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

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

Postby xeno74 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:50 pm

FYI: Lubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) PowerPC Daily Build ISOs to No Longer Be Produced

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

Postby caseycullen » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:56 am

Just an update on 17.04

I've continued testing and have ran into surprisingly very few issues (which makes it even more disappointing we will get no future releases). The major issue that I've run into is that no video player will work. In 16.04 smplayer / mplayer worked well. In 17.04 mplayer does not recognize any output drivers and gives an error upon loading the video. mpv works but only without using hardware acceleration (no vdpau); trying to enable hardware acceleration results in a completely locked up system. mplayer worked with hardware acceleration (vdpau) in 16.04. With no good options for video, and no future 17.04 releases I will likely go back to using 16.04.

The "Video Output Driver" menu lists only "Default" and "User Defined" (missing opengl, etc.)
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MPlayer/mpv has finished unexpectedly. Exit code: 127
/usr/bin/mplayer -noquiet -slave -identify -nofs -lavdopts skiploopfilter=all:threads=2 -sub-fuzziness 1 -dr -double -nomouseinput -input nodefault-bindings:conf=/dev/null -nokeepaspect -wid 50332009 -monitorpixelaspect 1 -subfont-osd-scale 3 -ass -embeddedfonts -ass-line-spacing 0 -ass-font-scale 1 -ass-styles /home/casey/.config/smplayer/styles.ass -subcp ISO-8859-1 -subpos 100 -volume 50 -osdlevel 0 -vf-add screenshot -noslices -channels 2 -af-add scaletempo -af-add equalizer=0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 -softvol -softvol-max 110 /media/casey/home/Movies/Anchorman.mp4

/usr/bin/mplayer: error while loading shared libraries: R_PPC_REL24 relocation at 0x2049a790 for symbol `htonl' out of range

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

Postby xeno74 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:56 am

I use VLC on ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC. It works without any problems. I also use it for YouTube (ViewTUBE).

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YouTube videos in HD with ViewTUBE

Installation instructions for ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS, 16.10, and 17.04 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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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby caseycullen » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:30 pm

xeno74 wrote:I use VLC on ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC. It works without any problems. I also use it for YouTube (ViewTUBE).

Hi Christian,
I think the issue with VLC on X5000 is that it has Altivec optimizations.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:24 pm

Hi All,

Lubuntu and ubuntu MATE have stopped the building of the daily build ISOs for PowerPC but I was able to upgrade ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC today.

Links:


I do a lot of advertising for the PowerPC platform on the ubuntu MATE google+ and Facebook page. I hope I can postpone the dropping of ubuntu MATE PowerPC.


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 with the latest Firefox, Thunderbird, and some nice wallpapers for the X5000 and X1000. I will use the name "MATE PowerPC Remix 2017" for the unofficial ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC.

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

Postby xeno74 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:35 pm

FYI: The daily build ISO for the Ubuntu Server 17.04 PowerPC is still available.

Link: Ubuntu Server 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Daily Build
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:02 pm

The developers of Lubuntu wants to remove the last PowerPC daily build in a few days.

Lubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) PowerPC Daily Build ISOs to No Longer Be Produced

I downloaded the last ISOs and uploaded them to my web space yesterday.

Downloads:

ubuntu_MATE_17.04_2017-02-09-powerpc.iso
Lubuntu_17.04_2017-02-08-powerpc.iso

The daily build ISO for the Ubuntu Server 17.04 PowerPC is still available. (zesty-server-powerpc.iso 2017-02-13 06:49 695M)

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

Postby xeno74 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:11 am

Hi All,

I released the first test version of the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 today.

New:

  • Some new wallpapers
  • Thunderbird 45.6.0
  • Firefox 50.1.0
  • Mesa 17.0.0
  • Many updates from ubuntu MATE 17.04

Download: MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.1.img.tar.bz2

Instructions for booting the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 from a USB flash drive

Download and unpack the file and copy it with the command dd to a USB flash drive. For my USB flash drive (/dev/sdd):

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sudo dd if=MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.1.img of=/dev/sdd


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


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boot -elf -noints -fatfs usbdisk0:vmlinux-4.9


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setenv bootargs root=/dev/sdd2 rootdelay=5 mem=3500M radeon.pcie_gen2=1


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fatload usb 0:1 1000000 uImage-4.9


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fatload usb 0:1 1c00000 cyrus.dtb


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bootm 1000000 - 1c00000


The login details are as follows:

Username of root has the password amigaone

Username of amigaone has the password amigaone

You can boot with the kernel 4.10 as well. I would recommend you to use a fast USB flash drive. For example: SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive.

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Please test it.

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

Postby xeno74 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:17 am

If Xorg doesn't work with your SI Radeon graphics card, please replace the radeon video driver with the fbdev driver in the xorg.conf (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) on your USB flash drive.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby caseycullen » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:52 am

xeno74 wrote:Hi All,

I released the first test version of the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 today.

Please test it.

Cheers,
Christian


Hi Christian,
Thanks for releasing. I was able to boot into the image with my X5000, and it seems to run very well. Firefox 47 and 50 both run well. Firefox 47 was set to German, Firefox 50 was set to English.
I'm able to run SuperTuxKart on my X5000, and it runs very nicely. Did you recompile the game without Altivec extensions?
VLC does not work. I think Luigi said he compiled VLC from source without Altivec extensions to get it to work. I have not tried this yet. Perhaps you could incorporate VLC without Altivec?
Will there be an install script and/or a debian installer released?
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