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Cannot get Mini vMac to run on rPi

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2023 7:14 pm
by ser3234
Hello

I've spent days getting nowhere, hence this post. Apologies in advance if it's a silly little mistake on my part.

Some years back I was successful in getting Mini vMac running on a Raspberry Pi 3, and this week I wanted to repeat the feat.

Not remembering what I did back then, I've taken care to follow various instructions religiously but when I get to the stage when I can run the Mini_vMac_ARM, it does nothing but a momentary flicker when I click Execute.

(In desperation, I tried religiously following the instructions to install Basilisk II, but had the same result)

My OS is a brand-new installation of Raspbian Bookworm (64-bit), downloaded this week, so wondered if it was an issue with permissions on executable files? Other than that, I'm completely lost (am just a dabbling hobbyist)

If anyone can suggest anything to try, I'd be grateful for your suggestions.

Re: Cannot get Mini vMac to run on rPi

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2023 8:28 pm
by adespoton
ser3234 wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2023 7:14 pm Hello

I've spent days getting nowhere, hence this post. Apologies in advance if it's a silly little mistake on my part.

Some years back I was successful in getting Mini vMac running on a Raspberry Pi 3, and this week I wanted to repeat the feat.

Not remembering what I did back then, I've taken care to follow various instructions religiously but when I get to the stage when I can run the Mini_vMac_ARM, it does nothing but a momentary flicker when I click Execute.

(In desperation, I tried religiously following the instructions to install Basilisk II, but had the same result)

My OS is a brand-new installation of Raspbian Bookworm (64-bit), downloaded this week, so wondered if it was an issue with permissions on executable files? Other than that, I'm completely lost (am just a dabbling hobbyist)

If anyone can suggest anything to try, I'd be grateful for your suggestions.
Do you have SDL2 and GTK set up and configured correctly? Does anything show in the system log or command line output? Do you have the ROM correctly named and placed?

Re: Cannot get Mini vMac to run on rPi

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:46 pm
by ser3234
adespoton wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2023 8:28 pm Do you have SDL2 and GTK set up and configured correctly? Does anything show in the system log or command line output? Do you have the ROM correctly named and placed?
Hi - thanks for responding.
Unfortunately I don't know what the acronyms stand for, nor know how to find the logs or outputs.

I was following the guide on Instructables (https://www.instructables.com/Making-a- ... spberry-3/) - which have worked before for me but not now.

Re: Cannot get Mini vMac to run on rPi

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2023 4:37 pm
by Ronald P. Regensburg
Instructions for setting up Mini vMac: https://www.gryphel.com/c/minivmac/start.html

Instructions for setting up BasiliskII: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/sh ... skii_linux

Re: Cannot get Mini vMac to run on rPi

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2023 8:47 pm
by Megamemnon
I'm in the same situation. I think minivmac only support 32-bit ARM (armh). I can compile and run it fine if I run 32-bit buster, but I want to run 64 bit bookworm.

I installed support for armh via "dpkg --add-architecture armhf", recompiled minivmac, but now I get a segmentation fault.

so I'm still investigating and thought I'd drop a comment here. The mini vmac setup linked in the previous doesn't address this, unless I subconsciously blanked out a portion of that page.

Re: Cannot get Mini vMac to run on rPi

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2024 5:21 pm
by Megamemnon
I gave up and went back to 32 bit buster.

Re: Cannot get Mini vMac to run on rPi

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2024 9:30 am
by ser3234
Megamemnon wrote: Mon Jan 01, 2024 5:21 pm I gave up and went back to 32 bit buster.
I think you were right about the instructions not covering 64-bit OS.

Did you succeed with a 32-bit OS?

Re: Cannot get Mini vMac to run on rPi

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:28 pm
by adespoton
ser3234 wrote: Wed Jan 03, 2024 9:30 am
Megamemnon wrote: Mon Jan 01, 2024 5:21 pm I gave up and went back to 32 bit buster.
I think you were right about the instructions not covering 64-bit OS.

Did you succeed with a 32-bit OS?
That's odd; the latest version of Mini vMac beta (not the release version) works with 64-bit AARCH64 for me, so I'd assume it should work with RPi 4+ as well. Are you compiling Mini vMac 36 or Mini vMac 37 (which introduced 64-bit ARM)?

Re: Cannot get Mini vMac to run on rPi

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2024 4:56 am
by bitsplusatoms
Has anyone had luck with an RPi 4 running 64-bit bookworm? I'm having the same problem as the OP.

I guess the next step would be to recompile on the Pi.

Re: Cannot get Mini vMac to run on rPi

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2024 4:22 pm
by adespoton
bitsplusatoms wrote: Tue Jan 23, 2024 4:56 am Has anyone had luck with an RPi 4 running 64-bit bookworm? I'm having the same problem as the OP.

I guess the next step would be to recompile on the Pi.
Again... which source are you compiling? 36 or 37?