Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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nbache wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:00 pm I don't think any other user than root will be able to issue a shutdown (at least unless you have created special permissions or whatever).
Theoretically that shouldn't be a problem. I found out how to create a password for root in Pi, and seemed to do so successfully. But when I do the ssh root@192.etc. thing, it doesn't accept the password for some reason.
While I was at it, I (re?)created a password for user "pi." That allows me at all the files that don't require administrative privileges and could be useful. (I see I have a lot of stuff stored away on that little box.) But I have no idea, actually, how I would shut the thing down even if I could get in as root.
The next time I boot Ubuntu I'll poke around and see if I can find anything relating to "special permissions."
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/etc/ssh/sshd_config:

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PermitRootLogin yes
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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nbache wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:00 pm I don't think any other user than root will be able to issue a shutdown (at least unless you have created special permissions or whatever).
Another failure to make "ssh root@..." to work, but I decided to try user "pi" again, with this quite favorable result:

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pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo shutdown
Shutdown scheduled for Sat 2020-12-19 10:36:35 PST, use 'shutdown -c' to cancel.
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ Connection to 192.168.1.83 closed by remote host.
Connection to 192.168.1.83 closed.
I counted out the last five seconds after my watch said 10:36:30 and then the light on my Raspberry Pi turned off!
I'm not really sure that is superior to just clicking the power switch, but I'm more comfortable with it.
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Yeah, as long as user pi has sudo rights, that will work as well :-).

I think this way is preferable to just cutting the power, because doing so may invalidate the filesystem (when I sometimes have to do it on my x64 linux, I usually see messages about "Clearing orphaned inode ..." during startup).

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Very often Fienix conks out on me. This is almost always after I have been using Interweb for a long time, but that may be because I tend to use Interweb more than anything else.
First signs are long "Connecting" delays when I click a link. Then there may be long delays trying to switch between Tabs. Then maybe I can't close Interweb, or other programs that might be running on other Workspaces. Sometimes it progresses to the point where clicking on the upper right corner doesn't open the list of force quit, protect from unauthorized use, log out of this session, and shut down the computer, and my only resort is to click the power or restart button on the box.

Yesterday when I was having such problems but some things still working I went to Menu > System Tools > Log File Viewer and found this:

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24560.889] (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOPUTCMAP: Invalid argument
[ 24579.766] (EE) client bug: timer event1 debounce: scheduled expiry is in the past (-140ms), your system is too slow
[ 24579.775] (EE) client bug: timer event1 middlebutton: scheduled expiry is in the past (-237ms), your system is too slow
[ 24593.352] (EE) client bug: timer event1 debounce: scheduled expiry is in the past (-12ms), your system is too slow
[ 24593.369] (EE) client bug: timer event1 middlebutton: scheduled expiry is in the past (-58ms), your system is too slow
[ 24606.242] (EE) client bug: timer event1 debounce: scheduled expiry is in the past (-178ms), your system is too slow
[ 24606.259] (EE) client bug: timer event1 debounce short: scheduled expiry is in the past (-281ms), your system is too slow
[ 24627.961] (EE) client bug: timer event1 debounce: scheduled expiry is in the past (-17ms), your system is too slow
[ 24627.977] (EE) client bug: timer event1 debounce short: scheduled expiry is in the past (-126ms), your system is too slow
[ 24640.294] (EE) client bug: timer event1 debounce: scheduled expiry is in the past (-32ms), your system is too slow
[ 24640.311] (EE) client bug: timer event1 middlebutton: scheduled expiry is in the past (-66ms), your system is too slow
[ 24672.167] (EE) client bug: timer event1 debounce: scheduled expiry is in the past (-238ms), your system is too slow
[ 24672.499] (EE) client bug: timer event1 middlebutton: scheduled expiry is in the past (-578ms), your system is too slow
[ 24672.522] (EE) client bug: timer event1 debounce: scheduled expiry is in the past (-515ms), your system is too slow
[ 24672.522] (EE) client bug: timer event1 debounce short: scheduled expiry is in the past (-528ms), your system is too slow
[ 24679.570] (II) event1  - ELECOM ELECOM TrackBall Mouse: SYN_DROPPED event - some input events have been lost.
[ 24691.060] (II) event1  - ELECOM ELECOM TrackBall Mouse: SYN_DROPPED event - some input events have been lost.
[ 24705.059] (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOPUTCMAP: Invalid argument
So far I haven't figured out what that means. Anybody have an idea?
A search on the key phrase brought me this long discussion, https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=258638, but I haven't been able to digest it yet.
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Thinking it was about time upgraded fienix I marked all the new stuff in Synaptic. Clicking "Apply" got me this message, many times:

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W: Failed to fetch http://fienix.servehttp.com/repos/fienix/soar/pool/main/m/mate-desktop-environment/mate-desktop-environment-core_1.24.0+1-fienix_all.deb
  Something wicked happened resolving 'fienix.servehttp.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
I also tried apt-get update in a terminal and got the same message. Am I doing something wrong?
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kilaueabart wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:55 pm Something wicked happened resolving 'fienix.servehttp.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)[/code]I also tried apt-get update in a terminal and got the same message. Am I doing something wrong?
It works again.
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hooray!
But I wonder if I should worry about this:

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E: /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-n1R90e/06-fienix-gpu-bandage_1.0.1-fienix_powerpc.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/fienix-gpu-bandage', which is also in package fienix-gpu-reset 1.0-fienix
Later I found another sign of potential trouble.
problem.png
All I could do was quit. So far, only thing I have noticed is that Pluma works a bit differently (large font, high-lighted parentheses).
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kilaueabart wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:07 pm Hooray!
But I wonder if I should worry about this:

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E: /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-n1R90e/06-fienix-gpu-bandage_1.0.1-fienix_powerpc.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/fienix-gpu-bandage', which is also in package fienix-gpu-reset 1.0-fienix
Later I found another sign of potential trouble.problem.pngAll I could do was quit. So far, only thing I have noticed is that Pluma works a bit differently (large font, high-lighted parentheses).
Please remove fienix-gpu-reset.
The error in Synaptic appeared because you made changes without applying them, perhaps because of the fienix-gpu-reset issue.
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Hey everyone,
Just a quick update: Unfortunately I haven't had as much time to spend on the Fienix project lately, but I've spent some time working on a proper installer. A few people have been good enough to donate to the project, which is really exciting, and the request from all of them has been an installer. Not sure when it will be done, but I think something based on ubiquity will work.
Thanks!
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