A journey through Icaros (update from 2.2.4 to 2.2.5)

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Do you want to know all what Icaros can give you ?

Today is a journey trhough the last 2.2.5 version of Icaros, that was released on 2018.12.21, just for Christmas.

As always, it is the best version of this distribution.

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Icaros 2.2.4 troobleshooting (smb share with ubuntu 18.04, protrekkr crash, surfing with OWB…)

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This troobleshooting guide could be called “what should i do after installing Icaros 2.2.4 ? how do i make it work with the last ubuntu 2.2.4 ?”

First, let me tell that icaros 2.2.4 is the best version today (November 2018).

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janus-uae blank (gray) screen under icaros desktop

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SymptOMS

You are trying to launch janus-uae, like trying to configure Amibridge (like in this coherency guide : Janus-uae coherency guide), and janus-uae window stays gray / blank, it’s impossible to close the janus-uae window, and the “quit” button of the janus-uae configuration window does nothing ?

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Login to google with OWB Odyssey Web Browser on Icaros desktop

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Symptoms

It can be painfull to login to your gmail account, because google uses some kind of technolgy that can’t be handled by OWB.

The login page loops without asking for the password. You are stuck on the login window.

you are stuck there

Solution

You must spoof as Internet Explorer 10, so google login window gets down to an old login code that OWB can handle :

go to Settings / Spoof as / Internet Explorer

Reload the login page :

then enter your password.

You get on this page, telling you that you are using an unsupported web browser (we don’t care), and that you will use the simplified html version :

So you get on your mailbox. Tadaaa !

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

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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 : some 32 bits libraries and packages are missing by default.

Get icaros

Download Light version

download the light version : http://www.icarosdesktop.com/icarosfiles/IcarosLight_2_2_0.zip

follow the manual : unzip the iso and mount it

mount -o loop -t iso9660 ~Téléchargements/Light/icaros-pc-i386.iso /mnt

mounting icaros light iso in /mnt

prepare the environement

Icaros hosted needs 32 bits libs. As many, i’m under ubuntu 17.04 64 bits. No problem : install 32 bits libraries and some other libraries. So, if in the icaros launch step you get an error like :

“./AROSBootstrap : No such file or directory”

(en français “./AROSBoostrap Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type”)

we must install 32bits libs :

sudo apt-get install lib32ncurses5 lib32z1

32 bits libraries installing smoothly and gently

if you get those errors when launching ./icaros : “failed to open “libcursor.so.1” error, “failed to open libXxf86vm.so.1”, and/or ALSA error with libasound   :

like this error on libXcursor.so.1

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So install the required libraries :

sudo apt-get install libxxf86vm1:i386

sudo apt-get install libxcursor1:i386

sudo apt-get install libasound2:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386

icaros also requires ifconfig command (which is in “net-tools” package), that is not installed by default on ubuntu 17.04 (you get the error “ifconfig no such file or directory”) :

sudo apt-get install net-tools

Know the name of your network interface

you will need to know the name of your network interface, just type “ifconfig” and write down the name. For me it is “enp0s3”.

output of “ifconfig” command, where we can read the interface name, here it is enp0s3

configure AROS

cd /mnt

sh hosted-install

launching icaros install script

this is what you get

choose 2 : configure linux network

when settings network environement, icaros install some packages like uml-utilities to allow routing

follow the instructions. When asked for the name of the network interface, type the name of the interface you got the step before.

choose 3 : Install Icaros

icaros files are being copied

I think you should give only 1Gb to AROS, as it is quite enough for it to run smoothly. You will be able to change this in the future.

First launch

cd ~/IcarosDesktop
./icaros

change of directory and launch icaros command

normally, everything has been done to make icaros run smoothly.

you should answer yes, seems better to have a network under icaros

on the first start, configure icaros and unzip extras

as you always do : configure icaros on first start

when it comes to X11 configuration, i would prefer to just “save”, don’t modify anything, cause it hangs if you do

unpacking

   You are now under icaros desktop. tadaaa

wonderfull 🙂

Exit icaros

I’ve found only one way :

sudo killall AROSBootstrap

This answer of ncafferkey tells me that the shutdown command in icaros makes the job, it’s smarter : http://aros-exec.org/userinfo.php?uid=219

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