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

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

Postby caseycullen » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:55 am

Hello,
I tested MATE PowerPC Remix 0.7 with kernel 4.13-RC5 and Mesa 17.0.1. I began with kernel 4.12, then upgraded Mesa, then upgraded the kernel.
So far everything seems to be working alright.
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Also, if interested, I have made available for download a wallpaper pack featuring MATE PowerPC Remix, including the wallpaper seen in the screenshot, at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B--RJ ... jVrZmM2ZzQ

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

Postby xeno74 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:24 am

caseycullen wrote:Hello,
I tested MATE PowerPC Remix 0.7 with kernel 4.13-RC5 and Mesa 17.0.1. I began with kernel 4.12, then upgraded Mesa, then upgraded the kernel.
So far everything seems to be working alright.
Image
Also, if interested, I have made available for download a wallpaper pack featuring MATE PowerPC Remix, including the wallpaper seen in the screenshot, at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B--RJ ... jVrZmM2ZzQ

---Casey


Many many thanks for testing and thanks a lot for the wallpaper pack! :-)
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:59 am

Hi All,

I compiled Mesa 17.2.1 for the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 today.

Download: MesaLib-17.2.1-1-without-llvm-powerpc-unofficial.tar.bz2

Installation instructions:

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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
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    sudo mv /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1.2.0 /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1.2.0.bak
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    sudo cp /usr/local/mesa-17.2.1-without-llvm/lib/dri/r600_dri.so /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/dri/
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    sudo cp /usr/local/mesa-17.2.1-without-llvm/lib/libGL.so.1.2.0 /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/mesa/

I successfully tested it on my X5000 and X1000.

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

Postby caseycullen » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:29 am

Tested your Mesa 17.2.1 build on my X5000; works nicely. Note average 120 fps increase in glxgears.

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---Casey

xeno74 wrote:Hi All,

I compiled Mesa 17.2.1 for the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 today.

Download: MesaLib-17.2.1-1-without-llvm-powerpc-unofficial.tar.bz2

Installation instructions:

  1. Code: Select all
    sudo mv /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/dri/r600_dri.so /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/dri/r600_dri.so.bak
  2. Code: Select all
    sudo mv /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1.2.0 /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1.2.0.bak
  3. Code: Select all
    sudo cp /usr/local/mesa-17.2.1-without-llvm/lib/dri/r600_dri.so /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/dri/
  4. Code: Select all
    sudo cp /usr/local/mesa-17.2.1-without-llvm/lib/libGL.so.1.2.0 /usr/lib/powerpc-linux-gnu/mesa/

I successfully tested it on my X5000 and X1000.

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

Postby xeno74 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:04 pm

caseycullen wrote:Tested your Mesa 17.2.1 build on my X5000; works nicely. Note average 120 fps increase in glxgears.

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---Casey


Casey,

Many thanks for testing! :-) It's good to know that it works on your X5000.

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

Postby xeno74 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:55 am

Hi All,

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

Preliminary MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 0.8 changelog:

  • Some new wallpapers
  • Casey's wallpapers added (Thanks to Casey)
  • Mesa updated to 17.2.1
  • Firefox ESR updated to 52.3.0
  • Thunderbird updated to 52.2.1
  • Qmmp 1.1.3 with Winamp 5 skin added
  • PCSX-Reloaded 1.9.94-2 added

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

Postby caseycullen » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:01 pm

Can anyone please test package "funguloids" from Debian Sid? It runs fine for me except background music is static. This occurs for several other games also such as doomsday (but not prboom+), torcs, and oolite. I haven't been able to identify why, or if perhaps it is because I am running sound through my Radeon HDMI.
Any thoughts?
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:15 pm

caseycullen wrote:Can anyone please test package "funguloids" from Debian Sid? It runs fine for me except background music is static. This occurs for several other games also such as doomsday (but not prboom+), torcs, and oolite. I haven't been able to identify why, or if perhaps it is because I am running sound through my Radeon HDMI.
Any thoughts?
---Casey


I have tested it on Debian Sid PPC32. It works except the background music. I have to decrease the Music volume to 0%. :-( I think it is an endian issue.

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

Postby caseycullen » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:48 pm

Thanks for checking it out! I wonder if the issue is with the openal library.
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xeno74 wrote:I have tested it on Debian Sid PPC32. It works except the background music. I have to decrease the Music volume to 0%. :-( I think it is an endian issue.

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

Postby xeno74 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:00 pm

Hi All,

Canonical has recently released the final ISO images of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) [1]. Unfortunately Canonical has removed the PowerPC architecture. Consequently Canonical will not releasing PowerPC images anymore. 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 16.04.3 [2]. Fortunately we have a fork of ubuntu MATE 17.04, which I have updated and released as the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017. Today, I released the version 0.8 of the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017.

New:

  • Some new wallpapers
  • Casey's wallpapers added (Thanks to Casey)
  • Mesa updated to 17.2.1
  • Firefox ESR updated to 52.4.0
  • Thunderbird updated to 52.2.1
  • Qmmp 1.1.3 with Winamp 5 skin added
  • PCSX-Reloaded 1.9.94-2 added
  • MAME 0.182-1 added
  • Samba 4.5.4 added (Thanks to Musa)

Download Links:

MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.8.img.tar.gz (Google Drive)

MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.8.img.tar.gz (Xenosoft.de)

Download Size: 5.7 GB

MD5 Checksum: ce85adc88b7b94d2e67d10a9bf192385

Which apps shall I add to the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 version 0.9?

I will add unrar and Yabause to the version 0.9 and I will completely rebrand the distribution (Thanks to Casey). [3]

Screenshot of the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 version 0.8:

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BTW, here are the downloads of Julian's ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS USB images:


Another ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS USB image:


After installing, you could update it to version 16.04.3 LTS if you like.

Cheers,
Christian

[1] http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/10/ubuntu-17-10-release-features
[2] http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/08/ubuntu-16-04-3-lts-released
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