(X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.04 LTS

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(X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.04 LTS

Postby xeno74 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:50 am

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I successfully updated my ubuntu MATE 15.10 to 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus today. :-) I want to do some beta testing.


Update instructions for (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE):

  1. CTRL+ALT+F1 to change to the console login on (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 15.10.
  2. Login as user
  3. Change your user to the root user with
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    sudo su
  4. Stop X11 with
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    service lightdm stop
  5. Update the package index of your old 15.10 system:
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    apt-get update
  6. Upgrade your packages to the latest packages on your old 15.10 system:
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    apt-get upgrade
  7. Remove those dependencies that were installed with applications and that are no longer used by anything else on the system:
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    apt-get autoremove
  8. Remove .deb files for packages that are no longer installed on your system:
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    apt-get autoclean
  9. Update your repositories to the new 16.04 repositories
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    sed -i 's/wily/xenial/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
  10. Update the package index of the new 16.04 system:
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    apt-get update
  11. Upgrade your 15.10 system to version 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus:
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    apt-get dist-upgrade
  12. Reboot your AmigaONE X1000 with
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    reboot
  13. Login in your new 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus system.
  14. Tidy up with the terminal. :D
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    sudo apt-get autoremove
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    sudo apt-get autoclean
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    sudo apt-get clean
  15. Download the unofficial Mesa: MesaLib-10.0.4-powerpc-unofficial.tar.bz2
  16. Extract it in your home folder
  17. Rename the original r600_dri.so to r600_dri.so.bak:
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    sudo mv /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/dri/r600_dri.so /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/dri/r600_dri.so.bak
  18. Copy the patched r600_dri.so to /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/dri:
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    sudo cp mesa-10.0.4/lib/dri/r600_dri.so /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/dri
  19. Copy the whole Mesa directory to /usr/local:
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    sudo cp -R mesa-10.0.4 /usr/local
  20. Reboot your AmigaONE X1000 and enter the firmware. If you have autoboot set up, press
    CTRL-C. If you have the latest menu-enabled firmware, press the F key to enter the firmware. In
    any case, you should end up on the firmware's command prompt which looks like this:
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    CFE>
  21. Rename the old 15.10 CFE boot entry to the new version 16.04 LTS for example:
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    CFE> setenv -p MENU_3_LABEL "ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Kernel 4.2"
  22. To activate the new Boot Menu type menu and use the arrow keys to select and highlight 3: ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Kernel 4.2 before the timer bar runs down.
  23. After the login you can test the unofficial Mesa with glxgears:
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    vblank_mode=0 glxgears

Issues

Compiz doesn't work anymore. The window decoration doesn't display. It needs the package compiz-gnome to display the window decoration. I tried to install this package with:

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sudo apt-get install compiz-gnome


Unfortunately it has an unmet dependency:

compiz-gnome: Depends: libmetacity-private3 (>= 3.17.1) but is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages


Conclusion

Xorg, sound/audio, network, and 3D acceleration are working. :-)

Screenshots:

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I just got the new Firefox 42 for ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS PowerPC. :-)

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PLEASE test the new LTS version 16.04.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.04 LTS

Postby zzd10h » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:36 pm

Done !
Well done for the procedure.

Only 2 questions :

1) Having a Radeon SI R7-250X, Mesa steps are not mandatory, right ?

2) Any news about Radeon SI support ? glxgears is still very very slow...

Thank you

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.04 LTS

Postby xeno74 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:27 pm

zzd10h wrote:Done !
Well done for the procedure.

Only 2 questions :

1) Having a Radeon SI R7-250X, Mesa steps are not mandatory, right ?

2) Any news about Radeon SI support ? glxgears is still very very slow...

Thank you

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Many thanks for testing!!!!!!!!!

The Mesa steps aren't necessary for you.

Alex Perez actively trying to fix the 3D problem with the Southern Islands based Radeon cards.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.04 LTS

Postby zzd10h » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:52 pm

"Alex Perez actively trying to fix the 3D problem with the Southern Islands based Radeon cards."

Good, thx for the reply
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.04 LTS

Postby Srtest » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:09 pm

Hey Xeno, the thing with Compiz is that Metacity has been updated and switched its library from 3 to 3a and compiz-gnome depends on 3. You can downgrade Metacity with Wily packages or wait for Compiz to be updated to use the renamed library.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.04 LTS

Postby xeno74 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:33 pm

Srtest wrote:Hey Xeno, the thing with Compiz is that Metacity has been updated and switched its library from 3 to 3a and compiz-gnome depends on 3. You can downgrade Metacity with Wily packages or wait for Compiz to be updated to use the renamed library.


Good to know. Thank you for the info. :-)
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.04 LTS

Postby xeno74 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:25 pm

Compiz works again on ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS PowerPC!

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.04 LTS

Postby xeno74 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:15 pm

Hi All,

I successfully updated ubuntu MATE 16.04 and 15.10 PowerPC today. After that I have the new Firefox 43 on both systems. :-)

By the way, I have been testing ubuntu MATE PowerPC since December 2014.

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On my Intel Mac I use ubuntu MATE 14.04. I like the retrospective future.

Cheers,

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.04 LTS

Postby Srtest » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:54 am

LXQt on LXDE core system on an Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 installation.

The partition is BTRFS on a MBR partition table.

Warning! LXQt is an experimental desktop based on LXDE and Razor-qt.

Graphics card: R9 270 (southern islands) which means radeonsi and no hardware acceleration.

LXQt uses by default Openbox. I changed it to Kwin and when hardware acceleration becomes available it can be changed to Kwin-wayland and have everything run on Wayland. Now if only they would fix it...

* I'm adding again the SMplayer gui which can use MPV instead of MPlayer for your convenience.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.04 LTS

Postby xeno74 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:30 am

Srtest wrote:LXQt on LXDE core system on an Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 installation.

The partition is BTRFS on a MBR partition table.

Warning! LXQt is an experimental desktop based on LXDE and Razor-qt.

Graphics card: R9 270 (southern islands) which means radeonsi and no hardware acceleration.

LXQt uses by default Openbox. I changed it to Kwin and when hardware acceleration becomes available it can be changed to Kwin-wayland and have everything run on Wayland. Now if only they would fix it...

* I'm adding again the SMplayer gui which can use MPV instead of MPlayer for your convenience.


Many thanks! Well done!
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