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  1. #11
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    Re: ZSNES Won't Start Anymore

    that worked. but then it said there is a newer version available. so i did the sudo apt-get install zsnes, and it said it upgraded it. still works fine tho.

    side note, just wanna say that i first installed ubuntu in october, dual booted with vista. and not that i dont like vista, but i have used ubuntu almost strictly since then. im trying to pass it on to friends and family.

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    Re: ZSNES Won't Start Anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by erginemr View Post
    Try installing the ZSnes debian package given in getdeb.net:
    http://www.getdeb.net/app/ZSNES
    I tried installing the deb package, and it worked great -- not only that, but it was reading my ROM files from a NTFS partition without any glitches!

    HOWEVER - I saw the same update notification. So I went and did it. I get back, and it doesn't start. I get a window taht opens and closes in a heartbeat.

    This has something to do with the permissions to certain devices, and a permission to play around in a specific folder. What permissions should I set this to, and with what command? I'm assuming chmodding these should work, but there are options and I'm not familiar with them. Please take me through the steps, for the benefit of everyone.
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    Re: ZSNES Won't Start Anymore

    Don't worry. I will figure out a way to disable that nasty upgrade notification for zsnes...

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    Re: ZSNES Won't Start Anymore

    As suggested by the output of the terminal you guys are getting a "mcop error" in zsnes. Fortunately it is very common. Here is a link of how to fix it.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=593888

    -Matt
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    Home built desktop, 2x 2.33 GHz Quad Core Xeon, 8 Gb DDR2 FBRAM, HD 4850

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    Re: ZSNES Won't Start Anymore

    If the above method does not work, you may follow this one:

    1. Remove the ZSnes version installed by the update manager:
    Code:
    sudo aptitude remove zsnes
    2. Reinstall the Debian package you have downloaded from getdeb.net by double-clicking on it. Disregard the "you should install software from the repositories" warning.

    3. Take a copy of your dpkg database for extra safety:
    Code:
    sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/status.mybackup
    4. Edit the original file with:
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status
    5. Find the line "Package: zsnes". The corresponding block should be something like
    Code:
    Package: zsnes
    Status: install ok installed
    Priority: optional
    Section: otherosfs
    Installed-Size: 3368
    Maintainer: Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org>
    Architecture: i386
    Version: 1.510-1~getdeb1
    Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-0ubuntu1), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.2), libgl1-mesa | libgl1, libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.13-4), libsdl1.2debian (>= 1.2.10-1), libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.2), zlib1g (>= 1:1.2.1)
    Description: Emulator of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (TM)
     ZSNES allows you to play classic games written for the "SNES" game
     console on a GNU/Linux system. It supports advanced features such as
     multiplayer gameplay over a TCP/IP network.
     .
     Please note that many separately-available games playable under this
     emulator are non-free. See /usr/share/doc/zsnes/README.Debian for more
     information.
    Replace the line "Version: 1.510-1~getdeb1" to say, "Version: 1.520". This way, we shall trick Synaptic into believing that the ZSnes version from getdeb.net is higher than the one available in the Ubuntu / Debian repositories.

    6. Update your status with the new database:
    Code:
    sudo aptitude update
    That is all there to it. The update manager will not bother you anymore until a new version comes out.

    This technique also works for any such bothersome packages other than zsnes.
    Last edited by erginemr; February 14th, 2008 at 08:27 AM.

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    Re: ZSNES Won't Start Anymore

    or just don't update it. is that hard to not update it?
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    Re: ZSNES Won't Start Anymore

    Hi, all. Just got done installing gutsy and everything seems to be in order except for zsnes. After I set the video, it stopped working. I tried playing around with the video with no luck. Here's the output of 'sudo zsnes':


    matthew@matthew-laptop:~$ sudo zsnes
    [sudo] password for matthew:
    ZSNES v1.51, (c) 1997-2007, ZSNES Team
    Be sure to check http://www.zsnes.com/ for the latest version.

    ZSNES is written by the ZSNES Team (See AUTHORS.TXT)
    ZSNES comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software,
    and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions;
    please read 'LICENSE.TXT' thoroughly before doing so.

    Use ZSNES -? for command line definitions.

    Starting Mouse detection.
    ManyMouse: 2 mice detected.
    Using ManyMouse for:
    Mouse 0: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
    Mouse 1: Macintosh mouse button emulation
    Creating link /root/.kde/socket-matthew-laptop.
    can't create mcop directory

    Any ideas? You'd have my undying gratitude.

  8. #18
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    Re: ZSNES Won't Start Anymore

    Never mind guys, I fixed it. I feel so stupid for posting that now...sorry!

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