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Offline ville9

Re: Debian Linux on Amiga 4000 PPC APUS
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2013, 07:06:33 AM »
Quote from: JohnFante;724937
Would be very appreciated :-)

Have you ever tried to install it by following this tutorial 4 years ago...?
http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=26248&forum=34#444174

I translated it mostly for you after all...
...and Rotzloeffel managed to install Linux/APUS by using that guide. ;)
 

Offline JohnFante

Re: Debian Linux on Amiga 4000 PPC APUS
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2013, 07:58:50 AM »
Quote from: ville9;725273
Have you ever tried to install it by following this tutorial 4 years ago...?
http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=26248&forum=34#444174

I translated it mostly for you after all...
...and Rotzloeffel managed to install Linux/APUS by using that guide. ;)


I must admit I can not remember. I have been away from my Amiga for a couple of years (work).

I think I tried but couldn't get it to work. But thank you very much none the less :-) I am sure I will succeed this time evt. with a combination of the two guides ... and a new HD I am waiting for :-)
Booooiiiing!!!!
 

Offline ville9

Re: Debian Linux on Amiga 4000 PPC APUS
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2013, 08:13:39 AM »
Quote from: JohnFante;725275
I think I tried but couldn't get it to work. But thank you very much none the less :-) I am sure I will succeed this time evt. with a combination of the two guides ... and a new HD I am waiting for :-)

Ok, good luck! :)
Feel free to post any problems if you're stuck during installation.
 

Offline johnklos

Re: Debian Linux on Amiga 4000 PPC APUS
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2013, 08:29:21 AM »
Quote from: mfilos;702771
Imho, best Linux distro for our Amigas is NetBSD for those who like to experiment and it's still supported and updated


Ouch. Calling NetBSD a Linux distro is like calling AmigaDOS a version of Microsoft Windows - it's wrong in so many ways I wouldn't even know where to begin.
 

Offline Rotzloeffel

Re: Debian Linux on Amiga 4000 PPC APUS
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2013, 08:45:29 AM »
Quote from: ville9;725273
Have you ever tried to install it by following this tutorial 4 years ago...?
http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=26248&forum=34#444174
 
I translated it mostly for you after all...
...and Rotzloeffel managed to install Linux/APUS by using that guide. ;)

hahahaa! Never saw this before! Only the German Version from you! I hope I have your allowance to continue?
Save Planet Earth! It is the only one in the galaxy with fresh and cold beer :laughing:
 

Offline ville9

Re: Debian Linux on Amiga 4000 PPC APUS
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2013, 09:22:06 AM »
Quote from: Rotzloeffel;725279
hahahaa! Never saw this before! Only the German Version from you! I hope I have your allowance to continue?

Sure - go ahead!
 

Offline Rotzloeffel

Re: Debian Linux on Amiga 4000 PPC APUS
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2013, 06:11:38 PM »
Soooo no questions here? Seems to work without problems for all :razz:
 
then lets go and install the desktop.......
 
if you successfully upgraded your Debian linux to sarge you can install a nearly complete Desktoenvironment with GNOME for example.
 
open aptitude
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aptitude

wait till the cache is loaded!
Select tasks press Return
Select enduser press Return
Select Desktop environment press +
Select localization press Return
Select your prefered desktop language press +
Select your prefered system environment press +
 
Now press g -> some green text should appear... press g again and the download starts.
 
This will take a while... you will need approximately 2 GB space for this :razz:
 
After the installation has finished you have to edit the config file XF86Config-4 in /etc/X11
 
beware! all linux commands are casesensitive!!!!!!!!!
 
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nano /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

now manipulate the file! It should look like this for example:
 
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# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
#
# cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
# md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
# FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
# FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
EndSection
Section "Module"
# Load "GLcore"
# Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
# Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
# Load "glx"
# Load "int10"
# Load "record"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
# Load "vbe"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
# Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
# Option "XkbModel" "amiga"
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
Option "XkbDisable"
Option "Customkeycodes"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/amigamouse"
Option "Protocol" "BusMouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
#Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "Generic Mouse"
# Driver "mouse"
# Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
# Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
# Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
# Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
# Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
#EndSection
Section "Device"
Identifier "Standardgrafikkarte"
# Driver "s3virge"
Driver "fbdev"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Standardbildschirm"
HorizSync 28-60
VertRefresh 43-75
# Option "DPMS"
Modeline "1024x768" 65.00 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806
EndSection
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Standardgrafikkarte"
Monitor "Standardbildschirm"
DefaultDepth 8
# SubSection "Display"
# Depth 1
# Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
# EndSubSection
# SubSection "Display"
# Depth 4
# Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
# EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
# SubSection "Display"
# Depth 15
# Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
# EndSubSection
# SubSection "Display"
# Depth 16
# Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
# EndSubSection
# SubSection "Display"
# Depth 24
# Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
# EndSubSection
EndSection
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
# InputDevice "Generic Mouse"
EndSection
Section "DRI"
 Mode 0666
EndSection

donĀ“t forget the following two lines:
 
Option "XkbDisable"
Option "CustomKeycodes"
 
this is telling the xserver to use the console-keymap !
 
because of a lot of bugs in the keymapping you should download a keymap!
 
you can get it with
 
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wget -O /etc/X11/Xmodmap [URL=http://people.debian.org/~cts/debian-m68k/misc/Xmodmap][COLOR=#cc6600]http://people.debian.org/~cts/debian-m68k/misc/Xmodmap[/COLOR][/URL]

after rebooting your linux you should have a complete desktopsetup for first experiments ......
Save Planet Earth! It is the only one in the galaxy with fresh and cold beer :laughing:
 

Offline Rotzloeffel

Re: Debian Linux on Amiga 4000 PPC APUS
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2013, 06:21:06 PM »
Ahh.. I forgot! please give me feedback if you need any help or if it works well for you!
 
And as I wrote if you want to try this on an Amiga 1200 PPC please contact me ! I will send you the required Kernel-files!
 
It is not very helpfull to upload them here because you need some special advice....
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Offline CountRaven

Re: Debian Linux on Amiga 4000 PPC APUS
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2013, 10:06:35 AM »
Thanks for this, I willt ry to find some free time and install it on my 1200PPC, will PM you! :D
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