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2020-01-12 08:37

Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 27
Problem with running VICE on Linux ...any ideas?

I'm at the end of ideas so I am reaching out to the community. I have been using VICE on my rooted Chromebook for over 12 months then suddenly, after I installed C64 debugger vice stopped working. I have tried everything to get it working again and I just can't. I even recompiled from source using sdl1 flags and sdl2 flags and still no dice. It just starts and freezes when it starts to initialise the 1541. Same problem even on the 128 - just hangs before init is complete. I tried logging and debugging and get nothing that stands out. Does anyone have any novel ideas of what could be wrong or where to think about looking???

Appreciate any ideas.

2020-01-12 08:54

Registered: Aug 2015
Posts: 27
Stabbing in the dark without any logs... but here's my thoughts anyway:

Do you have Drive sounds enabled? Is sound output configured correctly? Using PulseAudio? Asking because I had a similar problem with VICE a few years ago where it would freeze at startup because for some reason it could not output sound. When I used 'pavucontrol' while VICE was running(in its frozen state) I could re-set the Audio Sink to use for the VICE playback stream on the Playback tab which would immediately un-freeze it.

Another thing to try if that does not work is of course to delete the VICE configuration files from your home folder to reset it.
2020-01-12 09:27

Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 27
Tried the config delete

Love the audio sink idea. Will try.
2020-01-12 12:52

Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 27
That sir, was the problem! Audio sink kill fixed my issue. Source of the issue is a broken update in Crouton that screwed up audio driver (CRAS) - by changing to dummy everything went fine after that. Thanks!

Now need to wait for an update to Crouton! :(

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