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Old 09-01-2004, 09:55 PM   #1
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Open Office and Zsnes Problems (Please help!)

OpenOffice and ZSNES are the two most crucial programs for me right now, and I am having problems with both.

First, is Openoffice. Straight from a fresh reinstall of Fedora, I fire up APT and when I do a Dist-upgrade it needs to remove Openoffice to solve a dependency issue. So Openoffice is now uninstalled. I can install it through the Fedora CD's but as soon as I do another dist-upgrade it needs to be removed before it will let me. I get this output from apt:

[root@localhost etc]# apt-get install
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies: Depends: (= 1.1.1-4) but 0:1.1.2-3.0.kde is to be installed
E: Broken packages
[root@localhost etc]#
Now I want to be able to use Openoffice but I would rather use it with also being able to use APT. This is a very wierd problem.

With ZSNES, I get slowdown with some games, namely Mario RPG and Yoshi's Island, two of my favorite games. I don't have this problem with Windows but I would like to remove Windows from my Hard drive altogether, and in order to do so I need to have ZSNES working the right way.

The problem is that the screen is sometimes jerky when it scrolls, or slow altogether. Yoshi's Island and Mario RPG have jerky screen scrolling all the time. With most other games, there is no "jerkiness" but the games randomly slowdown, possibly when a program is in the background going in or out of memory although I can't prove that.

Maybe if I cut down all unneeded services to increase speed? If so how do I do that and what isn't needed, is there a list?

Here is my XORG thingie:
# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "fbdevhw"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "keyboard"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Compaq V700 Color Monitor"
	DisplaySize  320	240
	HorizSync    30.0 - 85.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 160.0
	Option	    "dpms"

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
	Group        0
	Mode         0666
Is there anything that should be added or removed from the above file? Thanks!
Old 09-01-2004, 11:14 PM   #2
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Wait. So, you are using APT with Fedora? Is that usual?

You may want to consider using only RPMs with Fedora, or maybe switching to Debian and using APT.

About SNES emulation, I recently installed zsnes and snes9x on my computer (Debian SID using APT) and found snes9x to be much smoother. Give it a try!
Old 09-01-2004, 11:53 PM   #3
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Is SNES9X a gui or commandline emu?
Old 09-02-2004, 10:34 PM   #4
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Command line: snes9x
GUI: snes9express (GTK+)


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