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Old 03-28-2020, 04:14 PM   #1
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Bodhi 5.1 Legacy - Some apps (Retroarch, Gcompris) dont work for me anymore


I just wiped 5.0 installed 5.1 legacy on my pentium 4. [Had already done so on my 64-bit machines without issue, including one that used to run legacy, and don't have these issues there either.].

A couple apps for kids games that worked for me before I wiped are no longer working. I had been keeping the previous install updated, so understand that everything should still behave the same, so possible/likely that its a setting/config error on my end...

Retroarch opens a window, then closes it. No error messages or terminal output. I then added official libretro stable ppa and updated, still same thing. I do believe I was using ppa version before but not 100% sure.

Gcompris is not working at all. I'm confident the repo version used to work, it was one of the very first things I installed when I set up bodhi. Just in case tho I found a ppa with newer version, it didnt help.

edit:solved other game, removed

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Old 03-28-2020, 07:03 PM   #2
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Ok I found a workaround for gcompris, by using a command line switch to use software rendering instead of opengl.

Seems good enough, although I don't recall having to do that before.

Still no luck on retroarch tho. I saved .desktop files & with icons etc for all various snes/gba/psx/genesis games but need to get retroarch working to be able to use them!

There is absolutely no terminal output tho. Maybe its an opengl problem too, maybe I need to install something to support that better, although nothing came up as dependency.... The video on that machine is old integrated intel...
 
Old 03-28-2020, 08:58 PM   #3
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So I guess it is video issue for retroarch. I turned on verbose logging and can see plenty of errors in the logfile (attached). I tried upgrading to 5.3 kernel (from 4.9) incase theres fixes there, nope, nothing. So I dunno. Probably not a bodhi issue, probably a retroarch issue, and I'm already scouring their forums.
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Old 04-02-2020, 07:20 PM   #4
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Finally found the solution for retroarch. It seems it's their problem not autodetecting my video capabilities correctly (even tho the log shows it most certainly did.... but anyway). I had to add a line to .config/retroarch/retroarch.cfg to for my opengl mode and now it's working again too.
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video_driver = "gl1"
 
  


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