Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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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

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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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

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hi Casey,

Many thanks for your hard work! I will test it as soon as possible.

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Christian
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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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.

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

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Christian
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hi casey
I managed to install a fresh copy of soar via your image. Thank you for your very hard work in putting it together, seems quite snappy. All runs fine except I cannot add a user or use sudo, nor can I run apt. Adduser seems to be installed but sudo does not appear to be in your repository. Any hints as to how to add a user and sudo?

Thanks

ace

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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acefnq wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:17 am
All runs fine except I cannot add a user or use sudo, nor can I run apt.
All these things work with the root account. I change to root with 'su' and after that I can use all these commands.

@Casey
I successfully upgraded Fienix on my X1000 today.

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

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Christian
Thanks. This will take a little getting used to. Is this the Debian way these days?

ace

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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acefnq wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:56 pm
Christian
Thanks. This will take a little getting used to. Is this the Debian way these days?

ace
Yes, it's the Debian way. I am very satisfied with Fienix. My games are faster under Fienix. Faster than with ubuntu MATE 16.04. The new wallpapers are fantastic! Casey did a lot of work.
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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AFAIR, "su" has been the way of most Linuxen always.

The invention of "sudo" (or at least the first I heard about it) came with Ubuntu and similar - maybe an attempt to avoid getting users' hands "root-dirty" longer than necessary at a time?

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