Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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corto wrote: Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:53 pm - "-z" has to be removed in the "ramdisk" line
Hi Corto,

Thanks a lot for testing! Did you try "-z" and it didn’t work?
corto wrote: Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:53 pm Please don't forget to remind to start with "set pmu -astate=A4" in CFE to run at full speed.
OK, thanks for the hint.

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MichaelMerkel wrote: Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:16 pm yes. i tried my old card (6870) and that worked! there i executed the bandage stuff. then also the current card works.
Hi Michael,

Many thanks for testing!

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corto wrote: Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:53 pm - "-z" has to be removed in the "ramdisk" line
I tested it today. Both are working. I was able to boot with "-z" and without "-z".

Thanks for the hint!
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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xeno74 wrote: Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:59 pm
corto wrote: Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:53 pm - "-z" has to be removed in the "ramdisk" line
I tested it today. Both are working. I was able to boot with "-z" and without "-z".
You're right, I tested again with "-z" and that works. I suppose the first time, I made a syntax error elsewhere on the line ...

Anyway ... I still don't know how to install the system once it is booted from USB.

And note that with a Radeon SI board, Xorg does not start. There is a non-blinking cursor on a black screen and nothing more. And impossible to switch to a console.
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corto wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:55 pm Anyway ... I still don't know how to install the system once it is booted from USB.
I wrote some instructions for installing Fienix 3.0-20200426 on a hard disk for the X5000 a month ago.

Maybe it helps you with installing it on the X1000.

Link to the thread: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro -- X5000 thread

You have to replace the U-Boot commands with the CFE commands. I am sure you are able to do it. Please try it.

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FYI:
caseycullen wrote: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:52 pm Minetest 5.2 and several mods are now available in the Fienix software repositories. Minetest is an open-world voxel sandbox game similar to Minecraft. The mod "Skyblock" gives a good introduction to the game and crafting.

I created a tutorial video for the Fienix Open-Source Gaming series: Minetest Tutorial

Additionally, some games were recently updated to their most recent release including Blobwars, PRBoom+ and xmoto.

Please let me know if you run into any issues.

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Some Fienix news:
klesterjr wrote: Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:10 am Final Edit:

For anyone else using an unsupported graphics card (I have a 7750), I thought I would post how I was able to get Fienix working correctly.

1) Copy /usr/lib/fienix-gpu-bandage/xorg.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf (just to boot -- I did it from another distro I had installed)
2) Log in as root
3) In /usr/share/glib-2.0/org.mate.background.gschema.xml change the value of "background fade" from true to false
4) Run glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/
5) Log in as fienix
6) In the menu System/Preference/Personal/Startup Applications, turn off Redshift (I also turn off Blueman since my machine doesn't have a bluetooth card)

These changes are all related to the graphic card and not problems with Fienix, per se.

Hope this helps anyone else with an unsupported graphics card!

-Ken
caseycullen wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:18 am Please test if you're able:
* fienix-folder-color - A customized fork of the Ubuntu version; adds a Caja menu that allows you to change individual folder colors and/or add an emblem to folders.
* fienix-tranquilo - A project I've been working on,fie an audio tool that lets you mix your own ambient soundscape to play in the background while you work or relax.

Let me know if you run into any issues.

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-Casey
caseycullen wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:50 am Hi everyone; I'm looking for feedback. I've been thinking about updating the default desktop theme for Fienix. I'm thinking about something like this:
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If you want to try out the new theme and tell me what you think, I packaged a "draft candidate" .deb that you can download here. After you install it, go to Control Center, Appearance, and select "Fienix Default".

Both this proposed theme and the current theme, called Materia, are "Material Design" compliant themes (Material Design is a design language - mostly flat, simple shapes, responsive interface, etc.), so they're somewhat similar, but feel free to let me know if you like Materia better, or if you have any other feedback!

Thanks,
-Casey
caseycullen wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:05 am InterWeb and SpiderWeb have been updated in the Fienix repositories for better theme consistency.
Arctic Fox has been added.
-Casey
caseycullen wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:40 am Cave Story is a platform-adventure game that received widespread critical acclaim, and is now available in the Fienix software repository.

Thanks to EXL, the developer of the open-source NXEngine, for committing changes so it builds on PowerPC. Both the engine and the game data (released by Studio Pixel as freeware) are in the repository. Just install the package "cavestory", and if you experience any issues please let me know!

-Casey

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caseycullen wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:21 pm @all: I've added packages for the following:
-Cenon (cenon.app), an illustration application - Cenon website
-Drawing (drawing), a painting and image editing application Drawing website
-Open Surge (opensurge), a platforming game Open Surge website
-SurgeScript (surgescript), a game engine and level editor SurgeScript website
-Blob Wars II (blobandconquer), a 3D shooter Blob Wars II website
-Almanah, a personal diary Almanah on Gnome wiki
-Support for squashfs with libsquashfs1, squashfs-tools, and squashfs-tools-ng

I also released new versions of Evolution, Flowblade, and ioquake3.

Please let me know if you have any issues with any of these (or other) packages.
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