(X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.10 Yakkety Yak

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xeno74
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.10 Yakkety Yak

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Hi All,

I updated my ubuntu MATE 16.10 PowerPC today and I saw a lot of ubuntu MATE packages for update. The update worked without any problems.
Unfortunately "Welcome" still doesn't work.

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Christian
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.10 Yakkety Yak

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xeno74 wrote:Hi All,

I updated my ubuntu MATE 16.10 PowerPC today and I saw a lot of ubuntu MATE packages for update. The update worked without any problems.
Unfortunately "Welcome" still doesn't work.
I followed suit three days later, and had my hopes up when I saw that Welcome was one of the things being upgraded. But alas, not upgraded enough yet.

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.10 Yakkety Yak

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Hi All,

I updated ubuntu MATE 16.10 PowerPC yesterday and I got the new Mesa version 12.0.3. :-)

Screenshot of ubuntu MATE 16.10 PowerPC with the new Mesa:

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Cheers,

Christian
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.10 Yakkety Yak

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Hi All,

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 2 is released.

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Link to the announcement: https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/ubuntu-mate-yakkety-beta2/

I was able to update ubuntu MATE 16.10 to Beta 2 on my AmigaOne X1000 today. All things work except the "Welcome" screen.

I was able to boot the ubuntu MATE 16.10 Beta 2 Live DVD with my AmigaOne X1000.

Unfortunately we need a xorg.conf with a configured fbdev on the Live DVD. Without a xorg.conf, the MATE desktop doesn't start and we can't switch to a shell.
I solved this problem with the following commands:
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    CFE> ramdisk -addr=0x24000000 -fs=iso atapi0.1:casper/powerpc64/initrd
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    CFE> setenv bootargs "root=/dev/ramdisk boot=casper single“
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    CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs cf0:vmlinux-4.8
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    dhclient
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    wget http://www.xenosoft.de/X.org.conf.zip
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    unzip X.org.conf.zip
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    cp xorg.conf.radeon /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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    vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    I replaced radeon with fbdev
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    init 5
The desktop works from the Live DVD but unfortunately the installer (ubiquity) crashed.

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I also tested the Beta 2 ISO with QEMU. I was able to boot the Beta 2 ISO with a virtual PowerMac G4 machine with QEMU/KVM PR.

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Unfortunately it doesn't boot with a virtual G3 machine anymore. The default kernel from the live DVD needs a CPU with AltiVec support. It doesn't boot with a virtual pSeries either.

Please test the Beta 2.

Cheers,

Christian
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.10 Yakkety Yak

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MATE Desktop 1.16 has landed in Ubuntu MATE 16.10.

Link: https://plus.google.com/+MartinWimpress ... 8ymEppixKt
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.10 Yakkety Yak

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Hi All,

ubuntu MATE 16.10 has been released. :-)

https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/

Cheers,
Christian
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.10 Yakkety Yak

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I was hoping Software Updater would do the trick, but even after a long download and install session, I'm still at 1.16.0, so I guess I really have to start all over?

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.10 Yakkety Yak

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kilaueabart wrote:I was hoping Software Updater would do the trick, but even after a long download and install session, I'm still at 1.16.0, so I guess I really have to start all over?
1.16.0 is the MATE version.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.10 Yakkety Yak

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xeno74 wrote:
kilaueabart wrote:I was hoping Software Updater would do the trick, but even after a long download and install session, I'm still at 1.16.0, so I guess I really have to start all over?
1.16.0 is the MATE version.
Oh! I assumed Welcome would work in the release version.

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