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

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

Postby xeno74 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:37 pm

caseycullen wrote:I was able to upgrade to 17.04 by using the Debian-based installer for 16.04, then dist-upgrade to 16.10, and again to 17.04. I had to remove packages lsvpd and ppc64-diag because they were causing dpkg configuration issues; they do not seem necessary for normal operation anyway. I also upgraded to kernel 4.10-rc4 (Sinan) with no issues.


Fantastic! :-) Well done!

caseycullen wrote:I am running into an issue with Compiz.
Using Compiz when running the 4.10-rc4 kernel results in this:
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Using Compiz when running the 4.4.8 kernel results in this:
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Using the "Marco" Compton GPU Composter seems to work perfectly.


Unfortunately I can't see your images. Which graphics card is installed in your X5000?
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby caseycullen » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:47 pm

xeno74 wrote:
Unfortunately I can't see your images. Which graphics card is installed in your X5000?


I'm using a Radeon HD 6870 (BARTS)

This should work better, I hope...

Compiz on Kernel 4.4.8
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Compiz on Kernel 4.10-rc4
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby Spectre660 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:00 pm

Debian based net installer for 17.04 for testing .
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZd ... C1QSE9OZnM

Gives an error during installation after the "Select and Install Software" (Tested on Sam460ex) but select the next option "Continue without Bootloader" after to complete the installation.
Also you need to remove remove packages lsvpd and ppc64-diag on rebooting .

caseycullen wrote:I was able to upgrade to 17.04 by using the Debian-based installer for 16.04, then dist-upgrade to 16.10, and again to 17.04. I had to remove packages lsvpd and ppc64-diag because they were causing dpkg configuration issues; they do not seem necessary for normal operation anyway. I also upgraded to kernel 4.10-rc4 (Sinan) with no issues.

I am running into an issue with Compiz.
Using Compiz when running the 4.10-rc4 kernel results in this:
Image

Using Compiz when running the 4.4.8 kernel results in this:
Image

Using the "Marco" Compton GPU Composter seems to work perfectly.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:08 pm

Spectre660 wrote:Debian based net installer for 17.04 for testing .
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZd ... C1QSE9OZnM

Gives an error during installation after the "Select and Install Software" (Tested on Sam460ex) but select the next option "Continue without Bootloader" after to complete the installation.
Also you need to remove remove packages lsvpd and ppc64-diag on rebooting .


Thank you very much! :-)
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby caseycullen » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:36 am

Spectre660 wrote:Debian based net installer for 17.04 for testing .
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxoZd ... C1QSE9OZnM

Gives an error during installation after the "Select and Install Software" (Tested on Sam460ex) but select the next option "Continue without Bootloader" after to complete the installation.
Also you need to remove remove packages lsvpd and ppc64-diag on rebooting .


Tested on X5000.

I was not able to successfully install Ubuntu-Mate 17.04 via the Debian-based installer.
-during install, received the partitioning warning, this warning also comes up with Ubuntu-Mate 16.04 and Debian-8, but choosing yes to continue works fine
-during install, after files were installed, received an "Installation Fail" warning regarding lsvdp configuration, choosing "Continue without Bootloader" works and installation finishes
-upon reboot the system displays blank/black screen; I logged into terminal and removed lsvdp and ppc-diag, then rebooted again, this time the system showed the MATE desktop login screen
-able to enter username and password, but no panels, menus or icons load

I was able to successfully install Debian-8.
-did not receive lsvdp error, did not have to remove lsdvp or ppc64-diag
-tested both KDE and MATE, both seem to work very well except I cannot get graphics hardware acceleration working (installed non-free firmware)
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby Spectre660 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:48 pm

@ caseycullen

Thanks for testing.
I will try to do a 16.10 installer.
EDIT:
I have but ends up with flashing cursor on reboot.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby caseycullen » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:27 pm

Spectre660 wrote:@ caseycullen

Thanks for testing.
I will try to do a 16.10 installer.
EDIT:
I have but ends up with flashing cursor on reboot.


Its interesting since I can successfully upgrade 16.04 to 17.04 but I can't get the fresh install to work, not sure why this would be.
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:30 pm

Hi All,

It is still possible to upgrade ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC. Maybe we have luck and we can release an unofficial ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC for our NG Amigas. Of course we have to use another name for it. What do you think about "MATE PowerPC Remix 2017"?

I have created some wallpapers for the new MATE PowerPC Remix 2017. (unofficial ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC)

MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 small ball 1920x1280 wallpaper:

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MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 small ball 1600x1200 wallpaper:

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MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 big ball 1920x1280 wallpaper:

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MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 big ball 1600x1200 wallpaper:

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

Postby caseycullen » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:53 am

xeno74 wrote:It is still possible to upgrade ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC. Maybe we have luck and we can release an unofficial ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC for our NG Amigas. Of course we have to use another name for it. What do you think about "MATE PowerPC Remix 2017"?


Christian, I think this is a great idea!
I personally would rather shorten 2017 to '17 - it reflects both the year and the version of ubuntu the remix is based off of, and it won't seem outdated in 2018+
But this is a very trivial preference and I think using 2017 would also be fine. Or perhaps "MATE PowerPC Remix NG-17". Just an idea :D
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Re: (X)(L)ubuntu (MATE) 17.04 Zesty Zapus

Postby xeno74 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:53 am

caseycullen wrote:I personally would rather shorten 2017 to '17 - it reflects both the year and the version of ubuntu the remix is based off of, and it won't seem outdated in 2018+


Unfortunately it is definitely outdated in 2018. This is the last mainline Ubuntu for PowerPC. In 2018 we have only the longterm version 16.04. I hope, we'll get the upgrades for ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC till the official release in April.
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