(X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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I never tried one of these pciex1 to pciex16 models .
https://www.amazon.com/POTON-Adapter-Po ... e+x1+riser
If it worked it would allow pciex16 256mB cards to be used .

I tried this model https://www.amazon.com/Express-Adapter- ... able+moles but could not get it to work
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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I was fiinally able to to test MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 v. 0.9. It works nicely - thanks Christian!-)

A couple of questions...

How could I copy all Firefox settings/bookmarks from Remix 0.8 to 0.9? I was not able to find any directory labelled 'Firefox'...

Synaptic reported there are two broken packages in Remix 0.9: libsmbclient and python-samba. Are they necessarily needed, or should they be removed?
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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Hi Roland,
Roland wrote:I was fiinally able to to test MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 v. 0.9. It works nicely - thanks Christian!-)
My pleasure! Thanks!
Roland wrote: A couple of questions...

How could I copy all Firefox settings/bookmarks from Remix 0.8 to 0.9? I was not able to find any directory labelled 'Firefox'.
You can export the bookmarks via the menu Show your bookmarks - Show All Bookmarks - Menu Import and Backup - Backup ... - Select a backup file name and a location for saving the backup json file. Under the Remix 0.9 you can import your backup json file via the menu Show your bookmarks - Show All Bookmarks - Menu Import and Backup - Backup ... - Restore - Choose file ... - Select the location and the backup file. Choose the button Open.

You can also backup your whole Firefox configuration (including all profiles). Copy your Firefox configuration directory with the following command:

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cp -R /home/amigaone/.mozilla/firefox /home/amigaone/Documents/MyFirefox_backup
Under the Remix 0.9 you can restore it with the following commands:

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rm -rf /home/amigaone/.mozilla/firefox

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cp -R /home/amigaone/Documents/MyFirefox_backup /home/amigaone/.mozilla/firefox
Roland wrote: Synaptic reported there are two broken packages in Remix 0.9: libsmbclient and python-samba. Are they necessarily needed, or should they be removed?
Synaptic doesn't work anymore because there aren't any repositories available. You can install new packages with dpkg -i. You don't need to remove the packages above.

@All
BTW, I was able to boot the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 0.9 with the RC6 of kernel 4.17 in a virtual e5500 QEMU 2.12.0 machine with a VirtIO graphics card:

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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Hi All,

There are some updates for your MATE PowerPC Remix 0.9. :-)
Screenshot of the MATE PowerPC Remix 0.9 with updated apps:

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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Could other users of Mate Remix 0.9 please test the GL-Billard which is included in the 'Games' submenu... I noticed that when doing 'aiming' before a shot, it can be only done with arrow keys, which is very inaccurate. Aiming with mouse (by pressing a button and moving) does not work at all, even though it should (works ok in Intel distros I tested). Is it the same for all other users, or is this problem only in my system? A bug in the PPC version...?

There seems to be a quite few other bugs in this game, too, but they seem to be common to all environments!
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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Hi All,

A big apology to everyone who uses Radeon SI graphics cards. The MATE PowerPC Remix 0.9 doesn't have a FBDEV driver installed so Xorg doesn't work with Radeon SI graphics cards. You can still install it if you like.

Instructions:
  1. Please login via SSH to the MATE PowerPC Remix
  2. You can get the FBDEV driver with the following command:

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    wget http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xserver-xorg-video-fbdev/xserver-xorg-video-fbdev_0.4.4-1build5_powerpc.deb
  3. After that you can install it with

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    sudo dpkg -i xserver-xorg-video-fbdev_0.4.4-1build5_powerpc.deb
  4. Then reboot your AmigaOne. Xorg works with Radeon SI graphics cards now.
You can also get much more packages for the MATE PowerPC Remix via the following link: http://old-releases.ubuntu.com.

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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xeno74 wrote: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:24 am
Download Links:

MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.9.img.tar.bz2 (Google Drive)

MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.9.img.tar.bz2 (Xenosoft.de)

Download Size: 5.1 GB

MD5 Checksum: e877ac30f7d001cd2ab6cab8e824520e
Hi All,

I tested the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 version 0.9 with the kernel 5.9-rc4 in a virtual e5500 QEMU machine today.

First, I had to boot the img with a serial console output (serial stdio). After that I downloaded the Xorg fbdev xserver with the following command in this serial console.

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wget http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xserver-xorg-video-fbdev/xserver-xorg-video-fbdev_0.4.4-1build5_powerpc.deb
Then I installed this xserver with the following command:

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sudo dpkg -i xserver-xorg-video-fbdev_0.4.4-1build5_powerpc.deb
Then I renamed the xorg.conf to xorg.conf.bak in the directory /etc/X11.

After rebooting the virtual e5500 machine, Xorg works with the VirtIO-GPU without any problems.

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I will release a new img with the Xorg fbdev xserver and with the new Arctic Fox in the next weeks.

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Christian
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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Hi All,

I was able to install the deb package of SpiderWeb 2.2.2 on the MATE PowerPC Remix (ubuntu MATE 17.04) today.

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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xeno74 wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:54 pm I will release a new img with the Xorg fbdev xserver and with the new Arctic Fox in the next weeks.
I added the Xorg fbdev xserver, Arctic Fox, InterWeb, SpiderWeb, and SpiderMail to the MATE PowerPC Remix img today.

Download: MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.9.1.img.tar.bz2

Download Size: 5.4 GB

MD5 Checksum: 5ccc3c1e7b59290cafa31cded931c6f1

If you can't change to a higher screen resolution then delete the xorg.conf in /etc/X11 and try it again.

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