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

Postby xeno74 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:55 am

Hi All,

Canonical has released the final ISO images of Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) [1] [2] [3] [4]. Unfortunately Canonical removed the PowerPC architecture last year. Consequently Canonical will not releasing PowerPC images for the version 18.04. Ubuntu MATE 16.04 will continue to support 32-bit PowerPC until 2019 and Canonical will offer security updates for the version 16.04 until 2021. The latest LTS release is 16.04.4 [5]. Fortunately we have a fork of the last ubuntu MATE (17.04), which I have updated and released as the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017. Today, I released the version 0.9 of the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017.

New:

  • Mesa updated to version 18.0.0
  • XawTV 3.103-4 added (X11 program for watching and recording television with a TV tuner)
  • AleVT 1.6.2-5 added (X11 program for browsing and searching Teletext/Videotext)
  • Radio 3.103 added (A ncurses-based FM radio application)
  • tvtime 1.0.2 added (A high quality television application for use with video capture cards)
  • Kradio4 4.0.8 added (Comfortable radio application)
  • Kaffeine 2.0.5 added (A media player with digital TV support)
  • Yabause 0.9.14-2 added (Sega Saturn emulator)
  • Screenfetch 3.7.0 added
  • unrar 5.4.5 added
  • Keepassx 2.0.3-1 added (Free/open-source password manager)
  • Qterminal 0.7.1 added
  • Guake 0.8.8 added (Drop-down terminal)
  • The distribution has been completely rebranded (Thanks to Casey)

Download Links:

MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.9.img.tar.bz2 (Google Drive)

MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.9.img.tar.bz2 (Xenosoft.de)

Download Size: 5.1 GB

MD5 Checksum: e877ac30f7d001cd2ab6cab8e824520e

Which apps shall I add to the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 version 1.0?

Screenshot of the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 version 0.9 on an AmigaOne X1000:

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Screenshot of the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 version 0.9 on an AmigaOne X5000:

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BTW, here is the download of Julian's ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS USB image:


Another ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS USB image:


After installing, you could update it to version 16.04.4 LTS if you like.

Cheers,
Christian

[1] Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" Official Images Now Available -- phoronix.com
[2] Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS Final Release -- ubuntu-mate.org
[3] Xubuntu 18.04 released! -- xubuntu.org
[4] lubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver released -- lubuntu.net
[5] Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS Released, Makes Use Of Ubuntu 17.10's Kernel/Mesa Stack -- phoronix.com
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby Amigo1 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:17 am

Hi,

Thanks for releasing another update!

Please add FreeCAD, If it works of course. :)

And if you have the time, could you please test if Onshape.com works on your machine? (I don't mean the front page obviously). It would make FreeCAD almost superfluous.
I tried with the X1000 and X5000 but I don't have a Linux-compatible 3D Graphics card, so maybe that is preventing Onshape to work on my LamigaX.
I'm reluctant to invest in yet another graphics card if it's not working at the end.

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

Postby musa » Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:20 pm

Hi Christian.
I have installed ubuntu remix-17-9. Everything seems to work fine. I have install Danish language and keyboard. However, there is an error that makes it impossible for me to install deb files myself. See attached picture.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:18 pm

musa wrote:Hi Christian.
I have installed ubuntu remix-17-9. Everything seems to work fine. I have install Danish language and keyboard. However, there is an error that makes it impossible for me to install deb files myself. See attached picture.
20180427_134543.jpg


Hi Musa,

Thanks a lot for testing! Could you please install the packages with dpkg?

For example if you have some packages in a directory:

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sudo dpkg -i *


Or if you have all dependencies installed then
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sudo dpkg -i zenmap_7.40-1_all.deb
(For example installing Zenmap)

I installed Zenmap 7.40 for testing the package system today. It works without any problems. (see screenshot)

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Please try it.

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

Postby musa » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:20 pm

Hi Christian
You are completely right. I did as you said and installed Cairo-dock. Just testing networks share and its work to.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:35 pm

musa wrote:Hi Christian
You are completely right. I did as you said and installed Cairo-dock. Just testing networks share and its work to.
screenshoot.png


Great! Well done!

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

Postby xeno74 » Fri May 25, 2018 9:07 am

Hi All,

I was able to boot the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 0.9 with the RC6 of kernel 4.17 in a virtual e5500 QEMU 2.12.0 machine with a VirtIO graphics card.

Screenshot:

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

Postby xeno74 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:09 pm

Hi All,

There are some updates for your MATE PowerPC Remix 0.9. :-)


Screenshot of the MATE PowerPC Remix 0.9 with updated apps:

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

Postby xeno74 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:24 pm

Canonical removed the PowerPC architecture last year. Consequently Canonical will not releasing new PowerPC images and updates for new distributions like 17.10, 18.04, and 18.10. Ubuntu MATE 16.04 will continue to support 32-bit PowerPC until 2019 and Canonical will offer security updates for the version 16.04 until 2021. The latest LTS release is 16.04.5. Fortunately we have a fork of the last ubuntu MATE (17.04), which I have updated and released as the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017. The latest version is 0.9. For this version there are some updates available.


Installation instructions for creating a MATE PowerPC Remix 0.9 USB stick

Download Links:

MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.9.img.tar.bz2 (Google Drive)

MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.9.img.tar.bz2 (Xenosoft.de)

Download Size: 5.1 GB

MD5 Checksum: e877ac30f7d001cd2ab6cab8e824520e

You only need to copy the image with 'dd' to a partition on your USB flash drive.

Create two partitions on your USB flash drive. A small FAT16 boot partition and a big partition without a file system. Copy the Linux kernel to the first small FAT16 boot partition. After that copy the MATE PowerPC Remix img with 'dd' to the second big partition.

For example the partition /dev/sdd2 on a USB flash drive:

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sudo dd if=MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.9.img of=/dev/sdd2


You can boot it with the following commands (for example from /dev/sdd2):

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setenv bootargs "root=/dev/sdd2 rootdelay=5"


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boot -elf -noints -fatfs usbdisk0:vmlinux-4.19
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