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Title: minimal local pack
Post by: zear on December 23, 2010, 03:08:13 pm
I had this on my hdd for a long time. Having no time to work on it, I decided to release it in the current form.

Minimal local pack is nothing more than a stripped down version of the "local" dir for Dingux, containing just /sbin/main, gmenu2x, and poweroff/reboot scripts.
I know a lot of Windows users had problems creating the scripts and installing gmenu2x themselves, so they were instead choosing the bloated and outdated "localpacks". This pack should be considered as a lightweight alternative to the other packs and a good starter for new Dingux users.

Download: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,0,0,0,116,473

Installation:
Simply extract the contents of the archive to the root of your SD card, next to zImage and rootfs files.
Next time you boot into Dingux, a nice gmenu2x gui should appear.

PS. Since this pack lacks tvout and swap scripts, anybody should feel free to improve it. I just simply have no time for it, and OpenDingux release is coming closer every day, eventually making this legacy Dingux-aimed pack redundant.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: mandrake88 on December 23, 2010, 03:38:25 pm
in my opinion minamal localpack should include:

- Sience Kernel
- Rootfs with fixed tremor libs
- Gmenu + reboot/poweroff scripts
- Virtual Mouse
- Swap
- Tv-Out

With that you just only need to install the emus/games that u wan't to play.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: tintami on December 23, 2010, 03:54:09 pm
in my opinion minamal localpack should include:

- Sience Kernel
- Rootfs with fixed tremor libs
- Gmenu + reboot/poweroff scripts
- Virtual Mouse
- Swap
- Tv-Out

With that you just only need to install the emus/games that u wan't to play.

+1
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: zear on December 23, 2010, 03:59:39 pm
in my opinion minamal localpack should include:

- Sience Kernel
- Rootfs with fixed tremor libs
A localpack is a localpack and it contains only "local" dir. Additionally the kernel/rootfs might change in time, so it would make the pack obsolete.
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- Gmenu + reboot/poweroff scripts
That's already in the pack
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- Virtual Mouse
- Swap
- Tv-Out
Feel free to add that features :)

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With that you just only need to install the emus/games that u wan't to play.
You can already install emus/games on it and play them.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: dgame on December 23, 2010, 07:09:12 pm
Hi,

Been away for awhile.

Is "/usr/local/gmenu2x" the same as "/boot/local/gmenu2x" when used in the local/sbin/main script?

In other words do both /usr and /boot point to the same root of the SD card?

Thanks.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: zear on December 23, 2010, 07:11:26 pm
Hi,

Been away for awhile.

Is "/usr/local/gmenu2x" the same as "/boot/local/gmenu2x" when used in the local/sbin/main script?

In other words do both /usr and /boot point to the same root of the SD card?

Thanks.

/usr/local is just a symlink to /boot/local :)
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: ctrl_shift_esc on December 27, 2010, 04:13:27 am
Thank you, zear. Guess that'll be a place to start reconfiguring my dingux which is so litterd now it's easier to restart.
I would also appreciate somebody assembling an archive with all the things mandrake88 was talking about. Would do it myself but it's been a long time since I was browsing this forum, guess a lot of updates passed me by and I don't feel like investigating into it a lot)
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: qbertaddict on December 27, 2010, 11:18:37 am
I updated the minimal packs with everything you guys requested. You can get it here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZTY64OAJ

It has the following

- Sience Kernel
- Rootfs with fixed tremor libs
- Gmenu + reboot/poweroff scripts
- Virtual Mouse
- Swap
- Tv-Out
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: ruffnutts on December 27, 2010, 04:47:26 pm
Thanks to Sience & qbertaddict for this , now I`m goner start my dingoo with what I really want on it  ;D

Dingoo still rocks ;)

ruffnutts

P.S O`yes and the doomgoo scripts are still there woop...
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: lemmywinks on December 28, 2010, 03:39:33 am
I updated the minimal packs with everything you guys requested. You can get it here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZTY64OAJ

It has the following

- Sience Kernel
- Rootfs with fixed tremor libs
- Gmenu + reboot/poweroff scripts
- Virtual Mouse
- Swap
- Tv-Out


Cheers bud, much appreciated! just downloaded this and will get it running tomorrow hopefully (demanding daughter allowing!), i think this should become pretty much standard with all Dingux installs. Could we sticky it with links to the latest files?
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: ctrl_shift_esc on December 28, 2010, 04:27:35 am
I updated the minimal packs with everything you guys requested. You can get it here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZTY64OAJ

Thank you!
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: jagotu on December 28, 2010, 09:51:47 am
Yes, pls stick.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: Coccijoe on December 29, 2010, 11:17:02 pm
I updated the minimal packs with everything you guys requested. You can get it here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZTY64OAJ

I downloaded it, and it's not really a "minimal pack", in my opinion there are too much apps (dosbox, dinimavie, gmu...).
Anyway thanks  :)
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: fenixt on December 30, 2010, 12:15:04 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.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: qbertaddict on December 30, 2010, 01:10:48 am
I updated the minimal packs with everything you guys requested. You can get it here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZTY64OAJ

I downloaded it, and it's not really a "minimal pack", in my opinion there are too much apps (dosbox, dinimavie, gmu...).
Anyway thanks  :)
LOL the apps which come to 24 megs have been removed.  ::)

Here is the new pack
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4BNRLQ4U
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: qbertaddict 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
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: fenixt 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.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: spark 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
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: zear 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.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: qbertaddict 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.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: qbertaddict 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
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: zear 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.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: fenixt 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.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: qbertaddict 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.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: jagotu on January 03, 2011, 05:37:12 pm
Is included tv-out with sound off?
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: mrkingoo on January 08, 2011, 01:35:14 pm
Thanks zear and qbertaddict for this.  Just what I was looking for!

+karma for you :)
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: frosty96 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! ;)
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: qbertaddict 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 ;)
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: samir on February 05, 2011, 07:58:52 pm
Thanks for this minimal pack, qbertaddict. Includes TV-out with sound off?
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: cesarneves 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?
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: jagotu on February 08, 2011, 01:13:58 pm
Just create shortcut to startmouse.sh by yourself.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: cesarneves on February 09, 2011, 02:04:16 pm
mouse still not working. I've turned log ON, and it states

(II) Starting key-mouse by stack
(II) BSD license - (C) 2008 by Francesco Piccinno
(II) Dingux port by SiENcE crankgaming.blogspot.com
(II) Happy mousing :)
(EE) Usage:/boot/local/apps/keymouse/keymouse.dge<config-file>
<logint>
(EE) <config-file> is a path to keymouse.conf (/etc/keymouse.conf/
(EE) <logint> is an integer 1:errors 2:warnings 3:information 4:debug (3 for default)

if this says something to anyone, please give me some help.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: darkborn on March 01, 2011, 03:13:49 pm
I updated the minimal packs with everything you guys requested. You can get it here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZTY64OAJ

I downloaded it, and it's not really a "minimal pack", in my opinion there are too much apps (dosbox, dinimavie, gmu...).
Anyway thanks  :)
LOL the apps which come to 24 megs have been removed.  ::)

Here is the new pack
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4BNRLQ4U
It should be updated with last gmenu2x:
https://github.com/uli/gmenu2x/downloads
btw before that update, my dingux tvout did not work.
http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-development/overclock-with-tvout-tutorial/
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: Tabaluga_FX on March 14, 2011, 08:01:22 pm
Help: gmenu2x "statusbar flickering"

I'm using the latest gmenu2x version from uli (downloaded from: https://github.com/uli/gmenu2x/downloads) with this minimal local pack, but since then the statusbar of gmenu2x seems to be flickering when I'm switching between the sections and the applications.

So here's my question: Is this "statusbar flickering" normal from now on, or simply a bug? What can I do to prevent this or is there another solution? Do I need to use the gmenu2x version again, which was shipped within the latest minimal local pack?

best regards
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: SiENcE on March 15, 2011, 10:46:53 am
mouse still not working. I've turned log ON, and it states

(II) Starting key-mouse by stack
(II) BSD license - (C) 2008 by Francesco Piccinno
(II) Dingux port by SiENcE crankgaming.blogspot.com
(II) Happy mousing :)
(EE) Usage:/boot/local/apps/keymouse/keymouse.dge<config-file>
<logint>
(EE) <config-file> is a path to keymouse.conf (/etc/keymouse.conf/
(EE) <logint> is an integer 1:errors 2:warnings 3:information 4:debug (3 for default)

if this says something to anyone, please give me some help.
The link to start the mouse is wrong.

1. Delete Mouse Icon it.
2. Create a new one Linking to startmouse.sh
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: darkborn on March 16, 2011, 01:39:48 am
Help: gmenu2x "statusbar flickering"

I'm using the latest gmenu2x version from uli (downloaded from: https://github.com/uli/gmenu2x/downloads) with this minimal local pack, but since then the statusbar of gmenu2x seems to be flickering when I'm switching between the sections and the applications.

So here's my question: Is this "statusbar flickering" normal from now on, or simply a bug? What can I do to prevent this or is there another solution? Do I need to use the gmenu2x version again, which was shipped within the latest minimal local pack?

best regards
Yeah I find it too, e.g. info ("i") icon is flickering sometimes... it is annoying but not so much. I thought it is some kind of lousy animation... On the other hand TV-out is working now so I don't care.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: Sutter on August 05, 2011, 04:04:03 pm
Hi there, sorry to be a n00b, but I need some help here (checked the help FAQ first, didn't get me too far)
New to attempt Dingux install, downloaded this:
I updated the minimal packs with everything you guys requested. You can get it here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZTY64OAJ


and set everything up with the help of the dingoowiki.com site. Flashed teh A320 ok, installed files on SD ok, but when the Dingux starts to boots, it goes along for a bit, then has a kernal panic. The screen is flashing at this point, so it's hard to read exactly what's wrong, but it lists: FATAL: cannot mount /dev/mmcb1k0, /dev/mmcb1k0p1 on /boot (17)

Wondering if it's related to my LCD version(ili9338). No kernal included in your download for ili9338 so I've used to one suggested on dingoowiki.com

Any suggestions or tips? Really keen to get this working.

Thanks
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: zear on August 05, 2011, 08:55:43 pm
It means it cannot find Dingux filesystem on the first partition. Perhaps there's some other partition on your card prior to the Dingux one, or the Dingux partition doesn't start from the first sector of the card. Reformat the card and see if the problem still occurs.
I have seen this problem before when people formatted the cards using Windows default tools. I'd highly recommend formatting on a Linux machine with cfdisk, if it's available.
But basically formatting the card and creating a partition which starts from the beginning of the card will fix the issue, use any tools that are able to do this :)
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: Sutter on August 06, 2011, 09:05:36 am
Bugger. I've tried reformatting a few times on my mac, but the same issue each time. Might have to find a friend with a Linux box.
Thanks for the help :)
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: zear on August 06, 2011, 02:12:07 pm
You DO have rootfs on your card, right? Since that could be why it can't find it :)
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: Steel76 on October 24, 2011, 05:26:40 pm
I have the same problem with the FATAL: blablabla :(

And YES, rootfs is on the card.

This is driving me nuts...

Edit: After a few formats, it finally worked :)
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: atari_afternoon on October 29, 2011, 06:52:28 pm
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This pack should be considered as a lightweight alternative to the other packs and a good starter for new Dingux users.

And right you were :) thank you for this package! Worked like magic when I installed DIngux the other day. Following the explanations here and tutorials, I was really lucky since everything went right from scratch.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: m0wtJ on January 21, 2012, 11:41:43 am
Could somebody upload a recent minimal local pack with rootfs and both zImage files please? Megaupload is down, I can't download the content from the link which was shared in this topic.
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: Stoofa on April 18, 2012, 07:27:05 pm
Hello there, I know someones already posted this but is there anywhere to get the local pack that isn't from megaupload?
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: zear on April 18, 2012, 07:43:23 pm
Hello there, I know someones already posted this but is there anywhere to get the local pack that isn't from megaupload?
Have you even read the whole topic? ;)
Title: Re: minimal local pack
Post by: btnheazy03 on June 06, 2012, 07:31:21 am
@Stoofa here: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/dingoo.cgi?0,0,0,0,116,477

R.I.P. megaupload, nuked by the US federal gov't...