Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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caseycullen wrote:Hi Christian,
MATE-Terminal is crashing under Kernel 4.19.65, but not under 4.20.
MATE-Terminal running under 4.20
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Video showing crash under 4.19.65 - look at 0.03 seconds
YouTube Video

I can't find any error logs associated with this - any ideas?
-Casey
Casey,

Great news! The MATE Terminal works with old Linux kernels (4.19 and lower) again! :-)

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hi Casey,

Arctic Fox 27.9.19, SpiderWeb 2.2.0, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth work without any problems on Fienix. :-)

Screenshots:

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Could you please add the following packages to the Fienix boot image?
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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caseycullen wrote:Fienix UPDATES
Please test and let me know if you run into any issues. I'm calling this the "pre-release" of Fienix 2.0, codename "soar".

Package Updates
*MATE to 1.22.2
*Mesa graphics library to 19.3.2
*PulseAudio sound server to 13.0
*SDL libraries to 2.0.10
*Updates to various MATE applications (Caja, EOM, etc.)
*Evolution email to 3.34.1
*LibreOffice to 6.4.0
*Rawtherapee digital photo developer to 5.7
*Flowblade nonlinear video editor to 2.4
*Mopidy music client to 3.0.1
*smplayer media player to 19.10
*Many other updated packages

New Software
*Blueman bluetooth manager
*Redshift automatic screen color adjuster
*Maxima algebra system
*Regina mathematical software
*OpenVPN VPN
*OpenConnect VPN
*LAMP Stack (Apache2, MySQL 5.7, and PHP 7.3)

Repository Update
Fienix is now using a new software repository. When I made the old repository, it was really just a place to store add-on packages, and it didn't scale very well when I decided to create a whole new distro. The new repository should help me keep it organized and updated much easier. When you upgrade "fienix-customization-layer" your sources.list will automatically update to the new repositories, you do not need to do anything else.

Repository Addresses (for reference - your sources.list will update automatically)
deb http://fienix.servehttp.com/repos/fienix/soar/ soar-di main
deb http://fienix.servehttp.com/repos/fienix/soar/ soar-dh main
deb http://fienix.servehttp.com/repos/fienix/soar/ soar-cp main

-Casey
Hi Casey,

I was able to upgrade Fienix two days ago.

Screenshot:

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Thanks a lot for your hard work!

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Sometimes the avahi daemon needs a lot of system resources. This slow down your system performance. If you don't need it and your system is slow then set the following lines to "no" in the file /etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf.

nano /etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf

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use-ipv4=no
use-ipv6=no
I don't need the avahi daemon so I set these lines to "no".
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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caseycullen wrote: Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:28 am Some exciting updates to Fienix Soar:
*Mate updated to 1.24.0
*LibreOffice updated to 6.4.1
*Many other updates
*New web browser - InterWeb - I highly recommend!

New games:
*BattleMech - Overhead mech shooter (press "b" key when in game to add bots for single player)
*Raptors - 3rd-person 3D game; defeat raptors and escape an overtaken military base
*Raptors Return - 3rd-person/raptor 3D game; this time play as a raptor and fight soldiers
*OpenNotrium - Open-source release of Notrium, an overhead survival adventure game
*Snowball - Jump and run puzzle game similar to Solomon's Key
*Whirling Blades - Isometric hack & slash game; see how long you can survive and how high you can get your score

Check out the updates and let me know if you run into any issues.

Thanks!
-Casey
caseycullen wrote: Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:13 am New Image for Fienix Soar!
*Bug fixes
*Utilizes NetworkManager, networking should be more stable and the Network Connections menu is now active
*InterWeb installed and pre-configured for YouTube playback
*New wallpaper packages
*Blue light reduction at night (easily disabled if you don't like it via notification area icon)
*Panel configuration adjustments

Download Here
This is the "Fienix Disk" partition only. You will need to set up a boot partition (or copy the image to a disk that already has a boot partition set up). Make sure to increase the partition size after copying it.

-Casey
Casey,

Thank you!

Screenshot of Fienix Soar PowerPC in a virtual PPC64 QEMU machine with an e5500 quad-core processor:

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hi Casey,

I was able to upgrade my installed Fienix on my X5000 today. I got the following error messages during the upgrade.

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E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mate-control-center-common_1.24.0-1_all.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/man/man1/mate-time-admin.1.gz', which is also in package mate-system-tools 1.8.1+dfsg1-2
E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mate-control-center_1.24.0-1_powerpc.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/mate-time-admin', which is also in package mate-system-tools 1.8.1+dfsg1-2
I removed the package mate-system-tools 1.8.1+dfsg1-2 and after that I was able to install the packages mate-control-center_1.24.0-1 and mate-control-center-common_1.24.0-1.

The new wallpapers are really great! Thank you!

I wasn't able to find the Raptors, BattleMech, and OpenNotrium packages. I successfully installed Rafkill.

I additionally tested it on my X1000 successfully.

Screenshot of Fienix Soar PowerPC on an A-EON AmigaOne X5000/40:

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Screenshot of Fienix Soar PowerPC on an A-EON AmigaOne X1000:

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hi All,

Casey has released a new version of Fienix Soar three days ago.

Download: fienix-soar_3.0-20200412.img

Fienix Release Video

I successfully upgraded Fienix Soar to version 3.0-20200412 on my X1000 and X5000/40 today.

There are AMD Radeon HD6970 (Cayman XT) graphics cards installed in both AmigaOnes so I can use hardware 3D acceleration with the new Fienix version.

Screenshot of Fienix Soar 3.0-20200412 on my AmigaOne X1000:

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Screenshot of Fienix Soar 3.0-20200412 on my AmigaOne X5000/40:

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Unfortunately SpiderWeb from his repository doesn't work.

Screenshot with the SpiderWeb issue:

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I installed SpiderWeb from the github site and this version works without any problems on the new Fienix Soar.
Skateman wrote: Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:40 pm The Welcome screen shows up... i can login as fienix...
After login the screen turns to black again... mouse pointer still visible and responsive
All is running, can switch to a different TTY and work without the GUI in fienix.
It has to be something with the display drivers..
Let me fiddle a bit more...

I found out that i can login as Root and get the "default" mate desktop!
So the issue is somewhere in the used Fienix theme..
I have the same issue in a virtual QEMU machine with a Virtio GPU. I can login as root and get the "default" MATE desktop as well.

@Casey
Thank you very much for this great update! :-)

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hi guys. Good to see ongoing work progressing. I installed and tried to boot Fienix but am stuck at login. It just won't accept user or login. Does the latest Fienix still use the same login? I got a terminal and it stopped for log in.

I wonder if it's due to how I installed it. I mounted the image and rsynced it across. But forgot to install the modules again lol. I usually do it the dd way but that tends to be looked down on. I would have preferred a disk imager that only writes what it needs but I couldn't find one one for my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS which is the newest working Linux I have. Though it would be packed down. In fact finding anything that can any do disk imaging on that distro is hard. Disks almost worked but won't copy to another partition. I didn't want delete one to make it work because I just don;t trust it on an Amiga disk. Debian partman has a bug where it damages Amiga partitions if you try to add one so I don;t trust anything else either.

Anyway, think I might try just using dd to install it again and put the modules on.
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hi Hypex,
Hypex wrote: Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:22 am I installed and tried to boot Fienix but am stuck at login. It just won't accept user or login. Does the latest Fienix still use the same login?
Yes, it does have the same default username and password.
Hypex wrote: Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:22 am I wonder if it's due to how I installed it. I mounted the image and rsynced it across.
I would recommend you to use "dd" instead of rsync. After that you can expand the file system with "resize2fs" to the total size of the partition.

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Okay never mind. Decided to wipe it. Can't believe rsync was sitting there over an hour copying only what was needed. I did a dd with a BS of 16M and it was done in 2 minutes! :shock:

Then I put on the modules. And rebooted into it. It loaded up and kernel was booting. Butt then it stopped on a blinking cursor. Keyboard was dead, no response.

I booted it with kernel4.19. Could it be too old? Suspect I need to match version of X5000 modules inside.
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