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

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

Postby xeno74 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:30 pm

Hi Roland,

Could you please test the RC7 of kernel 4.12?

Download: uImage-4.12-rc7-AmigaONE_X5000.tar.gz

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

Postby Roland » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:10 pm

xeno74 wrote:Hi Roland,

Could you please test the RC7 of kernel 4.12?

I did now test it... It seems to boot normally, but has unfortunately no effect on the screen problem I have with Mate 17.04. With Ubuntu 16.04 it works ok.

BTW, by time to time, the desktop menu and toolbar at the bottom of screen just dissappear when using Ubuntu 16.04 (happened also when testing this 4.12-rc7). Is there a keyboard command which can toggle them on/off and which I just succeed to press accidently, or is there possbily a bug which causes this...?
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:54 pm

Roland,

Please delete the line SwapBuffersWait in the xorg.conf and try it again.

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

Postby xeno74 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:13 pm

Additionally please try the boot argument radeon.dpm=0.

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

Postby Roland » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:47 pm

xeno74 wrote: Please delete the line SwapBuffersWait in the xorg.conf and try it again.

Additionally please try the boot argument radeon.dpm=0.

Tested both of them, but no effect :-/
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby JohnFante » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:33 pm

I finally got around to installing the RC7 version. I am running it with the latest 4.12 kernel that Sinan made.

Works very :-)

Still no 3D acceleration on my Radeon 270X but that was to be expected. Right? I am using the fbdev driver in xorg.conf
I now have sound (I think it is the kernel) :D.

One question: I used dd to copy the img to a partition as advised. Took a while but works fine. However I would like to know how to reclaim the rest of the space on the partition. I remember @Xeno writing somewhere that you can use Gparted for that.

Here is my Gparted as it looks now.

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Gparted


Thank you Xeno!!

Now it is only 3D that is missing. 8-)
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:03 pm

JohnFante wrote:I remember @Xeno writing somewhere that you can use Gparted for that.

Here is my Gparted as it looks now.



There is a trick for that. :-D Please decrease the partition sdb3 a little bit with GParted. After that you can increase the partition sdb3 till the next partition. ;-)
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby JohnFante » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:56 am

xeno74 wrote:There is a trick for that. :-D Please decrease the partition sdb3 a little bit with GParted. After that you can increase the partition sdb3 till the next partition. ;-)


Thank you. Could not decrease but increasing a couple of MB did the trick :) .
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:20 pm

JohnFante wrote:
xeno74 wrote:There is a trick for that. :-D Please decrease the partition sdb3 a little bit with GParted. After that you can increase the partition sdb3 till the next partition. ;-)


Thank you. Could not decrease but increasing a couple of MB did the trick :) .


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

Postby xeno74 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:14 am

Hi All,

If you want to use the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 with the kernel 4.13 then please install the old Mesa version 17.0.1.

Download: Mesa-17.0.1-MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017.tar.bz2

Installation instructions:

Please boot the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 with an older kernel like 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, or 4.12. After that, please install the Mesa version 17.0.1 with the following commands.

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sudo dpkg -i libgl1-mesa-dri_17.0.1-1ubuntu1_powerpc.deb


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sudo dpkg -i libgl1-mesa-glx_17.0.1-1ubuntu1_powerpc.deb


Afterwards, please reboot your X5000 with the kernel 4.13.

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