Author Topic: Dingux on a desktop  (Read 2372 times)

gusga_ganso

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Dingux on a desktop
« on: July 07, 2011, 02:48:40 pm »
Hello.

Good afternoon.

I own an "old" desktop here at home, but has a good hardware and I would turn it into a console, similar to dingoo, but in a way that I could play "multiplayer" games and maybe better ps1.

I know it would be simpler to just install a linux distro, emulators and stuff, but I would like to use the simplicity and ease of Dingux and Gmenu2x.
Actually just Gmenu2x it would be very good. I imagine that starting the system would be even faster than it is in dingoo, this would be another advantage.

I started searching for ligth distros, but I wonder if some programmer see any problem in compile the Gmenu2x to a linux desktop.

I downloaded the source and compiled it (I think correctly), it even begins to load when started, but at some point in the terminal appears 'Segmentation fault'.
This happens by some error in my build or the code simply would not run? (Maybe because gmenu2x is made for other type of cpu, or has the lcd to control).

thanks
Gustavo Ganso

zear

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Re: Dingux on a desktop
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 01:06:43 am »
I've been using gmenu2x as a simple gui for launching games and emulators on my pc for some time.
It was an old version though, and I might have ripped out some console specific stuff, I don't remember now :)
It's definitely doable though.

gusga_ganso

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Re: Dingux on a desktop
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 04:01:55 am »
Zear, could you send me the original source you used, or maybe even better, the ripped source?

Also, do you use gmenu2x as a gui with a windows manager?

I'm working in a gui pygame based now, but is matter for another forum, XD.

oh, and thanks for answering.

zear

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Re: Dingux on a desktop
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 12:03:27 pm »
I've been using it on top of X11, normally the system was running KDE3.5, and i'd launch gmenu2x whenever I wanted to sit back and use the gamepad to select games and play them.
I don't have the code for it anymore, I'm affraid, but I think the qi version of gmenu2x should compile for x86: http://projects.qi-hardware.com/index.php/p/gmenu2x/

gusga_ganso

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Re: Dingux on a desktop
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 04:29:10 pm »
ok, i'm downloading now and try to compile it.
Thanks.