Banana Pi / Arch Linux / Customized Distribution

I was kindly asked if I could build a LXDE distribution based on Arch Linux in the forums. So I built a customized Arch Linux image which is based on the latest ArchLinux for BananaPi image version 1412 (kernel 3.4.103). The feedback was overwhelming: I received a lot of suggestions, constructive criticism and acknowledgement. If […]

Banana Pi / Arch Linux / Seafile

When experiencing some weird issues with OwnCloud (synchronization and performance problems), I decided to try an alternative. After some research, I found seafile which got my attention. Setup up the seafile server Unfortunately, I only found pre-built packages for x86, x64 and Raspberry Pi. I tried to build the seafile server on the BPi, but […]

Banana Pi / Arch Linux / libGLES Problems

When installing or removing packages via pacman/yaourt, I mostly got following issue: ldconfig: libraries libGLESv1_CM.so.1 and libGLESv1_CM.so.1.1.0 in directory /usr/lib have same soname but different type. ldconfig: libraries libGLESv2.so.2 and libGLESv2.so.2.0.0 in directory /usr/lib have same soname but different type. That is caused by a conflict between the libraries from mesa/mesa-libgl and the resulting libs […]

Banana Pi / Arch Linux / PSX emulation

Yes, it’s possible to emulate PSX games on the Banana Pi. Although there might be games, where you better use the original console, it seems that the BPi is able to run a lot of games surprisingly good using PCSX-ReARMed. Software You can build a PCSX standalone or libretro version which acts as a RetroArch […]

Banana Pi / Arch Linux / SNES emulation using RetroArch

Introduction This post is about getting RetroArch working on the Banana Pi running Arch Linux. I’m going to tell you, how to achieve a satisfying SNES emulation experience. The first attempt installing the retroarch package and trying to emulate the good old Super Mario World was disappointing. It was completely messed up as I had less […]