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Hi, I've got a newer G4 iMac with a geForce 2MX 32 MB, I believe. Mandrake, the only PPC distro that'll seem to boot, can't set up X too well, telling me the best driver is fbdev. It wont let me do more than 16 bit color. Are there any fixes for this / better drivers?

Also, I've got a Logitec 3 button (wheel) mouse, and it refuses to be properly detected. If I set it up as a standard mouse, indicating 2 buttons, I think, it detects when I'm clicking the middle, but it won't do the wheel part of it. any fix for that?
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Have you tried "Yellow Dog Linux"
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I've used Yellow Dog on the 17" model of your iMac. It works. It is basically a RedHat distro customized for Mac hardware. Took a little to get it installed. It worked fine. I decided to remove it. But this was my first time working with Mac paritions. It was a little tricky, but I got it to be completely removed. It works. if you know what you're doing, it's worth the time to check it out.

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