From: Paul Scollon (scollonp at domain tradegalore.com)
Date: Tue 05 Jun 2001 - 17:18:52 IST
There was a thread on this subject running a few months ago in this mailing
list. See the ILUG site. All questions will be answered on finding this
subject in the archives!
----- Original Message -----
From: John P. Looney <john at domain antefacto.com>
To: Irish LUG list <ilug at domain linux.ie>
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 10:10 AM
Subject: [ILUG] ideas for a little linux based MAME box....
> Just discussing MAME this morning.
> If cash could be found to buy some old standup arcade case...is there any
> neat way of beating a Linux box into it, and having it run MAME ?
> There are a few problems;
> A VGA screen that works while tilted back ~30 degrees
> Making sure it's quiet & cool
> Getting Linux to use the arcade machines joysticks (are there parallel
> port drivers for them ?)
> I'm thinking that a little flash based job would be perfect, with an
> ethernet card, so it could download ROM's off the local NFS server. What
> sort of processor would you need ? Would a cyrix job do, or would we need
> a Duron or the like ?
> I'm also thinking that if we use USB for the audio, then we wouldn't even
> need a board with an audio chip, and it would give crystal clear sound. If
> the CPU was up to it. Or, given the price of i815 boards these days, is
> that silly ?
> When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command:
> to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
> -- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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