(X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

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(X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:50 pm

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I successfully updated my ubuntu MATE 16.10 Yakkety Yak to 17.04 Zesty Zapus today. :-) I want to start some testing.


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

  1. CTRL+ALT+F1 to change to the console login on (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 16.10 Yakkety Yak.
  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 16.10 Yakkety Yak system:
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    apt-get update
  6. Upgrade your packages to the latest packages on your old 16.10 Yakkety Yak 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 17.04 Zesty Zapus repositories
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    sed -i 's/yakkety/zesty/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
  10. Update the package index of the new 17.04 Zesty Zapus system:
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    apt-get update
  11. Upgrade your 16.10 Yakkety Yak system to version 17.04 Zesty Zapus:
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    apt-get dist-upgrade
  12. Reboot your AmigaONE X1000 with
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    reboot
  13. Login in your new 17.04 Zesty Zapus 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. 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>
  16. Rename the old 16.10 CFE boot entry to the new version 17.04 for example:
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    CFE> setenv -p MENU_3_LABEL "ubuntu MATE 17.04 Kernel 4.9"
  17. To activate the new Boot Menu type menu and use the arrow keys to select and highlight 3: ubuntu MATE 17.04 Kernel 4.9 before the timer bar runs down.

Tests

  • Xorg 1.18.4 works
  • Hardware 3D acceleration works without any problems with the official Mesa 12.0.3 (Gallium 0.4 on AMD BARTS DRM 2.48.0)
  • Compiz works
  • YouTube HD videos work with ViewTube in fullscreen!!!!!! (High Definition MP4 VLC HD MP4)
  • Sound works
  • Network works

Screenshot:

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PLEASE test the new version 17.04.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby kilaueabart » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:43 am

I have just completed step 14. Of autoremove, autoclean, and clean, only the second had an effect.

I did this with Kernel 4.8.0-rc6. When I do step 17 I'll change it to whatever version of 4.9 I have on my CF card, but will it make a difference? As it stands right now, I don't like 17.04 any better than 16.10 and 16.04 will probably remain my primary OS, slightly ahead of AOS4.1. Well, at least I finally figured out how to make the terminal window opaque.

Will they ever fix Welcome?
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby Amigo1 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:15 pm

Fantastic!

Does FreeCAD work on Zesty Zapus?

thanks!
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:20 pm

Amigo1 wrote:Fantastic!

Does FreeCAD work on Zesty Zapus?

thanks!


Unfortunately it crashes.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby Amigo1 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:29 am

xeno74 wrote:
Amigo1 wrote:Fantastic!

Does FreeCAD work on Zesty Zapus?

thanks!


Unfortunately it crashes.


That's sad.

Thanks for checking.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:00 pm

The MATE desktop 1.16.1 is available for ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC:

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:06 pm

FYI: The DNS service of systemd doesn't work correctly currently. Some web sites aren't accessible.

You can fix the problem with modifying the /etc/resolv.conf. I replaced the systemd DNS server with the Google DNS server ip address.

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sudo vi /etc/resolv.conf


I replaced

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nameserver 127.0.0.53


with

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nameserver 8.8.8.8


After a restart, systemd overrides the /etc/resolv.conf with his DNS server again.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:10 pm

xeno74 wrote:FYI: The DNS service of systemd doesn't work correctly currently. Some web sites aren't accessible.

You can fix the problem with modifying the /etc/resolv.conf. I replaced the systemd DNS server with the Google DNS server ip address.

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sudo vi /etc/resolv.conf


I replaced

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nameserver 127.0.0.53


with

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nameserver 8.8.8.8


After a restart, systemd overrides the /etc/resolv.conf with his DNS server again.


The /etc/resolv.conf is a symlink to /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf. If you delete the symlink and create a file instead it's content should not be changed by resolvconf/systemd.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:45 pm

FYI:

Phoronix wrote:With Debian Stretch dropping 32-bit PowerPC as a release architecture, Ubuntu is following a similar maneuver and will not be making 32-bit PPC images of future releases.

Steve Langasek confirmed 32-bit PowerPC architecture will be removed from future Ubuntu releases. He commented, "the PowerPC port in Ubuntu has reached the end of its useful lifespan...The Technical Board has therefore determined that the powerpc port should not be included in the Ubuntu 17.04 (zesty) release. In support of this, powerpc will be dropped as an architecture in zesty as of Feature Freeze."

PowerPC 32-bit will continue to be supported for existing Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS that still has a few more years of support (2021).


Links:

Ubuntu To Stop Building 32-Bit PowerPC For Future Releases
Removing 32-bit powerpc architecture from future Ubuntu releases

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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:10 am

Hi All,

Sad news. That means we won't get an official ubuntu MATE 17.04 release. I will update my installed development version of ubuntu MATE 17.04 as long as possible. After that I will try to release an unofficial ubuntu MATE 17.04 USB img for the X5000 and X1000.

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