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Offline xeno74

[Linux PPC] Kernel 4.7, openSUSE Tumbleweed PPC64 img etc
« on: July 05, 2016, 10:28:23 AM »
Hi All,

I have some news for you from the Linux PPC side.

We have been testing the development versions of the kernel 4.7 since few months. We haven't found any problems with the kernel 4.7 on the AmigaONE X5000 but there was a boot problem with the AmigaONE X1000.
Darren was able to solve it and he was able to integrate a bootfix patch to the official kernel source code. Additionally we had to modify a little bit the Nemo patch because there was a lot of changes in the PowerPC code of the kernel 4.7.
Now, the kernel 4.7 works without any problems on the X5000 and X1000. :)

Full story: forum.hyperion-entertainment.biz

Additionally we have been testing openSUSE Tumbleweed PPC64 since few months. We created an img for the AmigaONE X5000 and X1000 two days ago.

openSUSE Tumbleweed is experimental and alpha software! It's only for testing and tinkering!

Full story: forum.hyperion-entertainment.biz

There are some news from the A1222 side as well. The PowerPCSPE version of Debian is an official port now! :) Adrian our new member of the A-EON Core Linux Support Team had recreated the PowerPCSPE port of Debian. We are testing Debian 9 Sid/Stretch on our Tabor boards currently.

Of course, we are testing ubuntu MATE 16.10 on our X5000 and X1000 as well.

At the end some screenshots:







The latest openSUSE Tumbleweed PPC64 with kernel 4.7-rc1 and my first S.u.S.E Linux with kernel 2.0.30. (S.u.S.E Linux 5.0 from 1997 on QEMU i386):



Debian 9 Stretch/Sid PowerPCSPE on the Tabor board:





ubuntu MATE 16.10:



Please note: We are working for the A-EON Core Linux Support Team. We are not a part of Hyperion and we are not involved in the OS4.1 development.

But .... we use OS4.1 a lot! I like the latest version of the Odyssey web browser for example. Odyssey 1.23r4 works fantastic and is the best web browser on my AmigaONE X1000. It's very fast and it works better like Firefox 47 on Linux PPC.



Cheers,

Christian
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 10:33:01 AM by xeno74 »
 

Offline drGspot

Re: [Linux PPC] Kernel 4.7, openSUSE Tumbleweed PPC64 img etc
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 05:38:32 PM »
Quote from: xeno74;810647

Please note: We are working for the A-EON Core Linux Support Team. We are not a part of Hyperion and we are not involved in the OS4.1 development.

But .... we use OS4.1 a lot! I like the latest version of the Odyssey web browser for example. Odyssey 1.23r4 works fantastic and is the best web browser on my AmigaONE X1000. It's very fast and it works better like Firefox 47 on Linux PPC.



Cheers,

Christian


... when you say that Odissey web browser on AmigaOS 4.1 works more efficient than Firefox 47 on LinuxPPC64_EB, what do you think is the main reason for that...? :)
... here we have PA6T 1682M or Freescale e55oo CPU... i"am not sure of the status of SMP, multithreading & 64 bit...even altiVec support in A-OS @ the moment...& how A-OS userLand can exploit & benefit that hw goodies...maybe 32-bit c0deDensity...? ..execNG.library kernel inheritance...?...but asking also coz we are just building an freeScale e65oo GNU/Linux64_EL noteook in Milano, lets callIT "PowerLibre" (which have also plans for other OS-es crossPorts), just bringingUp Statute for say "Italian Open(Power) Hw Association" which @ the moment has working title "Power Progress Community (--ppc :) ) ", & gathering people, info & possible parts for crowdFunding Project for 5 prototypes...we will tend to have hw @least "Open Sourced", hard to say if it would be "Free of Patents" or "respectYourFreedoms-ryf"...so a lot of crossCompiling is & would be on the way to betatest hw, GNU/Linux-es & other OS-es... \o/ :) <(")

http://www.powerpc-notebook.org/
https://forum.powerpc-notebook.org/index.php?board=6.0
http://www.powerpc-notebook.org/why-powerpc/
 

Offline xeno74

Re: [Linux PPC] Kernel 4.7, openSUSE Tumbleweed PPC64 img etc
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2016, 11:33:14 AM »
Hi All,

The final version of the kernel 4.7 is available for the AmigaONE X1000, Sam460ex, and for the AmigaONE A1222.



Download for the AmigaONE X1000: vmlinux-4.7-AmigaONE_X1000.tar.gz

Download for the AmigaONE A1222: Only for beta testers

Download for the Sam460ex: Sam460ex-4.7.0.tar.gz

New for the AmigaONE X1000:

Other news:

Many thanks to Darren for some Nemo patches and thanks a million to all beta testers for testing the alphas and release candidates.

Thanks a lot to Julian for creating the kernels for the Sam460ex and AmigaONE A1222.

X1000 Linux beta testers:

Kilaueabart
Mechanic
Darren
Zzd10h
Srtest
Stanglnator

Cheers,

Christian