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Debian Buster/Sid PPC64

Postby xeno74 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:18 pm

Hi All,

I created a small image of Debian Buster/Sid PPC64 today. I recommend to use it if you have any problems with Adrian's ISOs. Please increase the partition with GParted after you copied the image to an empty partition. I had to decrease the partition a little bit and after that I was able to increase the partition.

Download: debian-9.0-ppc64.img

root (password "amigaone")
amigaone (password "amigaone")

First steps

  1. Configure your network device with dhclient
  2. Check the network device with ip a
  3. Update the package index with apt-get update
  4. Install Xorg with apt-get install xorg
  5. After that you could install the MATE desktop with apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extras
  6. Then you could install a display manager for example "lightdm" with apt-get install lightdm
  7. Afterwards reboot your AmigaOne

Screenshot of Debian Buster/Sid PPC64 with the RC5 of kernel 4.14 on an AmigaOne X5000:

Image

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Re: Debian Buster/Sid PPC64

Postby xeno74 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:09 pm

[X5000] Debian PPC64: fpsqrt instruction emulation support

Download libs with fpsqrt instruction emulation support: glibc-2.26-ppc64-powerpc64.tgz — Thanks to Bas Vermeulen
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Re: Debian Buster/Sid PPC64

Postby xeno74 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:19 pm

I uploaded the libs with fpsqrt instruction emulation support for the X5000. Please test them with Debian Buster/Sid PPC64 on your X5000.

Download: glibc-2.26-ppc64-powerpc64.tgz
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Re: Debian Buster/Sid PPC64

Postby Roland » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:53 pm

xeno74 wrote:Download: debian-9.0-ppc64.img

root (password "amigaone")
amigaone (password "amigaone")

First steps
  1. Configure your network device with dhclient
  2. Check the network device with ip a
  3. Update the package index with apt-get update
  4. Install Xorg with apt-get install xorg
  5. After that you could install the MATE desktop with apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extras
  6. Then you could install a display manager for example "lightdm" with apt-get install lightdm
  7. Afterwards reboot your AmigaOne


I noticed I already had downloaded the image and even copied it to a partition, but forgot totally to test it ;)!

Booting and log-in worked ok, but when I tried to run 'dhclient' in Bash prompt I got an error message 'command not found'. Where is that program located, should I first change the default directrory...?

***
Whoops, noticed that I had logged in login as 'amigaone', not as 'root'! No wonder the dhclient was not accessible.

'Apt-get update' gave a few error messages, but did not fail totally. But 'Apt-get install xorg' failed, complaining about unmet dependencies!
Do you have to install xserver-xorg first, or some other pacakage?
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Re: Debian Buster/Sid PPC64

Postby xeno74 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:54 pm

Roland wrote:Do you have to install xserver-xorg first, or some other pacakage?


I installed the package xorg first but this was last year. After that, I have always updated Debian Buster/Sid PPC64.

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Re: Debian Buster/Sid PPC64

Postby caseycullen » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:55 am

xeno74 wrote:
Roland wrote:Do you have to install xserver-xorg first, or some other pacakage?


I installed the package xorg first but this was last year. After that, I have always updated Debian Buster/Sid PPC64.

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I tried to set up Debian Buster/Sid today, but had the same issue as Roland. It appears there are currently missing xorg dependencies. Christian could you please verify your apt sources?
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Re: Debian Buster/Sid PPC64

Postby Spectre660 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:35 am

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# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 _Sid_ - Unofficial ppc64 NETINST 20170927-08:39]/ sid main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 _Sid_ - Unofficial ppc64 NETINST 20170927-08:39]/ sid main

deb http://ftp.ports.debian.org/debian-ports/ sid main
deb-src http://ftp.ports.debian.org/debian-ports/ sid main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ sid main
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Re: Debian Buster/Sid PPC64

Postby Roland » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:22 pm

Two simple questions about Debian Sid PPC64:

Is there any web browser available for it? Firefox was not installable due to unmet dependencies, and Midori was not at all available via apt-get...

Is there any working videoplayer availabe for it?
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Re: Debian Buster/Sid PPC64

Postby Spectre660 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:34 pm

Firefox ESR install normally with complete installation including the desktop.
There may be some unmet dependencies because you installed the desktop after.
Firefox is buggy here for me and quits all the time.
Qupzilla is also available and same kind of buggy too.
no working videoplayer .

Either some libraries or both the libraries and the applications may need to be built with a specific compiler option to work on the X5000 properly.
Thing work better with the ppc32 version at the moment.

Roland wrote:Two simple questions about Debian Sid PPC64:

Is there any web browser available for it? Firefox was not installable due to unmet dependencies, and Midori was not at all available via apt-get...

Is there any working videoplayer availabe for it?
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Re: Debian Buster/Sid PPC64

Postby Roland » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:09 pm

Spectre660 wrote:Firefox ESR install normally with complete installation including the desktop.
There may be some unmet dependencies because you installed the desktop after.


I just installed the " task-xfce-desktop", and Firefox ESR was included in this. Is the Firefox available via apt a different one?

When using the 'root' account, Mate desktop is always black... Is there fix for this? I think my Debian PPC32 has the same issue. Xfce does not have this problem, but I cannot choose it for 'root' unless I login first to the ordinary user account with Xfce.

Firefox is buggy here for me and quits all the time.


Same here...:-/

no working videoplayer .

Either some libraries or both the libraries and the applications may need to be built with a specific compiler option to work on the X5000 properly.
Thing work better with the ppc32 version at the moment.


Thats a pity... In Fedora 26 PPC64 the videplayer itself seems to work, but finding the right decoders for it is a problem.
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