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

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 5:43 am
by xeno74
Amigo1 wrote:Hi Christian,

today I tested the unofficial Mesa, but I still get a uniform colored screen. (I restarted Ubuntu) See screen shots.
I could however play one .mov file. So I'm not sure the issue is with the video card (driver) anymore.

I sudo apt-get purge --auto-removed and reinstalled the ubuntu-restricted-extras to no avail.. What could it be?


Hi Amigo1,

Thank you for testing. If I understand it correctly, you was able to play a .mov file with the unofficial Mesa 1.0.0.4 without any problems.
That's fantastic! Good to know. :-)

Cheers,

Christian

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

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 2:32 pm
by Amigo1
xeno74 wrote:
Amigo1 wrote:Hi Christian,

today I tested the unofficial Mesa, but I still get a uniform colored screen. (I restarted Ubuntu) See screen shots.
I could however play one .mov file. So I'm not sure the issue is with the video card (driver) anymore.

I sudo apt-get purge --auto-removed and reinstalled the ubuntu-restricted-extras to no avail.. What could it be?


Hi Amigo1,

Thank you for testing. If I understand it correctly, you was able to play a .mov file with the unofficial Mesa 1.0.0.4 without any problems.
That's fantastic! Good to know. :-)

Cheers,

Christian


Actually not, I did not express myself correctly, my bad. the .mov file was with the official mesa

edit: btw, can you play video files?
Also, I tried to play HD video on YouTube, it's a slide show. Even with low resolution videos the playback is too slow. Is it the same on your A1 X1000?

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

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:41 pm
by xeno74
Amigo1 wrote:Actually not, I did not express myself correctly, my bad. the .mov file was with the official mesa

edit: btw, can you play video files?
Also, I tried to play HD video on YouTube, it's a slide show. Even with low resolution videos the playback is too slow. Is it the same on your A1 X1000?


Hi Amigo1,

No, it isn't. I can play HD videos on YouTube with ViewTube. Have you already tried ViewTube?

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YouTube videos in HD with ViewTube

Installation instructions for ubuntu MATE 16.04 PowerPC

  1. Install VLC and the VLC browser plugin with the following command:
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    sudo apt-get install browser-plugin-vlc
  2. Start Firefox and install the add-on Greasemonkey
  3. Restart Firefox
  4. After that, add the ViewTube script to Greasemonkey

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Cheers,

Christian

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

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 11:01 pm
by xeno74
ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS PowerPC with kernel 4.6-rc7. :-)

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

PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 11:08 pm
by kilaueabart
xeno74 wrote:Hi All,

Today, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has been released.

On May 3rd I copied the release image of ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS to a 1TB hard disk which GParted told me was completely unallocated.
I confess I do not remember what I did to the disk to put it in 100% unallocated condition. Possibly a source of problems?

For a few days I couldn't log in, but that mysteriously changed, and I have a mostly working MATE with all kinds of interesting possibilities,
but also a bunch of problems, two of which are in a sense sort of crippling:

1. I cannot open other devices, such as flash drives or the CF CARD. At first MATE would complain that "The file is of unknown type."
Since last night that has changed to something like "You do not have permission." Not being able to easily move files from one device to
another is very limiting, although I think I can do so from a terminal.

2. I normally use a 1920x1280 screen as my monitor prefers. Judging from the show of four desktops in the lower right, MATE is giving me
virtual desktops twice that wide. Yesterday I saw that some windows I had tried to open had appeared in the inaccessible right hand side
of that super-wide desktop. By then I had lost the mouse arrow, perhaps lost in that part of the screen? Had to shut down by hand.

I spent much time yesterday reviewing the (then) almost 170 posts in this thread, taking note of suggestions made for various problems.
One of them was about modprobe failure. "Try sudo depmod -va ... sudo modprobe kernel-module." Out of curiousity I tried those, got told
there were no modules available.

I added the ones for kernel 4.21 to my CF CARD and copied to /lib/modules/. When I looked into /lib/modules/ I was startled to find six files. In addition to what I had just added there was a 4.4.3-sam440ep, a 4.4.4 ...Nemo, a 4.4.4-cyrus-jm, a 4.4.6-sam460ex.jm, and a 4.4.6-tabor-jm. How come?

I also found out that my 12.04 install had no 4.21 modules, but it always seemed to work fine. I copied them to 12.04's /lib/modules/ as well,
but I hope they don't mess anything up.

Maybe the big question of the day is, if I upgrade to 16.10 without solving those problems, will they get solved automatically, or is it likely to
make matters even worse?

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

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:23 am
by xeno74
kilaueabart wrote:Maybe the big question of the day is, if I upgrade to 16.10 without solving those problems, will they get solved automatically, or is it likely to
make matters even worse?


In my point of view it is not a good idea to upgrade to 16.10 without solving those problems.

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

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 6:42 pm
by papaoskar
papaoskar wrote:I have a 64 GB stick also. I will try that one.

Hi Christian,
I was successful with a 16GB stick. It boots nicely, however I could persuade the stick to accept german language and keyboard. But no german for the system to apply system wide.
I have done the copy process according to your advice with the commands: cp -a * /mnt . The copy command stops when it comes to /proc - directory. Too many errors and then it stops.
How about producing an img file from the stick and then dumping that img to /dev/sdb8 ? Perhaps I have to go to ubuntu 12.4 and do the copying from there?

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

PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 2:59 am
by kilaueabart
xeno74 wrote:In my point of view it is not a good idea to upgrade to 16.10 without solving those problems.
Thanks. That was my guess, but I secretly hoped maybe those autoremove and cleanup commands might clear the problem areas. It's starting to look like I may have to be satisfied with 12.04, but I really like MATE.

Another question, if I may. My install has these probably quite normal initial partitions:
/dev/sdb1 FAT 16 AMIGAONE 100.00 MiB, 32.15 MiB Used, 67.85 Unused
/dev/sdb2 ext 4 Ubuntu_16.04 7.02 GiB, 4.87 GiB Used, 2.15 GiB Unused
/dev/sdb3 ext2 Sam4xx 100.00 MiB, 13.59 MiB Used, 86.41 MiB Unused

/dev/sdb2 seems way too small. Considering it's on a 1TB hard drive, how large would you advise I make it?
Are /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb3 of any use? Should I move /dev/sdb3 before I enlarge /dev/sdb2, or just delete it?

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

PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 5:26 am
by jdupuis
kilaueabart wrote:
xeno74 wrote:In my point of view it is not a good idea to upgrade to 16.10 without solving those problems.
Thanks. That was my guess, but I secretly hoped maybe those autoremove and cleanup commands might clear the problem areas. It's starting to look like I may have to be satisfied with 12.04, but I really like MATE.

Another question, if I may. My install has these probably quite normal initial partitions:
/dev/sdb1 FAT 16 AMIGAONE 100.00 MiB, 32.15 MiB Used, 67.85 Unused
/dev/sdb2 ext 4 Ubuntu_16.04 7.02 GiB, 4.87 GiB Used, 2.15 GiB Unused
/dev/sdb3 ext2 Sam4xx 100.00 MiB, 13.59 MiB Used, 86.41 MiB Unused

/dev/sdb2 seems way too small. Considering it's on a 1TB hard drive, how large would you advise I make it?
Are /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb3 of any use? Should I move /dev/sdb3 before I enlarge /dev/sdb2, or just delete it?


Hi Bart,

Christian passed on to me in another post that the Sam4xx Partition can be deleted and expand sdb2. After deleting the Sam partition, I created an Extended Swap Partition at the end and expanded sdb2 to fill the unallocated space left over. Your choice. To answer your question, delete the Sam partition first, then expand your sdb2 to the size that fits your needs.

Cheers!!

John

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

PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 5:41 am
by kilaueabart
Thanks, John. I'll do something like that, but maybe not devote a whole terabyte to MATE. I don't know if the one I'm working on is ever going to be truly usable anyway. I was going to bring the following up somewhere. How about here?

I found the following when looking for solutions to my desktop size problem.
http://askubuntu.com/questions/176801/c ... on-in-mate
In a reply to someone with a similar problem I found this:
Follow these steps:
cd /etc/xdg/autostart/
Always backup your files, just in case:
sudo cp gnome-settings-daemon.desktop gnome-settings-daemon.desktop.bak

Later some changes to that file are specified. However, Terminal tells me I have no such file. I do have mate-settings-daemon.desktop and made the changes suggested for that, to no avail. My desktop screen is still about 3840x1080, left-half only showing on my 1920x1080 monitor screen.

I am going to try to create a gnome-settings-daemon.desktop with the follow replacement suggestions. If you are reading this note, that means it didn't work.
Then replace the text with the following:
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=MATE Settings Daemon
Exec=/usr/bin/mate-settings-daemon
OnlyShowIn=MATE;
NoDisplay=true
X-GNOME-Autostart-Phase=Initialization
X-GNOME-Autostart-Notify=true
X-GNOME-AutoRestart=true
X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=gnome-settings-daemon

Actually, I don't see why it should have worked. I don't see any reference to size. Maybe I should google "desktop size" instead of "screen size." (And next, "how to switch '"' and '@' to the proper keys." Sheesh!)