ubuntu & openMSX for a newbie

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By riquet

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14-06-2016, 14:51

I installed ubuntu on a new hd 5 days ago ; my priority is to install an MSX emulator but how can i install openMSX ?
I found this link https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/xenial/+source/openmsx with 3 files to download, but what can i do with this ?

If you have a tuto or few time to explain me step by step... thanks a lot.

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By rolandve

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14-06-2016, 15:33

If you downloaded the .deb files, I would say : double click
If you want to get the newest version the forum has tips. Look here for example
https://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/openmsx/latest-version-of...

The proces for ubuntu is similar for mint.

Happy emulating.

By Creepy

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14-06-2016, 16:42

Why not install from ubuntu directly? Openmsx should be available from the software center. Or install it via the commandline: sudo apt-get install openmsx

By riquet

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14-06-2016, 17:14

Creepy wrote:

Why not install from ubuntu directly?

I try, ubuntu propose "openMSX catapult", I install it but I have a fatal error [...Couldn't find ROM file for "C-BIOS Main ROM"...]
Can I find (1) and install (2) the ROM files somewhere ?

Thanks for help.

By Manuel

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14-06-2016, 22:40

sudo apt-get install cbios
but that should normally happen if you do
sudo apt-get install openmsx

Just a tip: if you start using Linux, make sure you know how to use it... follow some basic tutorials. One thing is that you must realize that on Linux you usually download and install all from the central package repository (like an app store). Don't download stuff just from the web, that's asking for trouble.

By riquet

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18-06-2016, 14:38

Manuel wrote:

sudo apt-get install openmsx

1 It's what I do first... openMSX never works Crying
2 I install openMSX catapult with ubuntu apps... openMSX never works Crying

I have uninstalled both apps.

By Manuel

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18-06-2016, 14:46

if you do sudo apt-get install openmsx you automatically get cbios installed. Can you verify that?

By riquet

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18-06-2016, 23:37

Yes Manuel, cbios was installed in a different folder but nothing in "systemroms" .
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The systemroms sub directory was empty... was it normal ?
And impossible for me to put some roms in this subdir : acces denied

By Manuel

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19-06-2016, 01:04

If cbios was installed correctly, it will add symbolic links from /usr/share/openmsx/systemroms/ to /usr/share/cbios/, like this:

$ ls -la /usr/share/openmsx/systemroms/
total 12
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 mei  8 08:03 .
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 4096 mei  8 08:03 ..
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   31 mrt 26 17:34 cbios_logo_msx1.rom -> ../../cbios/cbios_logo_msx1.rom

etc.

This may be relatively new for my cbios package version and I'm not sure how it was done in the past.

Which version of the cbios and openmsx packages are you using exactly?

This is what I have:

$ dpkg -l | grep cbios
ii  cbios                                    0.27-2                               all          open source MSX BIOS roms
$ dpkg -l | grep openmsx
ii  openmsx                                  0.12.0-2                             amd64        MSX emulator that aims for perfection
ii  openmsx-catapult                         0.12.0-1                             amd64        GUI for openMSX
ii  openmsx-data                             0.12.0-2                             all          datafiles for openMSX, an MSX emulator

You can of course also always create your own systemroms folder in your home folder: ~/.openMSX/share/systemroms and put stuff in there. Even symlinks to the installed C-BIOS ROMs. But that simply shouldn't be necessary. When C-BIOS is installed, it should be used by openMSX automatically. Perhaps there was a bug in the previous packages? (Hence it's interesting to know which versions you have.)

By Bas Wijnen

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19-06-2016, 16:43

The Debian packages (which I maintain) were broken for a short while; they placed the files in the wrong place. Ubuntu seems to have used those broken packages. That is version 0.27-1. On Ubuntu's site, I see that 0.27-2 is available in yakkety, and it contains the fixes. My guess is you are running xenial, which contains the broken version.

By riquet

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19-06-2016, 18:41

Bas Wijnen wrote:

My guess is you are running xenial, which contains the broken version.

Bingo ! Big smile
I'm looking to install yakkety. Thank you Bas and Manuel.

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