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Applications and Porting / Re: OpenVPN Client for ppc64el
« on: July 18, 2021, 02:24:44 pm »
One additional question: how do I keep it updated? Will I have to build again everytime I want to check if there is a new version?

Thanks in advance.

Applications and Porting / Re: OpenVPN Client for ppc64el
« on: July 18, 2021, 05:25:54 am »
Stupid question but just checking: is the .ovpn file in the directory you ran that command from?
Hi ClassicHasClass,

Thanks for replying. The issue was that I needed to run the connection as root. Now everything works.


Applications and Porting / Re: OpenVPN Client for ppc64el
« on: July 16, 2021, 10:12:15 am »
They should be right here, assuming you are on Fedora.


    Building with OpenSSL (recommended):

    # yum install openssl-devel

    Building with mbed TLS (alternative):

    # yum install mbedtls-devel

    Generic build requirements:

    # yum install gcc-c++ git autoconf autoconf-archive automake make pkgconfig glib2-devel jsoncpp-devel libuuid-devel libcap-ng-devel selinux-policy-devel lz4-devel zlib-devel libxml2 tinyxml2-devel python3-dbus python3-gobject python3-pyOpenSSL python3-jinja2 python3-docutils python3-dbus bzip2 polkit

    Clone this git repository: git clone git://
    Enter the openvpn3-linux directory: cd openvpn3-linux
    Run: ./
Completing these steps will provide you with a ./configure script.

Hey Borley,

I've followed the instructions and built the openvpn3 client, thanks a lot!

Now I have a problem specific to the client, maybe you're familiar with it. After installing the openvpn3 I built, I've downloaded a .ovpn file and tried to use it to connect to my cloud openvpn server but I got an error:

$ openvpn3 session-start --config client.opvn
config-import: ** ERROR ** ERR_PROFILE_GENERIC: cannot open for read: client.opvn

I've researched on the web but could not solve the issue.

Would you have any clue?

Thanks again.

Applications and Porting / Re: OpenVPN Client for ppc64el
« on: July 14, 2021, 01:49:34 pm »
Thanks Borley, I'll give it a try and update the results here.

Applications and Porting / Re: OpenVPN Client for ppc64el
« on: July 12, 2021, 08:44:09 am »
I've never built before. Is there a link with instructions on how to do that? Thanks

Applications and Porting / Re: OpenVPN Client for ppc64el
« on: July 11, 2021, 06:23:19 am »

Actually, openvpn was installed when I stated isearching for the client. What I'm looking for is a ppc64el build of openvpn3 (, which is the client side used in a Connection. The server side in my case is Cloud based.

Thanks Anyway.

Applications and Porting / OpenVPN Client for ppc64el
« on: July 09, 2021, 09:07:41 am »
Hi All,

I've been looking for the OpenVPN client for our platform but could not find any build that I can download and install (I have no idea of how to build myself).

I found this link ( and tried to follow the instruction and add this repo (dsommers/openvpn-release) but got this error message: "Error: This repository does not have any builds yet so you cannot enable it now."

Anyone knows if there is a build of openvon client?


Guys, in the end, from what I'm seeing as time goes by, Wayland represents the near future and Xorg the past now. I have seen and read several articles about it and now the road is that and it is also right because Xorg has outdone him and is an old graphics server. It had been rumored for years that it should be replaced and now the time has come. For now it is obvious that there are the inconveniences of the passage and that everything is not working well yet, but they are all working to make the transaction completely so it is only a matter of time and we will all be on Wayland in a fixed and stable way and I believe that as soon as we will begin to exploit as it should, we will have a significant improvement on everything in my opinion ...

I really hope you're right about Wayland. Every time I've tried it on a Blackbird with HDMI output from BMC I got a Black screen and had to push the shut down button in the front papel.

Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Whonix on PPC64el
« on: May 16, 2021, 07:38:22 am »
Hi JeremyRand,

I've just tried but got the same result as before (see below). Any ideas?

claudio@debian10:~$ sudo apt-get install non-qubes-whonix-gateway-xfce
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 non-qubes-whonix-gateway-xfce : Depends: non-qubes-vm-enhancements-cli but it is not going to be installed
                                 Depends: non-qubes-vm-enhancements-gui but it is not going to be installed
                                 Depends: non-qubes-whonix-gateway-cli but it is not going to be installed
                                 Depends: kicksecure-desktop-environment-essential-xfce but it is not going to be installed
                                 Depends: kicksecure-desktop-applications-xfce but it is not going to be installed
                                 Depends: whonix-shared-default-applications-gui but it is not going to be installed
                                 Depends: whonix-gateway-default-applications-gui but it is not going to be installed
N: Ignoring file 'patrick.asc' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Operating Systems and Porting / Re: [NEWS] Fedora 34 is out!
« on: May 06, 2021, 12:50:11 pm »
After using F34 for one week I can say its stable on Powerpc, as the previous versions I'd used (F32/33) before on the Blackbird.

I cannot say the same about x86. In one week it froze twice on a Dell Latitude notebook (known to be "Linux friendly"). The background becomes black&white and I have to force shut down pushing the power on/off button.

I have the same environment on both Power and x86: F34, KDE and the same applications.

It seems like F34 was behind the schedule and was officially launched while still in test. I hope it'll be fixed soon with kernel updates.

Operating Systems and Porting / Re: [NEWS] Fedora 34 is out!
« on: April 30, 2021, 09:14:20 am »
guys i'm seeing some videos on youtube, related to Fedora 34 and i'm seeing that the x86 version doesn't have the fluidity problems that we encounter instead ... Unfortunately this time they did a bad job on Power and the results are these. I hope that it will be reported as soon as possible and that they do some updates to fix it because it really sucks when you enter the applications ...
Hey Maury, there is something wrong with F34 video drivers, even on x86. I've updated my Dell notebook from F33 to F34 and since then I cannot change the resolution (fixed at 1920x1080) and the second monitor is somehow related to the notebook display, I mean the zoom (%) applied to the note monitor affects the zoom in the external monitor (also Dell) and I had to play a bit until I could restore the previous setting. Now, with the Blackbird, when I open the display settings I see just 4 options for resolution, among them just one 16x9 (1920x1080).

PS: on the Blackbird I'm using the BMC HDMI output.

Operating Systems and Porting / Re: [NEWS] Fedora 34 is out!
« on: April 28, 2021, 10:12:27 am »
More info at

I have upgrade my Blackbird (with AMD R9 Nano GPU) from F33 to F34 successfully.

Everything works as expected though the animation of gnome-shell is sluggish.
Updated. In the beginnig everything looked different and a few issues till I found out that I was logging in using Cinnamon and not KDE, as I used to before upgrading. Now everything looks fine.

Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Ubuntu anomalies on Power
« on: April 26, 2021, 01:37:52 pm »
Hello to the whole Oper Power community, for some time I have installed Ubuntu in one of my hard disks and immediately afterwards to use my RX 5700 XT Navi 10 card, I compiled a kernel specifically. Using Ubuntu and checking the various features with respect to Fedora and Debian, I realized that unfortunately this distribution has various criticalities. I had also noticed it when I just bought the Blackbird, I tried Ubuntu first and unfortunately I saw that these critical issues are still present and they are bothersome as well. Specifically, I refer to the Firefox bookmarks for example, only on Ubuntu this browser gives this perennial error, since I installed version 19.04 and now that we have reached 20.10, the problem persists. It says there is probably a problem with the security software that an Ubuntu does and therefore there is a conflict but how come they still haven't solved it after years? I also tried to do what the guide says, eliminating directories that he himself indicates but the problem persists. Another very strange thing is the connection to the network. The system is regularly connected to the network but the icon at the top right indicating the connection is partially cut off, for him it is as if there is no network, press the connect button but nothing happens, yet the system is regularly connected to the internet. Problem that has also existed for years and has never been solved by the Ubuntu team. Another anomaly resides in the numeric keypad, the numbers are inverted, instead of starting with the number 1 from the bottom left, it starts with the same from the top always to the left and therefore instead of the number 7. 7,8,9 become 1, 2,3 ... Another anomaly occurs when using the Gnome software center, Ubuntu does not have it by default like Debian or Fedora and so I downloaded it, when you try to install an application after selecting it, he puts waiting without ever starting to download ... Honestly it is a shame that it has all these critical issues because as an optimization it is perhaps the best on Power, it is more fluid even than Fedora at the moment ... a real shame, if anyone knows how to solve these critical issues would be a really good thing ...
Hey Maury, I use my Blackbird as a desktop.  I mean, browser (chromium and firefox), email client (thunderbird) and open office. I use it with Fedora and KDE Plasma. What difference would it make for a user like myself if the OS is Ubuntu, Debian or Fedora?

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