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I can well understand your displeasure. My first contact with Linux was with my Blackbird. At the beginning it was really hard to understand everything. But with time it gets better.

I didn't update to firmware 2.0 because it has too many disadvantages for me.
But IIRC, you have to decompress the image-bmc twice.

Also a good howto has been written by ClassicHasClass: https://www.talospace.com/2020/02/messing-with-new-20-bmc.html

I'm pretty sure the GPU issues has nothing to do with the BMC firmware.

Could or have you already posted your xorg config file?
And how is your computer connected to the display?
Do you use the AST GPU till Petitboot and then you switch to the AMD GPU or do you only use the AMD GPU?

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Does this error occur only with Bullseye or also with other distributions? Your Xorg.config file is correct?

Depending on which distribution I use, I have to use these kernel boot arguments:
modprobe.blacklist=ast video=offb:off

And I have to select the port of the AMD GPU after Petitboot is loaded, otherwise I also get the message "no screens found".

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Applications and Porting / Re: OpenVPN Client for ppc64el
« on: July 11, 2021, 01:48:20 pm »
You could try to build it:
https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn3-linux

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Applications and Porting / Re: OpenVPN Client for ppc64el
« on: July 09, 2021, 07:02:23 pm »
I haven't installed Fedora anymore, but OpenVPN should be available.

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General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: July 02, 2021, 02:14:45 pm »
The page size doesn’t make any difference.

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User Zone / Re: Forgotten Petiteboot menu password
« on: July 01, 2021, 05:31:22 pm »
To put that on the wiki would be a good thing

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General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: July 01, 2021, 05:07:22 pm »
Yes, correct

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General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: July 01, 2021, 12:45:43 pm »
That's very good news for you. Fingers crosed :)

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General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: July 01, 2021, 05:25:41 am »
You're right. As for audio, you could use a cheap USB sound device. I'm using my AMD graphic card with Kernel 5.4.

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General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: June 30, 2021, 04:19:17 pm »
Here you will find a comparison of the different mainboards:
https://wiki.raptorcs.com/wiki/RCS_Platform_Comparison

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General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: June 30, 2021, 03:29:43 pm »
You're welcome.
https://twitter.com/mpc7500v2/status/1410334278186160136

Yes, Blackbird has audio, SATA and HDMI. But the number of PCIe slots are equal.

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General OpenPOWER Discussion / Re: News?
« on: June 30, 2021, 11:46:53 am »
To be honest, I would change the order to a Talos-II lite. I don't think they will have the Blackbird back in stock quickly.
Price-wise, it hardly makes a difference. But you need a bigger case, of course, unfortunately.

How about the Dune Pro?

If you can't reach anyone via support, I would try Twitter. If you don't have a Twitter account, you can give me your ticket number and I'll write to Raptor.

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You can install various codecs (ffmpeg etc.) via e.g. terminal, dnfdragora.

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Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Ubuntu anomalies on Power
« on: April 27, 2021, 04:36:52 pm »
There are no critical issues on Ubuntu. Last time I tried Ubuntu 19.04 or 19.10. And Debian didn't use a outdated Kernel.

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Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Ubuntu anomalies on Power
« on: April 27, 2021, 07:44:36 am »
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?

Here is a brief overview of the differences between distributions.

Distributions have different philosophies. This is also the reason why e.g. Debian uses older kernel versions.

One point that is not mentioned in the article are the repositories. The packages that are available on a distribution. At least from my point of view a big difference on ppc64le.

But all in all every distribution (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Devuan, Gentoo, Void) works very well on POWER.

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