LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-24-2008, 12:36 PM   #1
psychobeith
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Installing Mupen64 in Linpus Lite


Right, Okay!

I have an Acer aspire one running an Linpus linux lite and I have downloaded Mupen64 5.0 (The N64 emulator) for Linux and I can't get it to install for some reason... A.K.A., I'm thick...

So any help would be much appreciated and remember to dumb it down to the max for me!

-psychobeith
 
Old 11-24-2008, 02:13 PM   #2
djsoundfx
Member
 
Registered: May 2008
Distribution: Gentoo, Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS, BSD, Solaris
Posts: 81

Rep: Reputation: 23
We'll need some more details if we're going to be able to help. When you say it can't install for some reason... what are you doing to install it (i.e. ./configure, make, rpm, dpkg, etc. )? and are you receiving any errors when you run whatever install command you're using?

Post what you're doing to install this, and what (if any) errors you're receiving.
 
Old 11-24-2008, 04:31 PM   #3
psychobeith
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Exclamation

Alright. I downloaded it, unzipped it and put it in a Mupen folder in the home directory. Inside were no executable files except one called "Mupen64" (It isn't .exe or .rpm, it just says executable) But whenever I try to open it nothing happens.

What do I do?!?

-psychobeith
 
Old 11-26-2008, 11:34 AM   #4
psychobeith
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Exclamation

Oh, sorry, the penny finally dropped, lol.

At first I was just double clicking the "mupen64" executable file but that didn't work so I tried to use the terminal but I don't know how...

I'm so confused

-psychobeith
 
Old 11-26-2008, 01:25 PM   #5
djsoundfx
Member
 
Registered: May 2008
Distribution: Gentoo, Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS, BSD, Solaris
Posts: 81

Rep: Reputation: 23
Psycho, I'm not familiar with linpus lite so I'm downloading it now.

I'll write you an install procedure once I get it installed and working.

Man it's a slow day at work... hehe though I'm always up for playing with new distros...
 
Old 11-26-2008, 05:00 PM   #6
psychobeith
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Wink

You are truly a saint! Thank you!!! I've been dying without my N64 games!

-psychobeith
 
Old 11-28-2008, 10:32 AM   #7
djsoundfx
Member
 
Registered: May 2008
Distribution: Gentoo, Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS, BSD, Solaris
Posts: 81

Rep: Reputation: 23
Hey Psycho,

Here's what I've been able to discover. The file I downloaded from Mupen 64 ( http://mupen64.emulation64.com/files...64-0.5.tar.bz2 ) is a compressed archive file. I downloaded it to my desktop and the rest of the commands I had to run in terminal.
Here's where it might get tricky. First you have to extract the archive. First Open terminal ( go to xfce menu -> system -> click terminal ). Once terminal is open you have to do the following...

[linpus@LINPUS ~]$ cd Desktop
[linpus@LINPUS Desktop]$ tar xjvf mupen64-0.5.tar.bz2

Now, the files have been extracted but the executable file " mupen64 " won't run just by double clicking it. So you have to run this through terminal as well.

[linpus@LINPUS Desktop]$ cd mupen64-0.5
[linpus@LINPUS mupen64-0.5]$ ./mupen64

Mupen 64 launches fine. However since this is running on a VM for me I was actually able to load a ROM because the virtual graphics card is not supported =P. If you run into crashing issues it might be because your graphics card is unsupported. Mupen recommends NVidia or ATI chipsets.

Hope that helps.
 
Old 11-28-2008, 04:58 PM   #8
psychobeith
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2008
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Cool

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Thank you so much! I can play games again! I OWE YOU ONE! THANKS!

-psychobeith
 
Old 02-13-2009, 06:38 AM   #9
xpk3
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Location: england, the land where the english hate the english
Distribution: Linpus Linux Lite
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
stuck

hi

i got as far as [linpus@LINPUS mupen64-0.5]$ ./mupen64 but when i input this it says Couldn't read config file '/mnt/home/Desktop/mupen64-0.5/.//mupen64.conf': No such file or directory then the MUpen 64 v0.5 box loads up but i cant find any ROMs for it. did u have the same problem?
 
Old 02-13-2009, 08:12 AM   #10
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
I don't know, but I recommend mupen64plus, it's a whole lot more efficient (especially on 64-bit with dynamic recompiler) and less buggy:
http://code.google.com/p/mupen64plus/
 
Old 02-14-2009, 09:57 AM   #11
xpk3
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Location: england, the land where the english hate the english
Distribution: Linpus Linux Lite
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks

thanks
 
Old 02-14-2009, 02:23 PM   #12
xpk3
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Location: england, the land where the english hate the english
Distribution: Linpus Linux Lite
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
1 more question, where do u get ur roms from?
 
Old 02-14-2009, 03:01 PM   #13
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
(sigh) ... that's one question you should not ask. I can't tell you where I get roms, but I can tell you that I just use google to get what I want.
 
Old 02-14-2009, 03:17 PM   #14
xpk3
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Location: england, the land where the english hate the english
Distribution: Linpus Linux Lite
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
point very well taken
 
  


Reply

Tags
help, linux


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I install Linpus Lite from Livecd? BryanW Linux - Distributions 10 12-06-2008 03:19 AM
Linpus Linux Lite paraplegicpanda Linux - Hardware 3 12-01-2008 12:26 PM
Linpus lite grub/booting linpus to a terminal Only_he_stands_here Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 11-15-2008 07:51 PM
Installing Linpus Lite on Notebook geekinchief Linux - Laptop and Netbook 5 11-03-2008 01:53 PM
Linpus Lite -- Same as Fedora? chesquita Fedora 3 09-23-2008 09:56 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration