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Offline Juanito

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Re: Tiny Core 14.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #45 on: January 30, 2023, 02:55:10 AM »
The update from tc-13 -> tc-14 is about updating the base libs - i.e. glibc, gcc, zlib, etc - and the kernel.

It doesn't look like the kernel graphics drivers are causing your problem, so it must be some combination of mesa, xorg-server and llvm.

Due to problems with intel hd4400 graphics, in tc-14 mesa was updated from 21.3.4 - > 22.3.3 and xorg-server to the latest version, but this did not fix the problem and the problem differs between 32bit/64bit.

The release notes for mesa-22.3.4 show one radeon fix, but it doesn't look like your issue.

You could try using tc-13 mesa extensions in tc-14 or try recompiling mesa-22.3.3 with debug flags to see if you learn more - I don't believe any of us has the hardware to test.

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Re: Tiny Core 14.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #46 on: January 30, 2023, 03:24:29 AM »
I  tried using tc-13 extensions in tc-14, and it works! I am lucky.
The only thing that I replaced (in the end, after many try and errors) was Xorg--7.7-3d.tcz
so the problem is on /tmp/tcloop/Xorg-7.7-3d/usr/local/lib/dri/radeonsi_dri.so
It seems that llvm-lib, xf86-video-ati, firmware-radeon, all are OK.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2023, 03:26:25 AM by nick65go »

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Re: Tiny Core 14.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2023, 07:38:12 AM »
Compiling / debuging is over my "pay grade". I could grab Alpine/Archlinux and I am done. But I still love tinycore.
So, for any good samaritean, here is the info need:

[ANNOUNCE] mesa 22.3.3 https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/mesa-dev/2023-January/225908.html
 radeonsi: rewrite si_update_ps_colorbuf0_slot to fix crashes and recursions
 radeonsi/vcn: av1 film_grain output fix

or [ANNOUNCE] mesa 22.3.4 https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/mesa-dev/2023-January/225916.html
 radeonsi: respect smoothing_enabled
 radeonsi/gfx11: fix ge_cntl programming
 radeonsi: report 0 block size for Polaris HEVC encoding

Offline Rich

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Re: Tiny Core 14.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2023, 10:05:40 PM »
Hi nick65go
... PS: I am not picky, just say that filetools, shell versus gui, has different output text colors (see attach).
There are a couple of things going on here. The blue background of the GUI contrasts differently
than the black background of the terminal. The color commands from tc-functions also force
the text to bold, which fltk reacts to differently than regular text. I made a fake filetool.sh
script to show how the colors react for bold and regular text, with blue, white, and black
backgrounds:


I attached the fake filetool.sh script in case anyone wants to play with it. Copy it to /usr/bin/
and use the Dry Run option in the filetool GUI.

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Re: Tiny Core 14.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #49 on: Today at 02:39:37 AM »
@Rich: Thank you for the clear visual comparison. My main preference is for strong contrast foreground vs. background, instead of bold text. Because I can not see very well fade colors (ex: grey on back, green on blue, etc). In the end, I could modify the colors myself, but I try to do be synchronized with original tinycore.
« Last Edit: Today at 02:42:25 AM by nick65go »

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Re: Tiny Core 14.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #50 on: Today at 02:43:05 AM »
Was a few days off, building linux from scratch.
Today i had the pleasure to do some testing on the TinyCore 14 Alpha.

Results: https://github.com/alphons/TinyCore/blob/main/TestingTinyCore14Alpha.md

Summary:

  • starting samba (shares / to everyone as root for testing)
  • starting ssh (ssh login works)
  • compiling kernel Linux-6.1.2 (making new iso and booting)
  • making and executing dotnet console program
  • starting mongo database

By compiling the same kernel again on the just booted 14.alpha involves all the steps of compiling kernel, making modules, making new iso etc. So i think it was a good test  8)

When samba works, a whole lot of extensions must work also, because it is a beast to run.

cheers.