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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:07 am
by Freemilk
Hi Peeps, I really like the Fienix, its quite nice.
a few questions,, on the X5000 when I enter the commands separated by the ; , to make the boot linux button work, when I hit enter it boots so how do it do saveenv, I tried adding it to the end of ;saveenv. but that causes a kernel panic, lol

Also Video card acceleration, what to I need?
I have the 250x in it, do I need a newer RX or an older card. thanks

keep up the awesome work.

Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:28 am
by xeno74
Freemilk wrote:Hi Peeps, I really like the Fienix, its quite nice.
a few questions,, on the X5000 when I enter the commands separated by the ; , to make the boot linux button work, when I hit enter it boots so how do it do saveenv, I tried adding it to the end of ;saveenv. but that causes a kernel panic, lol

Also Video card acceleration, what to I need?
I have the 250x in it, do I need a newer RX or an older card. thanks

keep up the awesome work.


Hi Freemilk,

Do you use the correct root boot argument? Please post a screenshot of the kernel panic. Unfortunately you can’t use hardware 3D acceleration with your graphics card. You need a Radeon HD 6xxx or lower.

Cheers,
Christian

Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:53 am
by nbache
Freemilk wrote:on the X5000 when I enter the commands separated by the ; , to make the boot linux button work, when I hit enter it boots so how do it do saveenv
It sounds a little like you have misunderstood something about UBoot (if I'm not misreading your explanation).

First, you need to be in the UBoot command line.

Then you enter:

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setenv linuxboot="..."


- where the ... is the semicolon-separated sequence of commands to boot your distro (not including saveenv!).

After that, in the next command prompt, you enter saveenv, i.e. what you save is the definition of the linuxboot variable.

The next time you boot and get to the menu, using the Boot Linux button should execute the commands and boot Linux.

Best regards,

Niels

Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:52 am
by Freemilk
Awesome, I guess I was just tired and didn't make the connection there.
here is the command in case someone else needs it

SATA 0 is my Amiga OS 4.1 SSD

SATA 1 is my Fienix SSD

setenv linuxboot ="sata init;setenv bootargs root=/dev/sdb2 rootdelay=5;fatload sata 1:1 1000000 uImage-4.20;fatload sata 1:1 1c00000 cyrus_p5020_eth_poweroff.dtb;bootm 1000000 - 1c00000"

saveenv


Working now thank you, I am trying various video cards from my pile.

fun fun.

Keith

Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:02 am
by xeno74
Freemilk wrote:Awesome, I guess I was just tired and didn't make the connection there.
here is the command in case someone else needs it

SATA 0 is my Amiga OS 4.1 SSD

SATA 1 is my Fienix SSD

setenv linuxboot ="sata init;setenv bootargs root=/dev/sdb2 rootdelay=5;fatload sata 1:1 1000000 uImage-4.20;fatload sata 1:1 1c00000 cyrus_p5020_eth_poweroff.dtb;bootm 1000000 - 1c00000"

saveenv


Working now thank you, I am trying various video cards from my pile.

fun fun.

Keith


Hi Keith,

Fantastic! Well done! :-)

BTW, I created instructions for setting up the button "Start Linux" last year.

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Link: Set up the button "Start Linux"

Did you install Fienix on a USB stick?

Cheers,
Christian

Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:53 pm
by sundown
caseycullen wrote:Fienix uses LightDM; the answer is documented in https://wiki.debian.org/LightDM
-Casey
sundown wrote:I have Fienix installed on an X1000, but I don't think that matters. Is there any way to eliminate the login requester? I have a ubunty mate install that doesn't require a login or Admin pw, I want the same with Fienix.

Thanks for the help, changing '#autologin-user=' to autologin-user=fienix did the trick.
I was looking for an IRC client, but couldn't find one to install, did I miss it, if not, any chance to add one?

Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:58 pm
by mechanic
You can change the root password by opening a terminal and then entering;
su (enter)

passwd root (enter)

Just follow the directions. When finished enter 'exit' and you're done.

Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:01 pm
by sundown
mechanic wrote:You can change the root password by opening a terminal and then entering;
su (enter)

passwd root (enter)

Just follow the directions. When finished enter 'exit' and you're done.

Thanks, I did change the root pw to an easy to remember 3 letter pw.

Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:07 pm
by caseycullen
Pidgin has IRC connectivity. If there is a specific client you'd like to use let me know.
-Casey

sundown wrote:I was looking for an IRC client, but couldn't find one to install, did I miss it, if not, any chance to add one?

Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:55 am
by caseycullen
I just released a bunch of updates for Fienix. Most are fairly minor. Let me know if there are any issues.
-Casey