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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2010, 01:25:16 am »
This menu. Is there a way to have a simpler (maybe like native) menu? I find this one cumbersome. Like Nero. If there is a different style menu (maybe xmb), with better icons, how would I install it? Just copy it to the applications folder?

Edit: NVM, found dinguxmb. It had instructions.

Dinguxmb is extremely old does not support overclocking and crashes a lot. There are many skins and icon sets for gmenu2x you might want to look into them as dinguxmb is no longer updated. Gemnu2x is not hard to setup at all there are tutorials everywhere. Here are some other limitations of dinguxmb



GAME LAUNCHER

  Only executable files ending with '.sh' or '.dge' are recognized by
  the launcher.
  Accompanying '.png' icons are also displayed (nice!).

  I think it would be a good idea of the Dingoo A320 community standardizes
  to these two of suffixes.

  '.sh' for scripts
  '.dge' for binary executables

  All my future releases will follow this format.

===============================================================================

NOTES

  - Many features are missing. Many features already work.
  - You will have to experiment a little.
  - For now, it launches games/applications and has the ability to create
    shortcuts which is good enough for me.


It was a great project but seems to have been abandoned

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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2010, 03:19:49 pm »
I tried the dinguxmb, and couldn't get an emulator to work, and yeah it's out of date. I went back to native. The gmenu is not for me. I shouldn't be picky cause I didn't make it, but I don't like it at all. It'd take more than changing the icon theme to fix it. Too cluttered, aggravating control scheme (using the shoulder buttons?), and in general dingux is too much work (for me) and configuring to get it personalized just for a game player. I didn't see what the hype is around Dingux. It may just be me, cause I really don't like any linux distros either. Guess I'll stick with native and hope for better snes and genesis emulators. Especially since alot of features (like tv out) have shady dingux support.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2010, 03:24:18 pm by fenixt »

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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2010, 08:03:34 pm »
Hi, I downloaded the minimal local pack because local pack v.35 didnt work beacuse it always showed me this message when booting: dingux cannot run '/usr/local/sbin/main': No such file or directory , so I extracted everything from this pack hoping this would work, and again when it is booting this message appear: dingux cannot run '/usr/local/sbin/main': No such file or directory
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I have eveything good, zimage, rootfs and all the folders from local in root including gmenu folder and main in sbin, so whats the problem??

Oh and this is the first time I use dingux (I installed the dualboot yesterday and it hasnt worked :(

Thanks

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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2010, 09:22:23 pm »
I have(...) all the folders from local in root including gmenu folder and main in sbin, so whats the problem??
Do you mean that you moved everything from the /local dir and put it in the root of the card? If so, that's your problem. The /local folder with it's full contents needs to be placed on the root (meaning the top most location) of the card.
So a SD card filesystem structure should look like this:
Code: [Select]
SD CARD
|
+-- zImage
+-- rootfs
+-- local/
     |
     +-- games/
     +-- emulators/
     +-- apps/
     +-- gmenu2x/
     +-- sbin/
           |
          +-- main

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when it is booting this message appear: dingux cannot run '/usr/local/sbin/main': No such file or directory
The "usr" directory is the mount point of the SD card in the system, and that means that after the system boots and it sets up the basic filesystem from the "rootfs" file, it mounts the SD card to the /usr/ location it extracted from the rootfs file. So for Dingux the "main" file is visible as /usr/local/sbin/main, but on your card it is located in /local/sbin/main . So if you let's say created the /usr/local/sbin/main path on the card, after it is mounted by Dingux, it will see it as /usr/usr/local/sbin/main . This is obviously incorrect and some people might do this by mistake. Thinking that the sd card is mounted to the root of the Dingux's filesystem, so they put the local dir into an additional "usr" directory.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2010, 09:33:28 pm by zear »

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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2011, 03:12:36 am »
I tried the dinguxmb, and couldn't get an emulator to work, and yeah it's out of date. I went back to native. The gmenu is not for me. I shouldn't be picky cause I didn't make it, but I don't like it at all. It'd take more than changing the icon theme to fix it. Too cluttered, aggravating control scheme (using the shoulder buttons?), and in general dingux is too much work (for me) and configuring to get it personalized just for a game player. I didn't see what the hype is around Dingux. It may just be me, cause I really don't like any linux distros either. Guess I'll stick with native and hope for better snes and genesis emulators. Especially since alot of features (like tv out) have shady dingux support.

Dang people are lazy. 'It doesnt work exactly the way I want out of the box so instead of learning I will just wait for someone else to do it for me and make it easier' The hype with DINGUX isnt hype. With dingux you have great emulators and better support than on the native os. Have fun waiting for good snes and megadrive emulators while people who do 10 minutes of research play their games with great compatibility and speed. Sorry if I sound like a dick but people that want instant gratification crack me up. If you change your mind I would be more than happy to help you out but only if you get a better attitude.

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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2011, 03:16:09 am »
Hi, I downloaded the minimal local pack because local pack v.35 didnt work beacuse it always showed me this message when booting: dingux cannot run '/usr/local/sbin/main': No such file or directory , so I extracted everything from this pack hoping this would work, and again when it is booting this message appear: dingux cannot run '/usr/local/sbin/main': No such file or directory
9
I have eveything good, zimage, rootfs and all the folders from local in root including gmenu folder and main in sbin, so whats the problem??

Oh and this is the first time I use dingux (I installed the dualboot yesterday and it hasnt worked :(

Thanks


You can view my youtube video on how to configure your sd card and setup an emulator in gmenu here

http://www.youtube.com/user/qbertaddict1?feature=mhum

That might help

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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2011, 11:58:36 am »
Dang people are lazy. 'It doesnt work exactly the way I want out of the box so instead of learning I will just wait for someone else to do it for me and make it easier' The hype with DINGUX isnt hype. With dingux you have great emulators and better support than on the native os. Have fun waiting for good snes and megadrive emulators while people who do 10 minutes of research play their games with great compatibility and speed. Sorry if I sound like a dick but people that want instant gratification crack me up. If you change your mind I would be more than happy to help you out but only if you get a better attitude.
I agree.
Additionally, everyone who complains has to remember Dingux is solely a community work, where everyone who contributed did it for free and in his own precious time. Since we had no access to Dingoo's hardware documentation, everything had to be done with certain limitations. Also because of everyone's time being limited we had to use few already available solutions, like GP2X's gmenu2x.
Overall I think Dingux is a great job and is really easy in usage, just maybe not as plug-and-play as the Native OS. But if anybody wants Dingux to be more intuitive and easier in use, they can always donate some cash for the feature they'd like to see it and if it's enough, we'll implement it.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2011, 12:05:21 pm by zear »

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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2011, 03:00:52 pm »
I tried the dinguxmb, and couldn't get an emulator to work, and yeah it's out of date. I went back to native. The gmenu is not for me. I shouldn't be picky cause I didn't make it, but I don't like it at all. It'd take more than changing the icon theme to fix it. Too cluttered, aggravating control scheme (using the shoulder buttons?), and in general dingux is too much work (for me) and configuring to get it personalized just for a game player. I didn't see what the hype is around Dingux. It may just be me, cause I really don't like any linux distros either. Guess I'll stick with native and hope for better snes and genesis emulators. Especially since alot of features (like tv out) have shady dingux support.

Dang people are lazy. 'It doesnt work exactly the way I want out of the box so instead of learning I will just wait for someone else to do it for me and make it easier' The hype with DINGUX isnt hype. With dingux you have great emulators and better support than on the native os. Have fun waiting for good snes and megadrive emulators while people who do 10 minutes of research play their games with great compatibility and speed. Sorry if I sound like a dick but people that want instant gratification crack me up. If you change your mind I would be more than happy to help you out but only if you get a better attitude.

Lazy? No. I work 7 days a week. I have kids. I have other hobbies. Not about laziness, brother, or instant gratification. You're time of 10 minutes is way off. Properly researching takes over an hour because all the information (and latest updates) is scattered about the web. Then installing dual boot and dingux and your games takes longer (at least for a first time user). I'm a person who like simplicity and uniformity. snes and gen is 'playable' under native for me, and all the others work great for me. So I'll keep that and not have to worry about customizing it, or card corruption issues, or tv out support, or all the other things that don't work. I just want to play the thing, because that's what I bought it for. If by 'better attitude' you mean 'like dingux cause I do', I might change my mind one day. If I ever sounded like a dick, it wasn't intentional, Dingux just might not be for everyone. Thanks for the offer to help, I may need it one day.

Off topic, has anyone else watched Epic Meal Time's videos? That shit had me rolling.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2011, 03:09:32 pm by fenixt »

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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2011, 04:26:14 pm »
Card corruption does not exist anymore with Sience's kernel. TV out works out and is in the minimal pack I created. The link to my channel has all the information and links to the files you need with explanations.  So you wont need to waste time looking for tutorials and all the files I upload in my pack are up to date and updated when needed. I'm not saying like DINGUX because I do. I'm just saying that people say things without having the facts because they weren't able to do something out of the box. I work as well and watch my nephew and nieces everyday until their mom gets home from work the I goto work myself. I understand that children take a lot of time but if you get the chance for some time to yourself try to get dingux installed . It really is worth it and is very easy to setup.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2011, 04:39:35 pm by qbertaddict »

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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2011, 05:37:12 pm »
Is included tv-out with sound off?
Sorry guys for not caring about dingoonity lately. It was nice to be with you, and maybe I'll come back, but not now...

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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2011, 01:35:14 pm »
Thanks zear and qbertaddict for this.  Just what I was looking for!

+karma for you :)

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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2011, 03:45:57 am »
I no longer get random ass hitches (pauses) when playing emulators such snes9x and picodrive...must be the swap or kernel dunno...

anyways...thanks guys! ;)

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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2011, 01:59:05 pm »
I no longer get random ass hitches (pauses) when playing emulators such snes9x and picodrive...must be the swap or kernel dunno...

anyways...thanks guys! ;)


That issue was fixed a long time ago. It had to do with the sound drivers being updated on the rootfs or something like that.
Here is a link with those changes it will explain why the stuttering is gone.

http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-development/a-couple-of-rootfs-upgrades/

Glad it works well for you ;)

samir

Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2011, 07:58:52 pm »
Thanks for this minimal pack, qbertaddict. Includes TV-out with sound off?

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Re: minimal local pack
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2011, 12:35:42 am »
I downloaded this local pack recently, put my emulators, games ando ports, everything fine, but I can't get mouse to work. What am I doing wrong?

I read every file in the folder, and noticed that the dingoo_keys.txt states:

UP   103, 1-0   //something is wrong: Up is 108

DOWN   108, 1-0   //something is wrong: Up is 103

but keymouse.cfg shows:

up=108:0:
down=103:0:

does this mean something? Any help?