Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Hi Peeps, I really like the Fienix, its quite nice.
a few questions,, on the X5000 when I enter the commands separated by the ; , to make the boot linux button work, when I hit enter it boots so how do it do saveenv, I tried adding it to the end of ;saveenv. but that causes a kernel panic, lol

Also Video card acceleration, what to I need?
I have the 250x in it, do I need a newer RX or an older card. thanks

keep up the awesome work.
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Freemilk wrote:Hi Peeps, I really like the Fienix, its quite nice.
a few questions,, on the X5000 when I enter the commands separated by the ; , to make the boot linux button work, when I hit enter it boots so how do it do saveenv, I tried adding it to the end of ;saveenv. but that causes a kernel panic, lol

Also Video card acceleration, what to I need?
I have the 250x in it, do I need a newer RX or an older card. thanks

keep up the awesome work.
Hi Freemilk,

Do you use the correct root boot argument? Please post a screenshot of the kernel panic. Unfortunately you can’t use hardware 3D acceleration with your graphics card. You need a Radeon HD 6xxx or lower.

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Freemilk wrote:on the X5000 when I enter the commands separated by the ; , to make the boot linux button work, when I hit enter it boots so how do it do saveenv
It sounds a little like you have misunderstood something about UBoot (if I'm not misreading your explanation).

First, you need to be in the UBoot command line.

Then you enter:

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setenv linuxboot="..."
- where the ... is the semicolon-separated sequence of commands to boot your distro (not including saveenv!).

After that, in the next command prompt, you enter saveenv, i.e. what you save is the definition of the linuxboot variable.

The next time you boot and get to the menu, using the Boot Linux button should execute the commands and boot Linux.

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Awesome, I guess I was just tired and didn't make the connection there.
here is the command in case someone else needs it

SATA 0 is my Amiga OS 4.1 SSD

SATA 1 is my Fienix SSD

setenv linuxboot ="sata init;setenv bootargs root=/dev/sdb2 rootdelay=5;fatload sata 1:1 1000000 uImage-4.20;fatload sata 1:1 1c00000 cyrus_p5020_eth_poweroff.dtb;bootm 1000000 - 1c00000"

saveenv


Working now thank you, I am trying various video cards from my pile.

fun fun.

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Freemilk wrote:Awesome, I guess I was just tired and didn't make the connection there.
here is the command in case someone else needs it

SATA 0 is my Amiga OS 4.1 SSD

SATA 1 is my Fienix SSD

setenv linuxboot ="sata init;setenv bootargs root=/dev/sdb2 rootdelay=5;fatload sata 1:1 1000000 uImage-4.20;fatload sata 1:1 1c00000 cyrus_p5020_eth_poweroff.dtb;bootm 1000000 - 1c00000"

saveenv


Working now thank you, I am trying various video cards from my pile.

fun fun.

Keith
Hi Keith,

Fantastic! Well done! :-)

BTW, I created instructions for setting up the button "Start Linux" last year.

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Link: Set up the button "Start Linux"

Did you install Fienix on a USB stick?

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caseycullen wrote:Fienix uses LightDM; the answer is documented in https://wiki.debian.org/LightDM
-Casey
sundown wrote:I have Fienix installed on an X1000, but I don't think that matters. Is there any way to eliminate the login requester? I have a ubunty mate install that doesn't require a login or Admin pw, I want the same with Fienix.
Thanks for the help, changing '#autologin-user=' to autologin-user=fienix did the trick.
I was looking for an IRC client, but couldn't find one to install, did I miss it, if not, any chance to add one?
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You can change the root password by opening a terminal and then entering;
su (enter)

passwd root (enter)

Just follow the directions. When finished enter 'exit' and you're done.
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mechanic wrote:You can change the root password by opening a terminal and then entering;
su (enter)

passwd root (enter)

Just follow the directions. When finished enter 'exit' and you're done.
Thanks, I did change the root pw to an easy to remember 3 letter pw.
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Pidgin has IRC connectivity. If there is a specific client you'd like to use let me know.
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sundown wrote:I was looking for an IRC client, but couldn't find one to install, did I miss it, if not, any chance to add one?
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I just released a bunch of updates for Fienix. Most are fairly minor. Let me know if there are any issues.
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