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Wich distro?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:05 pm
by General_Faliure
Hello.

I was wondering wich linux distro everyone is using.
I am now at Lubuntu 11.04.
I am planning to upgrade the pc hardware of my cab in the future, and i wonder if there are better options.
The Ubuntu repository's have no mess emulator so i had to compile it myself (there is a third party PPA, but it's a bit outdated)
I am thinking about a Debian based distro, it has quite some emulators in the repositories.
Your opinions please.

By the way, i am glad someone got rid of all the spambots, they are a pest.

Re: Wich distro?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:05 am
by Zombie
I use Mandriva 2010.2 on my dedicated Mame Console, but will be upgrading to 2011 due to 2010.2 running out of Support.

Mandriva has the best options for Emulators in my opinion, and supports Meta-packaging. I did a great deal to Mandriva up-stream to get the best support possible out of it.

As far as hardware goes, my hardware in my dedicated Console is dated. It has trouble running some more intense games under Mame. Additionally, I find i spend more time playing Console games circa Mednafen than Mame.Including obscure things like Neo Geo CD and Turbo Grafx CD.

The device hardware wise is an Nvidia ION2 Board. It's inside an XBox 360 Clamshell. It has a real 360 Transeiver inside it so it can pair with a 360 controller, or a Wiimote, or a PS3 Controller. But this requires Console level interaction. It uses 4 Street Fighter 4 "Fight Pads" as the default controllers used by it. I chose these because they are wireless and have a Saturn style layout.

It connects HDMI wise to a Hisense TV. and it uses a Detachable 360 Hard Drive.

Re: Wich distro?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:06 pm
by General_Faliure
i will give it a try on a test pc.
How about Mageia? It's a fork of mandriva and it seems a bit newer, will all the Mandriva packages work on Mageia?

Re: Wich distro?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:18 pm
by Zombie
Mageia 1 has backward compatibility with Mandriva 2010.2 packages. But that is all. After that, the backward compatibility ends. If you run Mageia 1, you should add 2010.2 urpmi soucres.

Re: Wich distro?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:14 pm
by General_Faliure
so i'll go for mandriva, just downloaded it.
You have told me about your xbox setup, it's fun having an xbox run linux.
Now i need some time, i don't have much of that now.

Re: Wich distro?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:59 pm
by Zombie
The XBox thing isn't a real XBox, it has an Nvidia ION2 Motherboard in it.

Re: Wich distro?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:49 pm
by krisbee
Zombie wrote:I use Mandriva 2010.2 on my dedicated Mame Console, but will be upgrading to 2011 due to 2010.2 running out of Support.
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Why would you upgrade on a console if everything works? My cabinet runs Mandriva 2006...

Re: Wich distro?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:44 pm
by Zombie
Newer emulators and expanded platform support.