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Weird issues under Linux

Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:19 pm


I tried BII under Linux, using a fresh xubuntu 12.04 install, I built the binary from the source repository https://github.com/cebix/macemu, using sdl. I launched it on a 7.5.3 virtual system image running great under BII for windows. BII starts fine, but the mouse movement is very sluggish. Also, some keys are not working. I checked in the Mac notepad and keycaps app and, for example, all the horizontal num keys seem dead. I checked the keycodes with xev under Linux, everything seems correctly mapped in the keycode file (and raw keycode option is enabled) but BII seems to ignore these keystrokes.

I tried with and without JIT enabled. Only difference is that the display is even slower with JIT disabled, but no change for the keyboard issue.

Any idea?

Re: Weird issues under Linux

Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:01 pm


Are you running with a default resolution? And did you check the refresh rate?
Please try running with e.g. 1024x768 and refresh rate set to dynamic.


Re: Weird issues under Linux

Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:31 pm

Have you selected the correct keycodefile in ~/.basilisk_ii_prefs?

Do you have a correct X11 Server vendor string in your Basilisk II keycodefile?

Re: Weird issues under Linux

Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:34 am

Thanks for the tips...

frameskip=0 seems to fix the sluggish display.
Regarding the keyboard problems, it turns out the keycode file was likely corrupted with a windows/unix text conversion (CR/LF), I re-installed the file from the source and the keyboard now work :)
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