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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #680 on: June 03, 2017, 01:05:38 pm »
It sounds weird to me. I am using the (0184.017b_linux_LCD_FIX and 0185.017b_linux_LCD_FIX) and I do not have issue with AttractMode and Mame. I am using the Git version of attract and it runs smoothly.
I provide you my attract binary, please give it a try (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1vsJyOrRLucSTFqNUxaM1ZGNXc).

I tried groovymame64_0186.017b_linux_LCD_BLACKFRAME and mouse control is fine.  I found if in AttractMode I change window_mode to window_no_border rather than fullscreen it does not hangup mame and the mouse works.

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #681 on: June 05, 2017, 07:03:20 am »
Great news, thank you PhoneGuy for testing.

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #682 on: July 09, 2017, 08:40:22 am »
Anyone else having a problem with the new release hanging after about ten minutes of inactivity?

I think I remember reading about this problem in the past but can't find the thread...

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #683 on: August 12, 2017, 06:07:12 am »
Im trying to modify the startup of GroovyArcade so it skips gasetup and the frontend and goes straight into Mame.

Firstly, where is the groovymame executable? I've had a look in all the common places with no luck.
Secondly, how is gasetup/frontend being launched on boot?


edit: Found it. It runs from /home/arcade/.xinitrc
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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #684 on: September 13, 2017, 06:50:41 am »
I'm trying to download the 2017 version but the ISO seems to have been removed from the Google Drive folder, am I missing something?

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #685 on: September 13, 2017, 12:49:30 pm »
I Will check

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #686 on: September 15, 2017, 08:47:16 am »
Great, thanks  :)

I have seen another download link on emulationrealm.net but that site is down at the moment

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #687 on: September 15, 2017, 11:37:04 am »
Hi, if you want i have a copy in my drive, here

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #688 on: September 16, 2017, 09:19:31 am »
Awesome, thanks man :cheers:

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #689 on: September 22, 2017, 09:49:16 am »
I'm considering building a new old pc for groovyarcade. One is already on my arcade cabinet and I'm wondering if what I remember is real or not.

Using an ArcadeVGA will give me 15khz all the time but I remember reading it has some fixed modelines so not all resolutions produced by SwitchRes would work.
Is that true?

Or should I go with an old ATI VGA?

Also, is there any PCI-E ATI video card that is fully compatible?
This would increase the number of motherboards that I can use and I can even try for a small form build with some ITX board.

EDIT: Also I have at the moment a motherboard with Intel Celeron J1800 Dual-Core 2.41Ghz. Do you think this would be enough for KI and KI2? Nes,Snes and even maybe N64?
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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #690 on: October 13, 2017, 11:19:11 am »
All download links are down. Latest available version on google drive is 2016.
Anybody have 2017 release?

Thnx in advance

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #691 on: October 18, 2017, 12:43:07 am »
All download links are down. Latest available version on google drive is 2016.
Anybody have 2017 release?

Thnx in advance
Any luck I am looking for it too ...

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #692 on: October 20, 2017, 12:46:42 pm »

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #693 on: November 27, 2017, 05:13:09 pm »
I noticed that the Daphne emulator is included in the 2017 build. Has anyone got this working and could they provide some instructions on setting it up and what goes where please, as I'm not getting very far with it!

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #694 on: December 12, 2017, 03:50:57 pm »
Hi,

Would the devs be so kind to upload the very latest version of the 2017 CD? This christmas I will pick up my hobby again  ;)


Thanks!!!

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #695 on: January 05, 2018, 03:26:43 am »
Hi, hope someone can help. I am using GroovyArcade-Arch2017.05.01-x86_64.iso which works fine but I want to upgrade to the groovymame 193 to test the latest Cave improvements.

From what I read I need to do a system update to support the new version dependancies. I run sudo pacman -Syuu which updates fine but when I restart, my arcade monitor will no longer sync. It keeps clicking trying to sync.

Any ideas? Is the ATI driver be overridden or someting?

thanks all

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #696 on: January 08, 2018, 08:20:17 am »
Hi, hope someone can help. I am using GroovyArcade-Arch2017.05.01-x86_64.iso which works fine but I want to upgrade to the groovymame 193 to test the latest Cave improvements.

From what I read I need to do a system update to support the new version dependancies. I run sudo pacman -Syuu which updates fine but when I restart, my arcade monitor will no longer sync. It keeps clicking trying to sync.

Any ideas? Is the ATI driver be overridden or someting?

thanks all

So it looks like running the update
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sudo pacman -Syuu also updates the patched kernel which breaks the monitor settings.
I had to update the /etc/pacman.conf file first with
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IgnorePkg = linux to tell it to not update the kernel when doing an update.
After that I was able to run groovymame 193 perfectly.

Cheers

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #697 on: January 15, 2018, 04:10:11 pm »
Is possible to use GroovyArcade with 2 videocards and have it on the second card?
My system have a nvidia and a ati card. Nvidia is the primary card.

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #698 on: January 16, 2018, 09:55:43 am »
Is possible to use GroovyArcade with 2 videocards and have it on the second card?
My system have a nvidia and a ati card. Nvidia is the primary card.

If you are only using 1 15Khz output at a time, yes it is feasible. You will have to play with xrandr to know the right name of the output device and update the boot configuration accordingly. 

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #699 on: January 31, 2018, 10:22:08 am »
I will try. Thanks.

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #700 on: February 25, 2018, 02:13:19 am »


Hi Guys, first of all I do want to thankyou the GA developers and supporters for the great job they are doing.
I'm n00b with GA and I'm facing a few problems, if anyone could help me address that, I'd be really grateful.

I've last GA installed on HD on my "arcade machine" (vorke v1 chinese comp) ad I get no audio and no wifi connection.
I tried messing with options but nothing worked. I guess with audio there's a kernel problem because I tried a live session on a different hardware ad audio worked fine. So I'm afraid there's no solution until next GA and kernel upgrade.

The wifi is a little bit strange instead. The SSID is recognized, but DHCP can't assign an IP address. I even tried a manual IP assignement without success.

So do you think there's a way to solve my problems? I was wondering about a manual kernel update but I don't know how to do that.

I wait confident

 

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #701 on: March 05, 2018, 02:01:51 pm »
Hello,

I have a new GA version(only for test)

-Experimental Fix Vertical interlaces games [by Doozer]
-New Groovymame 195
-New option menu from gasetup add presets monitors.
-New option menu for fix tearing issues.
-Last AdvmenuPlus version.
-Support all xin-mon encoder.
-Organize option from gasetup menu.
-New joystick options (not all available).
-New network options.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ARSZWtuSg7NyaOo6OHiqn3SnBBrDx15u
« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 02:03:31 pm by ves »

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2018
« Reply #702 on: March 06, 2018, 02:59:13 am »
Wow, great news, thanks. Testing in 2 hours.

Inviato dal mio XT1032 utilizzando Tapatalk


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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2017
« Reply #703 on: March 06, 2018, 06:59:12 am »
Hello,

I have a new GA version(only for test)

-Experimental Fix Vertical interlaces games [by Doozer]
-New Groovymame 195
-New option menu from gasetup add presets monitors.
-New option menu for fix tearing issues.
-Last AdvmenuPlus version.
-Support all xin-mon encoder.
-Organize option from gasetup menu.
-New joystick options (not all available).
-New network options.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ARSZWtuSg7NyaOo6OHiqn3SnBBrDx15u

Hi ves,
I'll test it too in order to check if it may fix my troubles.
Question: does 2018 release include a kernel update or it's a somehow planned activity?
Thx

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2018
« Reply #704 on: March 07, 2018, 02:48:22 am »
Hi Ves,

I have noticed that you are using kernel 4.15.7. From 4.14.x onward, I am experiencing video playback issue with the AMD radeon driver. The issue seems to be related to some memory pointer corruption and only happen when video is played in fullscreen mode. No issue for groovymame but if people use the AttractMode frontend, they will experience picture freeze and no keyboard response when the screen saver kicks in in movie playback mode.

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4.15.7-1-ARCH (arcade@Archlinux) (gcc version 7.3.0 (GCC)) #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Mar 4 00:23:34 CET 2018

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2018
« Reply #705 on: March 07, 2018, 09:24:22 am »
Lux is the last kernel

Doozer, I only tried from advmenu and lxde, everything works ok, but there is another user reporting video failures, I will check as soon as possible.

http://www.aumap.org/foro/index.php?topic=2775.msg25563#msg25563
« Last Edit: March 07, 2018, 09:33:41 am by ves »

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2018
« Reply #706 on: March 07, 2018, 09:42:46 am »
Lux is the last kernel

Doozer, I only tried from advmenu and lxde, everything works ok, but there is another user reporting video failures, I will check as soon as possible.

http://www.aumap.org/foro/index.php?topic=2775.msg25563#msg25563

I do not have access to my test bench. I am curious to hear how tekken3 or tektagt are behaving. If someone can test this with the CD, I would appreciate to know if they are able to reach in-game.

I will share a visual of the video corruption artefact later. (tested on 5 different setup)

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2018
« Reply #707 on: March 08, 2018, 04:15:37 am »
Hello Doozer,

Could you try this attractmode please.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0NB2HYUHHktVW80amlMU2NJaUU

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2018
« Reply #708 on: March 08, 2018, 04:53:23 am »
To illustrate the case, here is the kind of video corruption you can have after running tektagt : DRM screen pointer corruption

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2018
« Reply #709 on: March 08, 2018, 04:59:34 am »
You have broken the mvs/aes pcb  :lol


What graphics card are you using?
« Last Edit: March 08, 2018, 05:01:33 am by ves »

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2018
« Reply #710 on: March 08, 2018, 06:07:01 am »
You have broken the mvs/aes pcb  :lol

What graphics card are you using?

Indeed I own the windjammer MVS (genuine and fully working cartridge). I forgot to mention that resetting the game and setting again the DRM call for the CRTC bring back the proper picture. It is what I did by pressing the F3 key in the middle of the video without quitting the game. But this is linked to groovymame.

I will test the provided attract version but I doubt it will bring enhancement. My current version is latest GIT (head from Tue Jan 30 17:51:35). I already managed to discard a potential issue with attract due to proper behaviour if attract is restarted without closing Xorg. When Xorg is restarted the issue is back. It means the solution reside within the initialisation of some video playback elements.

The graphic cards I use are AIT based (5450, 3650, 3450, 7450, 8990 and 6450). All having the same issue starting from kernel 4.14 onward. Everything is good with 4.13.x (stopped) and 4.9.x (long term)

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2018
« Reply #711 on: March 08, 2018, 06:35:23 am »
From attractmode menu change "Full Screen Mode" by "Fill Screen" (Default)

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« Reply #712 on: March 08, 2018, 09:31:28 am »
From attractmode menu change "Full Screen Mode" by "Fill Screen" (Default)

Good point, I did not thought about looking at how the window mode is managed.

Under Linux Full screen is set as default.

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#ifdef SFML_SYSTEM_LINUX
        m_window_mode( Fullscreen ),
#else   
        m_window_mode( Default ),
#endif

I am using default which is fill screen.

My configuration is
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window_mode          default

From source
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const char *FeSettings::windowModeTokens[] =
{
        "default",
        "fullscreen",
        "window",
        "window_no_border",
        NULL
};

Now the matching names
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const char *FeSettings::windowModeDispTokens[] =
{
        "Fill Screen (Default)",
        "Fullscreen Mode",
        "Window",
        "Window (No Border)",
        NULL
};

I will try the full screen mode to see if it works better. Thanks for the advise.

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2018
« Reply #713 on: March 08, 2018, 02:29:11 pm »

Provided attract and screen options does not fix the issue with video playback. As mentioned, it is kernel related and could be solve with future library or kernel update.

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2018
« Reply #714 on: March 08, 2018, 03:10:52 pm »
Yhe config and attractmode isn't for fix video gm, only fix Focus and keyboard.

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« Reply #715 on: March 08, 2018, 04:22:40 pm »
Yhe config and attractmode isn't for fix video gm, only fix Focus and keyboard.

I am confused. I have no issue with focus and keyboard but thanks for helping.

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Re: GroovyArcade live-CD New Release 2018
« Reply #716 on: March 08, 2018, 05:01:33 pm »
Hi Ves,

I have noticed that you are using kernel 4.15.7. From 4.14.x onward, I am experiencing video playback issue with the AMD radeon driver. The issue seems to be related to some memory pointer corruption and only happen when video is played in fullscreen mode. No issue for groovymame but if people use the AttractMode frontend, they will experience picture freeze and no keyboard response when the screen saver kicks in in movie playback mode.

Code: [Select]
4.15.7-1-ARCH (arcade@Archlinux) (gcc version 7.3.0 (GCC)) #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Mar 4 00:23:34 CET 2018

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« Reply #717 on: March 09, 2018, 12:44:54 am »
I'm looking forward to this. I thought I would give Windows a go. It's taken 5 hours just to do security updates, and I pretty much have no ram left :(

Back to GroovyArcade for me

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« Reply #718 on: March 09, 2018, 03:35:58 am »
@VES, I was too short in the description given in my sentence :P

Here is the description of the AM screen saver issue.

First, some clarifications. This issue is related to screensaver.nut layout in either screen saving mode or as a layout/theme mode. I have not been able to reproduce it with other layouts playing videos (like grid, ...). It does not occur in screensaver mode picture mosaic, only simplemovie, RGB or tile. From now on I am anly speaking about the screensaver.nut behavior.

When the screen saver script starts the system behaves normally and respond correctly to all commands. The video is played fine and can be interrupted normally with keyboard key press. After XX seconds ( 10-30s depending on video length) the video playback freeze and the system does not accept keypress anymore (strace shows that AM does not process ticks anymore, which is link to an internal dead lock somewhere preventing timer to run). Despite the still picture on the screen, the sound continues to play for few more seconds and stop (muted, no loop, no annoying noise). AM is from that point totally unresponsive to any command/key whatsoever (I mean clicks, keys, with focus :-) ). The only way to get rid of this is to kill AM. Now when AM restart, the video playback is ALWAYS black with no sound and no command.

Nevertheless I found 2 different behaviours which could be linked to some bad initialisation state (which translate to either a library issue or a driver issue)

Case 1

- X start
- start AM
- Screen saver kicks in
- Video playback OK for few secs
- Video playback freezes
- Kill AM
- start AM  <-- immediate video playback issue
- stop AM
- stop X

- restart X
- start AM
- Screen saver kicks in
- Video playback OK for few secs <-- restarting X can restore proper state
- Video playback freezes
- Kill AM
- start AM  <-- video issue

Case 2

- X start
- start AM
- Screen saver kicks in
- Video playback OK
- Stop AM before freeze occurs
- start AM
- Screen saver kicks in
- Video playback OK
- Video playback freezes but later comparer to a first start <--

The regression shows that changes introduced in kernel DRM from 4.14 onwards are linked to the issue. Kernel 4.9.X is the latest with working playback. As soon as I found the reason behind this (I need to be lucky) or if lib/kernel updates will solved it I will revert and provide feedback.

Now, it is better to continue in another thread to not interfere with your groovyarcade topic as this is not related to it. If someone has some fresh idea on how this could be solved....
« Last Edit: March 09, 2018, 03:39:12 am by Doozer »

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« Reply #719 on: March 11, 2018, 03:35:40 am »
Hi quick question: how can I get the permission to write in usr/share/attract/layout path in LXDE?
It's needed in order to add nevato layout to attract mode frontend

EDIT: easy answer, just used this terminal command in LXDE:

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sudo cp -r /currentPath usr/share/attract/layout

You just need to replace the "/currentPath" string with the path where you downloaded the nevato theme folder. The -r stands for recursive, since it is a folder (parent), with sub-folders/files (children) and therefore mandatory.

Btw I'm testing the 2018 release and I still have troubles with audio (GA lists 4 sound cards, but no one works and all have a zero marker on the left) and wifi (I got the problem: my wifi has WPA2 security standard which isn't supported)
« Last Edit: March 14, 2018, 11:08:55 am by -lux- »

  
 

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