Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hi Mechanic,

Thanks a lot for testing the kernels.

Which issues have you seen with the kernel 4.19 on Fienix?

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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HI Christian
My mate-terminal cant start . Can you help
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hi Christian,
On a fresh install the 4.19 works just fine. However, after doing a full upgrade when selecting the Mate Terminal it will pop the terminal window open and immediately it disappears. So pretty much it becomes unusable.
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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musa wrote:HI Christian
My mate-terminal cant start . Can you help
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Hi Christian
I found a solution. It was kernel 4.19 that was the problem. Tried kernel 5.4 and got boot error. Tried 4.20 and booted fine and Mate terminal works.
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musa wrote:Tried kernel 5.4 and got boot error.
Hi Peter,

Please post the boot error.

@All
I compiled the latest longterm kernel 4.19.85 today. Unfortunately the issue with the MATE Terminal still exists. I can't solve it because I don't see any error messages after the crash. I tried it with gdb but without any success.

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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xeno74 wrote:
musa wrote:Tried kernel 5.4 and got boot error.
Hi Peter,

Please post the boot error.

@All
I compiled the latest longterm kernel 4.19.85 today. Unfortunately the issue with the MATE Terminal still exists. I can't solve it because I don't see any error messages after the crash. I tried it with gdb but without any success.

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Christian
The MATE Terminal also crashes with the longterm kernel 4.14.
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I tried 4.19 on my fresh install, and the Mate Terminal works. However, this install did not get a full upgrade, only selected programs have been installed or upgraded. So where the problem lays is anybody's guess. Chalk it up to one of Doctor Strangelove's predictions.
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Hi Christian
I have installed and tested the debian64 img file caseycullen has shared in the x5000 forum. I inserted my xorg.cong file and started debian with no problems. Everything works stable.

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musa wrote:Hi Christian
I have installed and tested the debian64 img file caseycullen has shared in the x5000 forum. I inserted my xorg.cong file and started debian with no problems. Everything works stable.

debian64.png
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Hi Peter,

Thanks a lot for testing! :-)

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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caseycullen wrote:I've created a new Fienix boot image that includes new updates. Please test it before I update the repo. You will need to set up a separate boot partition with kernel 5.5 and the dtb.
New Fienix Boot Image
Thanks!
-Casey
Hi Casey,

Happy New Year and many thanks for the new Fienix 2020-01 image! :-) I successfully tested it with the RC4 of kernel 5.5 on my X1000 and X5000/40 today. The good news is, that Xorg works without any problems! :-) I think my idea with only updating Mesa wasn't a good idea.

The hardware 3D acceleration works great with the new Mesa 19.3.1/LLVM 9.0.0 and with my Radeon HD6970 (Cayman XT). I tested it with SuperTuxKart, Quake-HD-Redux and with Yamagi Quake2.


I have found some small issues. The automatic network configuration doesn't work. I always had to manually configure my network cards with "dhclient" after the start of Fienix. I was able to solve this issue with installing the package "network-manager-gnome". Before I had to remove the package "rdnssd" because it isn't possible to install the package "network-manager-gnome" if the package "rdnssd" is installed.

The second issue isn't really a Fienix issue. The automatic configuration of my analog TV card Typhoon TView RDS + FM Stereo (BT878 chip) doesn't work. I had to set card=53 for the bttv kernel module.

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# rmmod bttv

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# modprobe bttv card=53
After that it works without any problems.

If you add the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/tv_bttv.conf then you don't need the commands above.

# nano /etc/modprobe.d/tv_bttv.conf

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options bttv card=53
I wasn't able to install the package "blueman" for using my Bluetooth devices. Error message:

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blueman:
Depends: gir1.2-nm-1.0 but it is not installable
Screenshot of Fienix 2020-01 on my AmigaOne X5000/40:

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Screenshot of Fienix 2020-01 on my AmigaOne X1000:

Image

Casey, Fienix is the best and most modern distribution we have currently! The games work faster with Fienix as with ubuntu MATE! Many thanks for your work! :-)

@All
Just for info for this image:

username: fienix
password: fienixPW
root password: rootAdminPW

Please test this image.

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Christian
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