OK mitchell@pc-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://packages.dfreer.org feisty Release.gpg [191B] Ign http://packages.dfreer.org feisty/main Translation-en_US Ign http://packages.dfreer.org feisty/main Translation-en_US Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security Release.gpg [191B] Ign http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/main Translation-en_US Get:3 http://packages.dfreer.org feisty Release [6221B] Get:4 http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty Release.gpg [191B] Ign http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/main Translation-en_US Ign http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/restricted Translation-en_US Ign http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/universe Translation-en_US Ign http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US Ign http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/restricted Translation-en_US Ign http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/universe Translation-en_US Ign http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/multiverse Translation-en_US Get:5 http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates Release.gpg [191B] Ign http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/main Translation-en_US Ign http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/restricted Translation-en_US Get:6 http://packages.dfreer.org feisty/main Packages [496B] Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security Release Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty Release Get:7 http://packages.dfreer.org feisty/main Packages [496B] 99% [7 Packages bzip2 0] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers]bzip2: (stdin) is not a bzip2 file. Err http://packages.dfreer.org feisty/main Packages Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2) Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates Release Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/main Packages Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/main Packages Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/restricted Packages Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/main Sources Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/restricted Packages Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/main Sources Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/restricted Sources Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/restricted Sources Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/universe Packages Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/universe Sources Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/multiverse Packages Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty/multiverse Sources Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/universe Packages Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/universe Sources Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/multiverse Packages Hit http://security.ubuntu.com feisty-security/multiverse Sources Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/main Packages Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/restricted Packages Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/main Sources Hit http://mx.archive.ubuntu.com feisty-updates/restricted Sources Fetched 6912B in 1s (6836B/s) Failed to fetch http://packages.dfreer.org/dists/feisty/main/binary-i386/Packages.bz2 Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2) Reading package lists... Done W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://packages.dfreer.org feisty/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/packages.dfreer.org_dists_feisty_main_binary-i386_Packages) W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead. mitchell@pc-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install psx #32-bit users Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: libgtkglext1 pSX The following NEW packages will be installed: libgtkglext1 pSX 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 669kB of archives. After unpacking 389kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y Abort.
Last Edit: Jun 28, 2007 1:39:39 GMT -5 by kinghanco
Why the Abort at the end, kinghanco? Looks like the install failed to fetch the package, libgtkglext1 wasn't installed, and that's needed for pSX. You can find and install it in Synaptic - I can't recall if you need any extra repositories enabled, but if you do, they're standard ones that are already listed and I'd probably have added anyway.
Although dfreer's installation packages should work fine, I went back to the old fashioned way of just tarring pSX to a folder in /home/patrick - looks like that's what you tried first. The likely reason that didn't work is that you didn't have libgtkglext1 installed. The reason I prefer having the pSX folder in my home folder is that it makes it easier to access my configuration files (as I've mentioned before, I don't keep BIOSs, images, saves etc in the pSX subfolders but elesewhere on drives common to both OSs I'm dual booting).
Good to see you're going open source! Although I've been messing around with Linux for a while, I only made the switch to Ubuntu being my primary OS when pSX Author started releasing Linux WIPs and I have to say I'm much happier with it than Windows - I hardly ever boot Windows now...
Hmmm. Dunno why the install didn't work for you kinghanco, it looked like it went fine other than the warning: W: Duplicate sources.list entry packages.dfreer.org feisty/main Packages Which means you probably added my repository twice, check your /etc/apt/sources.list to see if there are two or more entires. And then the abort at the end, which shouldn't have happened if you hit "y" to install. but glad to see you got pSX working anyways!
Didn't find anything when searching through the forums... so...
I'm having controller woes in linux, I have a Trust GM-1500 and it has a turbo funtion that is always being enabled whenever I start pSX in linux. This did not happen to me when I was using it in windows.
First, states, we need a lot more information than that: an idea of your system, particularly the distribution you're using, and a better description of your problem and your controller - maybe a link to the manufacturer's page? Most people here probably don't use a Trust GM-1500 and so aren't familiar with it.
Does it work Ok with other applications in Linux?
It would also be a good idea to post in a more appropriate place, the Help & Support forum.
whoops... sorry bout that... not usually this careless when posting a bug...
I have a Compal HEL80 laptop with a Intel Core2 Duo T7200 + Nvidia GForce Go 7600, 2GB of RAM, 3USB ports, the gamepad plugs into the USB port. The GM-1500 is also known as the Predator, it is a gamepad that can connect to the PC and to the Playstation 2, it has pressures sensitive buttons and vibration, and it also has two analog sticks, it has a macro and turbo button. I'm using UbuntuStudio.
After trying the gamepad out with zsnes in linux I'm starting to think that the problem is not emulator related but driver related.
Sorry bout that...
EDIT: It's an Ubuntu problem... Again... Sorry bout that...
pSX does seem to have problems with controllers with pressure sensitive/force feedback buttons, states. I think this may be because it sees them as axes rather than on/off switches. In Windows, this can sometimes be worked around by trying alternative drivers for the controller. Most controller manufacturers don't, of course, write Linux drivers for their products (boo! hiss!).
What actually was the problem then? It's always useful to let other people know what you found; someone else may be having the same problem.
UbuntuStudio looks interesting; a double-bass player friend of mine is thinking of trying Linux and, of course, something with a focus on musical applications would interest him very much. Had a look at the documentation and it doesn't really seem to be there. He'd be interested in recording applications, of course and to some extent editing and synthesising applications. What he'd really like of course, and I know it doesn't exist in Linux, is something like Sibelius that he can write scores with. Is there anything even vaguely like that floating around in UbuntuStudio?
Last Edit: Jul 4, 2007 12:38:51 GMT -5 by patrickp
I have not found a solution around the pad problem really...
Now I'm trying it out with a different controller, which works alright, except that I have now found that I cannot load the game that I want to play... I try to load the .img file directly or the .cue file and it hangs... Maybe it's cause I have the subcode reading options at full... hmmmmm....
As for UbuntuStudio, yes it does have musical anotation programs, but if you would like to know which are the alternatives to Sibelius on Linux here is a site with a list of them and a description for each one to boot, plus a little comparison review:
If you would like to know straight off what it says, basically... There are no *great* alternatives to Sibelius yet on linux, although Musescore is the one to watch out for. UbuntuStudio comes with GNU Denemo and Rosegarden already installed by default, so if he would like to try out UbuntuStudio anyway and see if these packages are enough sufficient enough for him to work with, he's got nothing to lose... well... except for a little bit of bandwidth and a DVD... but that's not that great a loss
BTW, with UbuntuStudio you have access to all of the Ubuntu software repositories, there are one or another that are deactivated by default but that is easy enough to configure.
Forgot to mention... If your friend does not like the alternatives he could also try to use Sibelius under WINE, it might work, if you need any help setting it up ask me and I'll give you some instructions on how to do so...
Version 4.0 (registered... not demo, not sure if results for demo are the same) is said to run pretty well in WINE, so I'm guessing that version 5.0 should run well as well, of course the last version tested was 4.0 in WINE 0.9.33 (if I'm not mistakened), they are currently in version 0.9.40 and a lot of improvements were made since then...
If you want to check which programs run in WINE go over to appdb.winehq.org/ and search for it.
BTW... set it to auto... still hangs... Does pSX support .img files in linux? (I'm thinking that it's a stupid question... but... meh... stupid would be to not ask)