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Mint 19. and retropie X86
« on: December 29, 2019, 09:07:38 am »
 I am trying Ubuntu 18.04LTS. first time on linux on a PC.
PC is a HP ProDesk Intel i5 -4590, 3.3GHz, 10 gig of ram. my video card is PNY Technologies GeForceGT710 2GB DDR3 PCIE slot.
I have 2 retropi 3b plus and have no problems with them . I have even made my own image a few times. retropi I am comfertable with.
My problems are PC USB WIFI. I can not find one Ubuntu likes. RTL8811AU drivers.
2nd problem is in X86 retropie the sound and video is very choppy.
I have downloaded all N64 emulators and only 2 will load games. I am thinking it is my video card driver. This PC should run all N64 games no problems
 HDmi and Sound is working on my 50 inch LG TV
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and retropie X86
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2019, 10:32:25 am »
Have you tried upgrading the kernel? That's the first thing I try when I have driver issues.
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and retropie X86
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2019, 10:28:15 pm »
'yes I did.
I switched to linux Mint.
Mint found drivers. video card is better. WIFI is seen for driver but still no wifi
istalled retropie updating packages now

Mint is a much simpler Linux to start with.. Still installing and updating packages in retropie. the PPSSPP abdate is taking all morning.
I have desktop resized but it seems to revert back to a 76 inch TV after restart. My TV is 50 inch
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and retropie X86
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2019, 07:30:40 am »
still no luck with wifi. looks like a new card or USB wifi will be needed.
any suggestions on a Linux one.?

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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and retropie X86
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 07:38:30 am »
Have you tried following the instructions listed here:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1056291/driver-rtl8811au-for-usb-wifi
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and retropie X86
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2019, 10:43:34 am »
I have tried. many times.
gethub and I seem to have a problem. with any web browser I can log in. but with terminal mode I am asked for user name and password. then denied.

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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and retropie X86
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2019, 01:00:27 pm »
I have tried. many times.
gethub and I seem to have a problem. with any web browser I can log in. but with terminal mode I am asked for user name and password. then denied.

That's weird. Have you tried putting a sudo in front of the git command? It isn't normally necessary, but your system might be set up in a weird way.
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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and retropie X86
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2019, 01:28:58 pm »
I will try that on the next PC. I have multi PC's all Windows 7. Moving away from Windows.
 My bed room has router to internet. only wired connection. Rest of the House is WIFI.
BUT this TV  in bed room only has HDMI no  :censored: PC port. GRRRR.
I did get N64 running. A Face book group member said yank video card. So I did. Stole 1 TV from Kitchen 20 inch with VGA port.
Updated driver and BOOM fixed. Diddy Kong racing and Mario Cart use 2 different EMU's but there smooth and Playing.
I do know almost every thing I do. I have to type password in. this is driving me nuts.
even to go to internet boom password. Change setting in retro pie BOOM  password
I keep thinking shove this  :censored: password up your virtual  :censored:
Thanks for all the help.

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Re: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and retropie X86
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2020, 07:58:20 am »
I am not giving up . just walked away and picked up 3 loads of fire wood  and rested the rest of the day

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Re: Mint 19. and retropie X86
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2020, 02:36:58 pm »
changed titel since I am usint Mint now and not ubuntu.
ordered new wifi dongle . Panda 300Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter
this one has good reviews for linux,
still working to get video card working fully


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Re: Mint 19. and retropie X86
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2020, 10:43:16 am »
new dongle still not working. PC with Linux still not even seeing it. I tossed in Windows 7 Hard drive and loaded driver and it works fine.
At Mint forum I see many people lost WiFi with Mint 19.3
others are saying worked fine with 18.3. downloading 18.3 now.
I will toss that on a small 100 gig HD and see what happens.

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Re: Mint 19. and retropie X86
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2020, 01:34:44 pm »
I have WiFi with 19.3 Linux Mint. realtec RTL8811AU My first dongle I started with. FIX was
sudo apt-get install rtl8812au-dkms
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Re: Mint 19. and retropie X86
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2020, 06:36:16 pm »
just updating.
I have Retro Pie X86 up and running. with My video card. I need to work on some systems . PSX hung up for some reason. But I wanted to ply some and not work on PC today.
I am liking Mint more and more each day.
next task is to get rid of having to type password for every little thing. most annoying.

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Re: Mint 19. and retropie X86
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2020, 03:55:50 pm »
next task is to get rid of having to type password for every little thing. most annoying.
Depending on your system, either add your user to the wheel group (and make sure the wheel group has passwordless sudo) or just add the user to sudoers (passwordless, again)
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