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Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2015, 05:23:07 pm »
Except Linux never liked that one wireless keyboard I had.  It was a Logitech.  That's why I went back to wired.   >:(

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Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2015, 05:55:06 pm »
Do wireless keyboards work flawlessly on Linux? without any sort or driver installation?

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Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2015, 10:00:37 pm »
I don't see why not, since they're supposed to be plug and play compatible.

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Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2015, 09:19:55 am »
Everything works out of the box on Linux. my USB modem needs driver installation to work on Windows. On Linux, doesn't need anything. Just one terminal command "eject /sr1" and the modem gets detected automatically within seconds :)

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Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2015, 11:22:24 am »
And people say Windows is "easier"  ::)
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Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2015, 05:39:24 pm »
And people say Windows is "easier"  ::)

People are afraid of things they don't understand. ;)

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Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2015, 11:03:51 pm »
The only driver I have to install on Linux is my display driver, because I use Nvidia on my desktop and AMD on my laptop.  Everything else just works.  On Windows, i had to install drivers for a lot of stuff.  So, no, Windows isn't easier.  It's only easier for people when it comes preinstalled and the company that built the PC already did all of that work for them.

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Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2015, 08:39:31 am »
I didn't have to install any driver on Peppermint but I guess installing those graphics card drivers must be piece of cake. I remember downloading about 300-400 MB of stuff from ASUS website when I lost my driver CD

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Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2015, 09:44:51 pm »
All you have to do in Peppermint is have your repositories updated, hit "Additional Drivers" in the "Preferences" menu, select your driver and hit "Apply."  It will do the rest.

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Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2015, 10:47:51 am »
All you have to do in Peppermint is have your repositories updated, hit "Additional Drivers" in the "Preferences" menu, select your driver and hit "Apply."  It will do the rest.

I know :D I didn't have to install any additional drivers ;)

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Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2020, 03:48:34 am »
Is it still possible in 2020 to play retro console games on Peppermint? And if it's how to do that?
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Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2020, 07:07:08 am »
Best retro gaming emulator : Retroarch .... every console is here !!!

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Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2020, 07:14:32 am »
Just for information, I'm using an old xbox360 controller made by afterglow ... had some issue with mint for that controller (eachtime I boot my computer, I needed to execute the driver) ... no problem with lubuntu, and peppermint.  I know for su re peppermint is for me the best distro because of that ... I didn't want to spend to buy another controller and wanted a low hungry requirement OS.


It's perfect for all my needs and my retrogaming.  Works great with openra and supertuxkart !!!


So I'm really confident that almost any controller will works with our favorite OS