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DrLame

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« on: March 19, 2010, 07:43:15 pm »
Got my dingoo a few days ago, and had enough time while I was waiting to get Dingux and troggle's pack... (or was it toddlers? =/ )
Anyway, ran into a few questions that a couple night of looking at boards hasn't answered...

How do I get dmenu to update it's programs? I deleted a lot of unneeded emulators and such and they still show up... I can't seem to find a cfg file or anything that handles that...

What's up with doomGOO? I found the scripts folder for it in dmenu, and could not for the life of me figure out how to get it to work. I ended up deleting 95% of the scripts and edited the ones I kept to switch to the prboom folder, move all of my wads to a wad folder, and then move back the wad I want to play. It works, but if I understand things correctly I want to avoid having the dingoo write a lot of files, since it seems to lead to corruption. (I'm using an 8gig patriot micro sd in a converter). The first day I was playing in dingux I managed to get it into read-only and ran chkdsk (and copied some dmenu files back onto it) to get it to work again. Not sure if it's really rewriting the files, or just changing the stick's 'table of contents', and if both are causes of corruption. If I understood more about writing scripts for linux I would have made seperate folders for save games and had it move those too, but I don't know how to handle the variable of which wad was the last one played and have the saves moved back to that wad's folder.

Hmm... That's all I can think of at the moment. I'm stationed in afghanistan, so I don't get too much computer use =P

Anyway, thanks in advance if anyone's able to give some feedback.

 

mrkingoo

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Re: New User
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 08:06:07 pm »
To remove the shortcuts from the menus go to local\dmenu\themes\, and then the dir for the theme you're using. The menu_ cfgs handles the shortcuts so remove the entries for the ones you dont need.

DrLame

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Re: New User
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010, 07:29:43 am »
thanks =)

eule

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Re: New User
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010, 07:37:24 pm »
You might want to try gmenu2x, a very easy to handle menu, no config files: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/gmenu2x-for-dingux-!/
As for DoomGoo, i think you need to run the scripts...  :D But it?s been a long time.
To avoid file corruption issues, try elta?s rootfs http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-development/a-couple-of-rootfs-upgrades/ (danger?s still there, but much less)

A Dingoo in Afghanistan!  ;D
« Last Edit: March 20, 2010, 07:40:27 pm by eule »

Mateogodlike

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Re: New User
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2010, 04:37:40 pm »
You might want to try gmenu2x, a very easy to handle menu, no config files: http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-releases/gmenu2x-for-dingux-!/
As for DoomGoo, i think you need to run the scripts...  :D But it?s been a long time.
To avoid file corruption issues, try elta?s rootfs http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-development/a-couple-of-rootfs-upgrades/ (danger?s still there, but much less)

A Dingoo in Afghanistan!  ;D

I cant get gmenu2x to work... help?

eule

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Re: New User
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2010, 06:00:20 pm »
You need to insert the gmenu2x into the local/sbin/main (like Windows autostart), just look how dmenu is started in there and do the same for gmenu2x.  :)
Instrructions should be in the thread and readme  :P

DrLame

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Re: New User
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010, 05:23:38 pm »
Hmm... Interesting. So what's causing the corruption to the best of our knowledge? And is the new FS a new base Filesystem? What all is that going to effect? I don't have a lot of time to download new patches for all the different programs out here =/

Thanks!

eule

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Re: New User
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 07:28:28 pm »
The rootfs is basically linux in one file except the kernel (i think).  :D File-system stays FAT32, Elta just made some cool patches to the rootfs. Replacing old rootfs with new one will not cause any damage.  ;)
The corruption is caused by writing to the SD-card, with older rootfs?s it happens quite often.

Hope you enjoy your Dingoo!  :)

Oh btw, how about a pic of a Dingoo on a tank or something like that?  ;D
« Last Edit: April 01, 2010, 07:33:43 pm by eule »

 

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