As you are probably aware of, installing MintPPC is not always successful. This has to do with the fact that MintPPC is based on Debian sid, which is the unstable version of Debian. Debian stopped releasing stable versions for the powerpc and ppc64 architectures. What we are dealing with nowadays is Debian-ports. What is Debian-ports […]
To have all the new goodies in an existing MintPPC installation do the following (note: it will overwrite your settings):sudo apt updatesudo apt upgradecp -r /etc/skel/.config ~ Logout and login and enjoy! Extra background pictures can be added by installing mint-backgrounds-tricia. Installing MintPPC from scratch will give the updated MintPPC as well. Updates include the […]
To get red of the Software Manager icon in the menu, do the following. Update mint-lxde-default-settings to version 12.0.11. sudo apt updatesudo apt upgrade For existing users, you have to copy the .config file in /etc/skel into the user´s home folder. If you do it for yourself, it has to be done like this: cp […]
Happy Whit Monday! We are in June 2020 and what that means is that the Linux Mint team will release version 20 of its distribution, coded “Ulyana” this month. As soon as it is available I will start working on porting the artistic stuff into MintPPC. It is for this reason I would like to […]
Good evening ! Thanks to wicknix, our users can now benefit from the latest version of Arctic Fox which is 27.10.1 in both 32-bits and 64-bits MintPPC. I just uploaded both versions to the MintPPC repository.The changelog of the latest version can be found here.
Yesterday I found out that I forgot to include a small app in the panel which shows when there are updates in the system. It works very similarly to the tool used in Linux Mint, the package is called package-update-indicator and will as of now be installed automatically in MintPPC. For those of you who […]
The issue of not being able to boot into GRUB on powerpc machines has been fixed in Debian. As a result, the Debian installation images are now working properly. I have created new installation instructions. MintPPC can be installed again. Please test the new installer and report your findings in the forum.
As I write this new post, Adrian Glaubitz has been working hard within the Debian community to make the installer work for ppc users. Apparently, the GRUB issue has been solved now finally. I have not had the time to do a test myself yet. I will do this as soon as I think that […]
Since the installation media I have online no longer work there is a need to make new installers. I just made a 64-bits installer which I would like to have tested. If you would like to help, write an email to email@example.com.
Arctic Fox has been updated to version 27.9.19 in the MintPPC repository since today. To get this new version do the following: sudo apt updatesudo apt upgrade The changelog can be found here. As you can see many bugfixes have been applied. The work is truly impressive. Thanks to wicknix, Ricardo Mottola, xeno74 and m.oudenhoven […]