It seems that you do have the correct (PPC) kernel for your hardware, or more than just the ethernet wouldn't work.
Yes, MintPPC makes sure that the kernel will work with PPC, and that I think is correct. My question was whether the kernel cared whether it was running a laptop or a desktop--in Mac the platform matters, at least for the GUI stuff that I know about.
The best advice I can give you is to see exactly what the system lists for components, try:
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lspci | grep -i ethernet
and then do a google search for that particular part.....
OK, I ran the suggested command, and I got "0002:20:Of.0 Ethernet controller: Apple computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea GMAC (Sun GEM) (rev ff)" as the result from a TTY shell, I don't know how to copy/paste from a shell so I'm glad it was so short. But, what, pray tell, am I going to search google for that part for or what terms are you suggesting? I'm not sure what you are thinking? Find a new part? I'm in the OSX partition right now typing this post and I'm connected by the wired ethernet . . . so in OSX it's fine. If you mean use the part to search for conversations about fixing that part and Linux kernels that are appropriate for it ??? that might be useful, but as I said I think MintPPC has that one under control. It might be that the Squeeze based version of MIntPPC 9.2 which is I think Debian 6 may be what would work for the iMac, but I had that iteration on my iBook before and it isn't as interesting as the newer Wheezy based version which is 11 and it's falling behind the technological wave, etc. I'd like to try to get 11 going on the iMac or WheezyPPC, other people posting to the forum there have had some issues getting 11 going on their iMac's but then figure it out using their Linux skills and get it done . . . I just have no skills . . . with Linux, particularly . . . .
So, what is the intention of searching google with the ethernet part name??? Mongo no understand . . . .