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Chris23235

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2010, 09:51:16 pm »
Seem to do something wrong :( I tried Dodonpachi and instead of giving me an out of memory error, it loads further than before, but than hangs while loading the rom. Can anybody confirm, that Dodonpachi now runs correctly?

Just wait. it takes some time to run.

Thanks, didn't thought it would take so long to run, graphics are messed up in Mame4All, speed is ok, but this doesn't matter, cause it runs fine in FBA!!
I tried it non chached, some small hickups at the beginning, when big explosions appear first, but after that, the game runs fullspeed!

As far as I understood, the OpenDingux Team managed to overcome the problem with the card corruption, in this case it should be possible to enable writes to the card with a higher speed again, I think, this would speed up the whole process a lot.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2010, 10:06:25 pm by Chris23235 »

ruffnutts

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2010, 10:11:40 pm »
do agree with eule - we do need a all in one kernel - to much messing about  :-\

EvilHimself

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2010, 11:24:40 pm »
Seem to do something wrong :( I tried Dodonpachi and instead of giving me an out of memory error, it loads further than before, but than hangs while loading the rom. Can anybody confirm, that Dodonpachi now runs correctly?

Just wait. it takes some time to run.

Thanks, didn't thought it would take so long to run, graphics are messed up in Mame4All, speed is ok, but this doesn't matter, cause it runs fine in FBA!!
I tried it non chached, some small hickups at the beginning, when big explosions appear first, but after that, the game runs fullspeed!

As far as I understood, the OpenDingux Team managed to overcome the problem with the card corruption, in this case it should be possible to enable writes to the card with a higher speed again, I think, this would speed up the whole process a lot.

DoDonpachi worked on FBA?
and ESPrade? worked too?

Chris23235

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2010, 11:28:55 pm »
DoDonpachi worked on FBA?
and ESPrade? worked too?

Yep

eule

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2010, 11:32:57 pm »
Posting although the question has been answered already while i typed...  :P
DoDonPachi works in FBA, EspRaDe too. Loading takes a bit time though (~3-5 minutes).
Besides some hickups in the beginning both games seem to run fullspeed!  ;D

SiENcE

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2010, 09:41:10 am »
do agree with eule - we do need a all in one kernel - to much messing about  :-\

100 ack.

What do we have?

- boukichi kernel with poweroff + rtc
- uli's kernel with tvout (i2c)+ poweroff (lack of rtc)
- Menelkir Kernel with poweroff + rtc +swap

and we have
- OpenDingux poweroff (no key functions) + Alsa Sound (instead of OSS, some Apps have problems setting the Volume) + in future: RTC + TvOut + Swap + Virtual Mouse Support

I'm currently working on virtual mouse support for Dingux. It's already works but i also need two new Kernel features. mth compiled me a working version from OpenDingux.

We don't need so many kernels with different features. Please, please don't put new Kernel on the market.

Help making OpenDingux the one and only Kernel!

I think this would be the best for the future.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2010, 09:44:47 am by SiENcE »

ruffnutts

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2010, 09:55:30 am »
Think I`m goner stick with the kernel I`m using for now - which is the TV out one released by uli,
fed up with keep swapping.....

Solstice

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2010, 10:27:23 am »
snes9x and fba CPS2 run much better?
Dingoo A320 stock 1.2 + Gmenu

PSP slim 2002 Gen 5.50 D3 Prom4

santino

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2010, 11:39:04 am »
Just noticed that if you use this kernel, you have to activate the swap otherwise it will get a worse performance than with the kernel without swap. ;)

Chris23235

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #49 on: June 17, 2010, 01:14:44 pm »
Just noticed that if you use this kernel, you have to activate the swap otherwise it will get a worse performance than with the kernel without swap. ;)

This brings up the question, if there are any disadvantages, if you work with the swap file?
Otherwise, it would be usefull to activate the swap file automatically, during start up.

santino

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #50 on: June 17, 2010, 01:25:17 pm »
Yes just add it to the main script. And I would recommend to make the swapfile just about 16-32mb. I think it will never grow to 64mb. ;)

Chris23235

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #51 on: June 17, 2010, 03:14:35 pm »
Maybe the whole 64 MB of the swap file are seldom used, but I think the OS doesn't write the whole file all the time, it only uses, what it needs, or am I wrong? And in this case, 64MB may be more than I need in 99% of the time, but it doesn't bother me, cause with a 32MB swap file, I would only save 32MB on my card.
But time will tell, probably you are right and 32MB are enough in 100% of all times.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2010, 03:39:26 pm by Chris23235 »

ruffnutts

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2010, 03:27:59 pm »
snes9x and fba CPS2 run much better?

So how does starfox run now then?

Chris23235

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #53 on: June 17, 2010, 03:38:53 pm »
snes9x and fba CPS2 run much better?

So how does starfox run now then?

I think without any difference, Snes emulation never suffered from a lack of memory. CPS2 shouldn't make a difference too, the chache files for fba are made to avoid memory shortage.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2010, 03:41:04 pm by Chris23235 »

santino

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #54 on: June 17, 2010, 05:11:27 pm »
@ Chris

Yes it only writes as much as it needs, but not everyone has a 16gig card so it would free some space for roms and stuff. ;)

EvilHimself

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #55 on: June 17, 2010, 06:39:35 pm »
do agree with eule - we do need a all in one kernel - to much messing about  :-\

100 ack.

What do we have?

- boukichi kernel with poweroff + rtc
- uli's kernel with tvout (i2c)+ poweroff (lack of rtc)
- Menelkir Kernel with poweroff + rtc +swap

and we have
- OpenDingux poweroff (no key functions) + Alsa Sound (instead of OSS, some Apps have problems setting the Volume) + in future: RTC + TvOut + Swap + Virtual Mouse Support

I'm currently working on virtual mouse support for Dingux. It's already works but i also need two new Kernel features. mth compiled me a working version from OpenDingux.

We don't need so many kernels with different features. Please, please don't put new Kernel on the market.

Help making OpenDingux the one and only Kernel!

I think this would be the best for the future.


Menelkir launched a new local pack.
From the readme it says that it support the tv-out too.

http://menelkir.itroll.org/

remax

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #56 on: June 17, 2010, 07:29:37 pm »
- boukichi kernel with poweroff + rtc

No RTC but big fonts in console, which is quite useful...

santino

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #57 on: June 17, 2010, 07:52:47 pm »
@ remax

This kernel surely has rtc enabled. ;)

remax

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #58 on: June 17, 2010, 09:58:07 pm »
@ remax

This kernel surely has rtc enabled. ;)

i tested it and it says that it cant find /dev/misc/rtc whereas it is found on the original kernel.

rutjoni

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Re: Optimized Kernel (with SWAP)
« Reply #59 on: June 21, 2010, 09:46:15 am »
hello, to work to be done? copy the download to sd card? something must be done on the card? sorry for my English

 

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