I was speaking in tongues, "are you sure
it's an iBook? it's the the G4?, it's white?" . . . another guy also was looking at me like I was the ancient mariner . . . "we haven't had parts for those for years . . . ." Anyway, sure even "straight Deb Squeeze" . . . could be fine . . . it's certainly easier to get Linux loaded into PPC computers than it is to the Intel Macs . . . . It just seems to be so close on getting 11 set up in the iMac, it's there, I can run command line stuff, I just have lost my X . . . (whatever X is, I've lost it and I want it back) :- )))