Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Roland
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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I was trying to run from Synaptic all the updates available now for Fienix... There was a problem with mate-control-center - updating it from 1.22 to 1.24 to did not work. I removed it totally, and tried to reinstall it, but there were still problems which prevented the installation:

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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

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Selecting previously unselected package mate-control-center.
Preparing to unpack .../mate-control-center_1.24.0-1_powerpc.deb ...
Unpacking mate-control-center (1.24.0-1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/mate-control-center_1.24.0-1_powerpc.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/mate-time-admin', which is also in package mate-system-tools 1.8.1+dfsg1-2
dpkg-deb: error: paste subprocess was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Selecting previously unselected package mate-system-monitor.
Preparing to unpack .../mate-system-monitor_1.24.0-1_powerpc.deb ...
Unpacking mate-system-monitor (1.24.0-1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/mate-control-center-common_1.24.0-1_all.deb
 /var/cache/apt/archives/mate-control-center_1.24.0-1_powerpc.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
Setting up mate-system-monitor (1.24.0-1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:powerpc (2.62.4-1+b1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.1-1) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.4-2) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Are log files useless for determining the cause of problems?

It seems to me that things like what happens at 0.37s in the following must indicate something going wrong. Isn't something shutting down the system without my permission? So far I haven't had any luck finding out what a local X display or VT7 are.

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[+0.01s] DEBUG: Could not run plymouth --ping: Failed to execute child process (No such file or directory)
[+0.01s] DEBUG: Using VT 7
[+0.01s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Starting local X display on VT 7
[+0.01s] DEBUG: XServer 0: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/x-0.log
[+0.01s] DEBUG: XServer 0: Writing X server authority to /var/run/lightdm/root/:0
[+0.01s] DEBUG: XServer 0: Launching X Server
[+0.02s] DEBUG: Launching process 4495: /usr/bin/X :0 -seat seat0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch
[+0.02s] DEBUG: XServer 0: Waiting for ready signal from X server :0
[+0.02s] DEBUG: Acquired bus name org.freedesktop.DisplayManager
[+0.02s] DEBUG: Registering seat with bus path /org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Seat0
[+0.02s] DEBUG: Loading users from org.freedesktop.Accounts
[+0.02s] DEBUG: User /org/freedesktop/Accounts/User1000 added
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Process 4495 exited with return value 127
[+0.37s] DEBUG: XServer 0: X server stopped
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Releasing VT 7
[+0.37s] DEBUG: XServer 0: Removing X server authority /var/run/lightdm/root/:0
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Display server stopped
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Stopping session
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Session stopped
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Stopping display server, no sessions require it
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Stopping; greeter display server failed to start
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Stopping
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Seat seat0: Stopped
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Required seat has stopped
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Stopping display manager
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Display manager stopped
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Stopping daemon
[+0.37s] DEBUG: Exiting with return value 1[code]
Roland
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Roland wrote: Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:43 am I was trying to run from Synaptic all the updates available now for Fienix... There was a problem with mate-control-center - updating it from 1.22 to 1.24 to did not work. I removed it totally, and tried to reinstall it, but there were still problems which prevented the installation:
I seems that attempts to update 'Mate' to 1.24 confused also the desktop badly... The cursor changed to a peculiar 'X' form, and windows do not anymore have close or resize gadgets! What should be done to fix this?

Is 'Mate 1.24' one way or another broken, so that it should be avoided...?
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Casey is still rebuilding and updating many packages. He will inform us when he has finished his work.
caseycullen wrote: Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:02 pm FYI: If you experience any issues with the repository, downloading packages, or dependency issues for the next couple days it's because I'm rebuilding and updating many packages, and adding many new packages as well. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it will be pretty awesome when it's finished!
Thanks!
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hoping to have a disk image maybe tomorrow!
Fienix Release Video
Sorry for the volume/mic issues, I'm sure I had something with my mic wrong!
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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caseycullen wrote: Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:21 am Hoping to have a disk image maybe tomorrow!
Fienix Release Video
Sorry for the volume/mic issues, I'm sure I had something with my mic wrong!
--Casey
Casey,

Thank you very much! Unfortunately I can't download any packages from your repository.

Cheers,
Christian
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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New Fienix Soar Release Image:

Please test it. I don't think trying to update your packages from an image you already have will work very well.
This is the OS image only. You need to have a boot partition with your uImage and .dtb set up. Remember to expand the image after copying it onto the disk.

Please try installing some apps from the repository and let me know if you have any issues. If you have an Android phone please try using KDEConnect and let me know if you ran into any trouble.

Download New Image

Thanks!
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Thank you very much! :D :D

Is the installation instructions from your website still the same?

https://fienixppc.blogspot.com/p/instru ... -boot.html
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Casey
Up and running. Just tried KDE Connect with my Samsung S8+ and seems to work fine. Distro feels a fair bit faster. Just about to install some apps. Fantastic work, you should be proud of what you have achieved.

John
I used dd to copy the image to my partition, the passwords are the same as on Casey's webpage.

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Casey
I have installed a variety of software all working well except Warzone 2100. It appears we need an updated version to match the data package which is newer, whilst the main package depends on an older version. Other than that fantastic work.


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