Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby Roland » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:13 pm

A few wishes/notes about Fienix....

- Would it be possible get some scanner program for it (SimpleScan, XSane...)? There seems to already exist some libs etc for Sane, but no graphical user interphase.

- Fienix asks the password every time you try to open some HD partition, other than it's own. Could this be changed, so that it would behave like Ubuntu?

- In "Control centre" the "Users and Groups' item has two icons. I suppose this is not on purpose...

Thanks for this excellent distro!
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby caseycullen » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:53 pm

Roland wrote:A few wishes/notes about Fienix....

- Would it be possible get some scanner program for it (SimpleScan, XSane...)? There seems to already exist some libs etc for Sane, but no graphical user interphase.

- Fienix asks the password every time you try to open some HD partition, other than it's own. Could this be changed, so that it would behave like Ubuntu?

- In "Control centre" the "Users and Groups' item has two icons. I suppose this is not on purpose...

Thanks for this excellent distro!

I'm sure we can get a scanner program included.

Fienix should only ask for a password when trying to mount a partition that is not logged in fstab. As for why Ubuntu doesn't ask for a password, did you set up the partition in Ubuntu? If you set up the partition using Ubuntu it would be in Ubuntu's fstab. Regardless, you can add partitions to your fstab if you don't want to be prompted for a password. I suggest reading this if you need instructions for how to do so. The instructions were written for Ubuntu but they apply to Fienix as well (aside from using su instead of sudo).

I'll have to take a look at the users and groups issue; possibly both MATE and GNOME modules got installed.

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby Roland » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:36 pm

caseycullen wrote: I'm sure we can get a scanner program included.


That's great!

Fienix should only ask for a password when trying to mount a partition that is not logged in fstab. As for why Ubuntu doesn't ask for a password, did you set up the partition in Ubuntu? If you set up the partition using Ubuntu it would be in Ubuntu's fstab. Regardless, you can add partitions to your fstab if you don't want to be prompted for a password. I suggest reading this if you need instructions for how to do so. The instructions were written for Ubuntu but they apply to Fienix as well (aside from using su instead of sudo).


I checked the fstab in Ubuntu... It had only one partition entry! And it opens all partitions without asking password, even those created on a disk whch was not yet present when I installed Ubuntu. This is also true for the Mate Remix, which is distributed only as a ready made disk image. So i think there is some other mechanism in Ubuntu...

Christian, do you know what makes this unlimited access to partitions possible in Ubuntu?
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby xeno74 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:07 am

Roland wrote:Christian, do you know what makes this unlimited access to partitions possible in Ubuntu?


Instructions for accessing of partitions without password for Fienix

nano /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.UDisks2.policy

Please change the following policies

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<action id="org.freedesktop.udisks2.filesystem-mount-system">
<action id="org.freedesktop.udisks2.filesystem-fstab">
<action id="org.freedesktop.udisks2.filesystem-unmount-others">


from

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<allow_active>auth_admin_keep</allow_active>


to

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<allow_active>yes</allow_active>
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby xeno74 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:35 am

Roland wrote:Christian, do you know what makes this unlimited access to partitions possible in Ubuntu?


The "sudo" group. ;-)

Just for info. Instructions for accessing of partitions without password for Ubuntu:

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# usermod -a -G sudo xeno74


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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby Roland » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:23 pm

xeno74 wrote:Instructions for accessing of partitions without password for Fienix


Thank you for this recipe! It worked also with Debian and Fedora :-). This issue had bothered me long...
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby caseycullen » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:25 pm

FYI: The Fienix repositories are down. My router died so it will be down until I can get a new one.
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby xeno74 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:42 pm

caseycullen wrote:FYI: The Fienix repositories are down. My router died so it will be down until I can get a new one.
-Casey


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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby Roland » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:38 pm

I have noticed that unfortunately also Fienix suffers from the '"Timetravelling 'enter''" problem... (There appears an extra 'enter' at the beginning of the very first text string input from keyboard, and the very first 'enter' input by the user itself dissappears, as if it would have 'timetraveled' to the beginning of the string!).

Is there any fix for that?

For comparison, AmigaOS 4.1 and Ubuntu 16 do NOT have this problem with very same hardware (X5000 and Ducky One), but e.g. Debian and MorpOS 3.11 have it.
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby caseycullen » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:42 pm

xeno74 wrote:
caseycullen wrote:FYI: The Fienix repositories are down. My router died so it will be down until I can get a new one.
-Casey


Thanks for the info!

We're back up! :)
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