Category: icaros

Icaros 2.2 linux hosted version with hostbridge working on Ubuntu 17.04 64bits

Intro : What a fantastic work from Paolo and AROS community. Now, the icaros desktop environement is available for everyone who likes to use it in hosted mode WITH the hostbridge option to allow host programs to be launched from inside icaros ! This is a FAAAST tuto for ubuntu 17.04 64 bits users :…


my icaros box

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My icaros box Main config : DELL Optiplex 755 (Pentium D socket 775) 2Gb RAM DDR2 667MHz Intel 8169 chip related network card Nvidia quadro 380 Creative Audigy II sound card 80Gb 5400rpm sata HD The Gallery : Surfing the web with OWB in video : A very good AROS introduction video : Introduction to…


ZuneView, the modern pictures editing solution for AROS

Why ? Because i think that ICAROS has to be known ! because ZuneView is a modern and complete solution. Main Window : Some use and effects : Settings : Other effects and tools available : crop rotate (all way) flip (all directions) statistical filter convolution adding exif meta datas to the file support for PNG and…


Amicloud howto, review and links – when the cloud comes to AROS and amiga OS3.9 classic (and all others : windows/linux/mac/morphos/aos4…)

What is Amicloud, and why use it ? Hi, today an article on Amicloud. Amicloud is like dropbox, google drive, owncloud… is it a “cloud” solution. Many people say that “there is no cloud, but only another people’s computer”. They are half right. There is not only a server, but also a client software which…


Running OWB from the RAM Disk to improve browsing speed

Speed comparison : I’ve made a little video to show the difference. It’s proved : OWB speed is much better when running from RAM Disk. How to automate : I think the best is to add a little script which copy OWB drawer from SYS:Utilities to RAM Disk: into your User-Startup So add this :…


my amiga corner

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Welcome to my wonderfull Amiga Corner. So, let’s have a look : More photos on my icaros there : my icaros box More photos on my emulated A4000 + tuto there : my emulated amiga 4000 More photos of my A1200 there : my a1200 Some Goodies : my last D7 of my demo swapping period my…


surfing facebook, blogging and watching youtube videos with AROS

OWB is a wonderfull tool : watch videos under Youtube, blogging, loosing time under facebook It is a CSS/HTML5 capable, and stunning fast ! Please, to be able to use OWB confortably, read this article : OWB Odyssey Web Browser tips&tricks You want to browse even faster, copoy OWB to ram : Running OWB from the RAM…


OWB Odyssey Web Browser : how to configure it for a confortable and stable surf time

Why taking so much care of OWB : OWB is a crucial but a little bit sensible application. I personnally find it very fast and usefull. I use it for webmailing, browsing my blog, going on http://aros-exec.org, http://youtube.com, etc… Most of all, it is becoming better and better at each new version. Links to refer…


Janus-uae coherency guide

This applies to all version of Icaros starting from 1.5.2 What is coherency ? Cohenrency is a mode that exists only in Janus-UAE. It allows opening UAE windows directly on the top of Wanderer, as if they were normal programs, and not emulated. So the emulation is almost transparent for the user. Janus-UAE tip&tricks :…


icaros native installation advices, bios and grub parameters

This applies to versions : icaros 1.5.2 icaros 2.0 icaros 2.0.1 icaros 2.1 icaros 2.1.1 icaros 2.1.2 icaros 2.1.3 There is not point using older versions. Links to refer to : http://www.icarosdesktop.com/icarosfiles/IcarosDesktop_manual.pdf https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Aros/User/AmigaLegacy This thread is *important* :  Icaros Desktop 2.0 caveats and work-arounds other docs are listed inside the sections below….


troubleshooting icaros SMB crash “exec housekeeper”

The problem : After a fresh installation of 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.2 or 2.1.3, you try to save SMB (samba) share mount parameters on your ahci/sata/ata drive, and you get a crash. [Note : is it coming from the fact it is a guest only samba share ? Must try to configure an AROS samba share…


reinstall grub 2 in IcAROS

Reinstall grub2 if stuffs go wrong :   I had a problem this morning when booting my machine. Screen stayed blank at the first step of the boot, instead of displaying the grub screen. This comes from the dma on my computer. So I disabled dma with “nodma” option in grub, now. I don’t have…


mount an ISO file in IcAROS

So you have an ISO file and want to access it without having to burn a DVD ? Here is what you have to do : – copy the file (iso) to the drawer “AROS:Diskimages” – rename it as Unit0 – add this into the file AROS:Devs/Mountlist ISO: FileSystem = cdrom.handler Device = fdsk.device Unit      …


icaros tutorial

This article is there to help you understanding how to install / update the last official IcAROS release : IcAROS 1.5.2 WIP5, what it is made of, what you have to expect of it, and some workarounds on some issues. I am very happy to have downloaded it, and even if some stuffs don’t work…


install dopus on regular IcAROS

Introduction :   Yepa, that’s fantastic : DOpus 5.9 has finally been released, 15 years after the 5.89. http://aros-exec.org/modules/news/index.php?storytopic=4 That’s really fantastic, and I can hear the sounds of many people saying, I want it running on my IcAros ! There are two main ways to get DOpus running on IcAROS : – Install DOpus…


OWB problem with the SSL CA cert on IcAROS

What versions ? This article is about those software versions : – Odyssey Web Browser (OWB) v 1.16.2 – IcAROS 1.5.2-2 Your question can be : I have problem surfing in https with OWB. It says that he has a problem with the SSL CA certificate. This can be an error 60 : Unable to…


share over the network between IcAROS and Ubuntu

Introduction : Sharing files over the network is something like an obligation nowadays. I personnally don’t like Windows, so I won’t speak about this side. I prefer the dark side : linux, especially ubuntu (here 12.04LTS). Anyway, samba is samba, so it should work with every linux distrib. As we speak about computering @home, we…


my IcAROS /boot/grub/grub.cfg file (only icaros before 1.5.2)

I gives this to you to explain how you can play with graphical modes (cf this post) and switch between VESA and NATIVE modes under IcAROS. The first menu entry is begining at the line menuentry “Icaros Desktop”. The first entry in the list is the one that will be used by default. There is…


playing with graphical modes inside IcAROS (VESA/native nouveau.hidd)

VESA : VESA is perfect for compatibility with ALL the gfx cards. For more informations about VESA : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VESA But it is slow, and Warp 3D is badly supported. Also, you can have problems changing graphical modes (need to restart the comp’), or even finding a mode that fits your needs and your screen (for…


install AROS hosted i386 on linux ubuntu

This is quite simple, but requires to follow some important steps. After done, you’ll be able to get an AROS window opening just after the login screeen. I’ve seen many tutorials or posts where they explain how not to have to care about the password, but I think that if you want to get to…


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