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|Summary=Accelerated ATI/AMD binary drivers for Radeon HD 5000 and newer chipsets.
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|Summary=A cross-platform Atari Jaguar emulator.
|CatPkg=x11-drivers/ati-drivers
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|CatPkg=games-emulation/virtualjaguar
|Maintainer=Drobbins
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|Maintainer=
|Homepage=
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|Homepage=http://icculus.org/virtualjaguar
|Repository=Funtoo Overlay
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|Overlay=Funtoo
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{{Warning|These drivers are not being regularly maintained by AMD, resulting in a sub-optimal and unreliable experience for many users. Symptoms generally involve X not starting at all, things like gnome-shell crashing on startup, etc. If you have problems with these drivers, consider using the free {{Package|x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati}}, which are actually quite good and hassle-free.}}
 
  
== Introduction ==
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[http://icculus.org/virtualjaguar Virtual Jaguar] is a cross-platform Atari Jaguar emulator with a Qt UI. Currently the only one still in active development, it is being utilized by developers of Jaguar software in conjunction with real hardware tools like the [http://www.harmlesslion.com/cgi-bin/showprog.cgi?search=skunkboard Skunkboard]. Also the only Jaguar emulator that comes with it's own pack-in title: [http://reboot.atari.org/new-reboot/downfall.html Downfall]. One of the stated goals of the project is to increase the compatibility as much as possible; as a result, speed is sometimes sacrificed.
  
<tt>x11-drivers/ati-drivers</tt> (often referred to as "<tt>fglrx</tt>", the name of its kernel module) is the proprietary, accelerated driver for AMD (ATI) graphics cards.
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=== Features ===
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* Multi-platform (currently Linux, Windows, and MacOS)
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* Gamepad support
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* Full screen support
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* Good compatibility with existing Jaguar software
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* Built-in facilities to assist developers in creating new software
  
== Preparing to Install ==
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=== Technical Features ===
 
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* Partially multithreaded implementation of processor cores
=== Xorg-server compatibility ===
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* Customized version of the UAE 68000 core
 
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* GUI is decoupled from emulator core
{{Note|The release of the 14.9-r1 driver ebuild eliminates the need to mask <code>xorg-server-1.16</code>.}}
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<code>ati-drivers-14.9-r1</code> has been added to the Funtoo Portage tree which contains a special Ubuntu-only release of the drivers that are compatible with {{Package|x11-base/xorg-server}} version 1.16. If you are using the "stock" drivers, then typically, you would need to mask <code>xorg-server</code> as follows. This is not necessary with 14.9-r1:
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Add the following to <code>/etc/portage/package.mask</code>:
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{{File|name=/etc/portage/package.mask|body=
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>=x11-base/xorg-server-1.16
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}}
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If X is already installed, force it to downgrade by typing:
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<console>
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# ##i##emerge -auDN world
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</console>
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A few packages will downgrade, and you'll be ready to go.
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=== Configuring the kernel ===
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Configure the kernel as follows. Note that the Direct Rendering Manager is '''not''' enabled. It's possible to have it selected as a kernel module, but should not be built-in to your kernel.
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{{kernelop|desc=
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[*] Enable loadable module support
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Processor type and features --->
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      [*] MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support
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Bus options (PCI etc.) --->
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      [*] PCI Express Port Bus Support
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      [*] Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI and MSI-X)
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Device Drivers --->
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      Graphics support --->
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            < > Direct Rendering Manager (xFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support) --->
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}}
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{{note|If you need support for AGP cards, enable the following kernel options:}}
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{{kernelop|desc=
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Device Drivers --->
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      Graphics support --->
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            <*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) --->
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                  Select an appropriate AGP driver:
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                  <*> AMD Opteron/Athlon64 on-CPU GART support
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}}
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=== Editing make.conf ===
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Add the following to your <code>/etc/make.conf</code>:
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<console>
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# ##i##nano /etc/make.conf
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VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"
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</console>
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=== Enabling AMD Catalyst Control Center ===
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Then, add the following to <code>/etc/portage/package.use</code> if you would like to enable support for AMD Catalyst Control Center:
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<console>
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###i## nano /etc/portage/package.use
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x11-drivers/ati-drivers qt4
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</console>
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{{Note|If you are using a desktop or workstation profile, this USE flag will be enabled by default.}}
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== Installing ==
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=== Emerging the package ===
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If you allready have emerged xorg-server, all you need to install the drivers is running the following command:
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<console>
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###i## emerge -av --changed-use --deep @world
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</console>
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otherwise you may install the drivers with
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<console>
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###i## emerge -av x11-drivers/ati-drivers
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</console>
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== Configuring ==
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Next, set ati-drivers to manage the system's OpenGL and OpenCL implementations:
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<console>
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###i## eselect opengl set ati
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###i## eselect opencl set amd
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</console>
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Afterwards, run <code>aticonfig</code> to modify the X-server configuration file to work with the ati-drivers:
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<console>
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###i## aticonfig --initial
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</console>
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{{tip|If you would like to have a full-resolution framebuffer with ati-drivers, check out [[uvesafb| uvesafb]]}}
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== Troubleshooting ==
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=== I am using a HDMI connection, and my monitor's display has a black border around it. ===
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Disable overscan using the following command, as root:
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<console>
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# ##i##aticonfig --set-pcs-val=MCIL,DigitalHDTVDefaultUnderscan,0
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</console>
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You may need to restart your X session.
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=== GNOME 3 windows only refresh when I drag them. ===
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This is a known issue, reported in [http://bugs.funtoo.org/browse/FL-1130 Funtoo Bug 1130]. This issue has been fixed by addressing a bug in cogl -- upgrade to cogl-1.12.2-r2 to fix it.
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=== Compton with backend glx does not work well with ati-drivers ===
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Try running compton with the following switches:
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<console>
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###i## compton --backend glx --vsync none --paint-on-overlay
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</console>
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[[Category:Video Cards]]
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[[Category:First Steps]]
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{{EbuildFooter}}
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Latest revision as of 15:51, November 30, 2014

games-emulation/virtualjaguar


Source Repository:Gentoo Portage Tree
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Summary: A cross-platform Atari Jaguar emulator.

Virtualjaguar


Virtual Jaguar is a cross-platform Atari Jaguar emulator with a Qt UI. Currently the only one still in active development, it is being utilized by developers of Jaguar software in conjunction with real hardware tools like the Skunkboard. Also the only Jaguar emulator that comes with it's own pack-in title: Downfall. One of the stated goals of the project is to increase the compatibility as much as possible; as a result, speed is sometimes sacrificed.

Features

  • Multi-platform (currently Linux, Windows, and MacOS)
  • Gamepad support
  • Full screen support
  • Good compatibility with existing Jaguar software
  • Built-in facilities to assist developers in creating new software

Technical Features

  • Partially multithreaded implementation of processor cores
  • Customized version of the UAE 68000 core
  • GUI is decoupled from emulator core