L4T Lakka Switch - now with audio and Vulkan

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Lakka Switch, L4T edition
I am proud to finally release the L4T version of Lakka Switch!
New kernel, new logo, new drivers, audio... everything is fresh and clean.

Did I mention Rayman 3 was full speed on Dolphin? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

General system updates
  • New Linux kernel and underlying operating system, based on Linux4Tegra and Jetson Nano drivers
    • mainline kernel has been deprecated
    • system features should now be on par with the L4T Ubuntu distribution, except for dock support
    • Bluetooth was lost in the battle and needs some rest to come back stronger
  • aarch64 is now the default and mainly supported architecture
    • arm has been deprecated since L4T doesn't support it
  • New logo made with the help of jaames and the R:S community
New features and improvements
  • Audio now works through the internal speakers and headphones
  • The new GPU driver supports both Vulkan and OpenGL
  • RAM is now locked at full speed (1600Mhz), was 800MHz before
  • The system is now way more stable and should boot for everyone with a decent SD card (no more black screen of death)
  • RetroArch has been updated to add menu widgets (fancy onscreen notifications)
  • Overclock profiles have been updated :
    • Renamed all profiles
    • Added more overclock profiles
    • Added underclock profiles
New cores
  • mupen64plus-next (N64 emulator)
    • The core is full speed, even on aarch64 thanks to the new dynarec
    • Includes the updated version of the GlideN renderer
  • picodrive (various Sega consoles)
    • The core replaces Genesis Plus GX (Game Gear support has been dropped)
  • Beetle PSX HW (PSX emulator with OpenGL and Vulkan renderer)
    • The core performs worse than PCSX ReARMed for now, even with Vulkan
  • reicast (Dreamcast emulator)
    • The core is full speed on all commercial games, no visual glitches
    • The OIT renderer works (better accuracy), speed is still good on 1x resolution
    • The core needs the Dreamcast BIOS files to be placed in /lakka/storage/system/DC
    • WinCE games are currently not supported - there is a WinCE version of the reicast core in the works but the aarch64 dynarec is too slow for the games to be playable (for now)
  • Yaba Sanshiro (Saturn emulator)
    • The core is full speed on all commercial games
    • Yabause and Kronos were also added but both perform worse than Yaba Sanshiro
  • theodore (Thomson MO/TO emulator)
Updated cores
  • Dolphin : Vulkan support
    • With Vulkan, Dolphin runs decently - some games are playable, some are full speed... see for yourself, try it and experiment with different games and settings!
  • PCSX ReARMed : Switch optimizations and CHD support
  • PPSSPP : doesn't crash anymore when closing content
Removed cores
  • mupen64plus
  • parallel-n64
  • Genesis Plus GX
  • Ishiiruka
    • It might come back once the core is updated with the (beta) Vulkan renderer
Credits
  • Kernel and drivers work: NVIDIA, switchroot team (especially ByLaws and langerhans)
  • Lakka Switch work: natinusala and plaidman
  • RetroArch, original Lakka distribution: libretro team
  • mupen64plus-next: Gillou and m4xw
  • PCSX ReARMed: Switch optimizations by m4xw, CHD support by aliaspider
  • Dolphin core: aliaspider
  • reicast core: flyinghead

Download link

The Lakka Switch website has been updated with the new version: https://lakka-switch.github.io/documentation/

Please note that you can't dual boot Ubuntu and Lakka Switch for now (it will always boot Ubuntu).
 

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Did some more tests without success, tried formatting from ubuntu disk, tried 2 command line apps in both 32 and 64k cluster, tried the debug and deprecated builds too, nothing :/ could it be related to ubuntu/linux? Or everything points to the sd card?
 

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Did some more tests without success, tried formatting from ubuntu disk, tried 2 command line apps in both 32 and 64k cluster, tried the debug and deprecated builds too, nothing :/ could it be related to ubuntu/linux? Or everything points to the sd card?
yeah, i tried like you, buying another sd card didnt solve the problem.
tried ubuntu, lakka, cluster 64, everything on my hand, and it didnt work, again games crashing after 1-2 minutes with a moderate cpu oc.
which one is the brand of your sd? because i have one friend that also has problems, and the two of us are trying with sandisk cards, lately he tried with an old Toshiba sd card and it worked for him!
:blink::wacko:
 
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yeah, i tried like you, buying another sd card didnt solve the problem.
tried ubuntu, lakka, cluster 64, everything on my hand, and it didnt work, again games crashing after 1-2 minutes with a moderate cpu oc.
which one is the brand of your sd? because i have one friend that also has problems, and the two of us are trying with sandisk cards, lately he tried with an old Toshiba sd card and it worked for him!
:blink::wacko:

A Samsung but I ordered a Sandisk, or a Sandisk and ordered a Samsung, gotta check which one is which, anyway just tried guiformat also and same result :/ will keep trying we'll see..!
 

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This is Ridiculous. If I'm going through three different sd cards that can run other homebrew with no problem that means there's some wrong with lakka.
 
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Has anyone managed to get Contra ReBirth to play on the Dolphin core. It’s freezes on a black screen after title page.

Probably no one else has tried it but you because there's over a thousand Wii games. Most of them don't work right now so move on until it works. Asking to fix one random game when probably 70-80% or more don't work is kinda pointless right now.
 
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This is Ridiculous. If I'm going through three different sd cards that can run other homebrew with no problem that means there's some wrong with lakka.

What cards have you tried because I've used three different branded cards and have had no issues with loading lakka on any of them(Samsung, Kingston and SanDisk). Are you loading Lakka through Hekate? Did you make sure to place the lakka folder on the root of the cards?
 

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Assuming he is doing it right I think there's just certain switch models that aren't running this at all for some reason, the sd card doesn't matter. They even started a document for you to post your model and say if it boots this or not.

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Has anyone managed to get Contra ReBirth to play on the Dolphin core. It’s freezes on a black screen after title page.

Probably no one else has tried it but you because there's over a thousand Wii games. Most of them don't work right now so move on until it works. Asking to fix one random game when probably 70-80% or more don't work is kinda pointless right now.


Oh it also had trouble running on the dolphin emulator for PC but could be fixed by disabling dual core. I have no idea how to disable it on Lakka.
 

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What cards have you tried because I've used three different branded cards and have had no issues with loading lakka on any of them(Samsung, Kingston and SanDisk). Are you loading Lakka through Hekate? Did you make sure to place the lakka folder on the root of the cards?
Samsung evo 256 gb and sandisk 128 and 16gb, all formatted in fat 32. Using hakate 4.10.1 and all in the root of the sd card
 

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This is Ridiculous. If I'm going through three different sd cards that can run other homebrew with no problem that means there's some wrong with lakka.
And I found some old micro sd in my stuff, 2 no brand 4gb and one sandisk 128gb, none of them work, so either a bug, a model issue, firmware issue or really unlucky..! Anyway not gonna complain everything else works which is nice but I hope it'll eventually work for everyone..!

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I have 8.0.1 but if i try boot lakka i have black screen i dont understand why :/
Yep same here, launch model, 8.0.1, tried 4 sd cards so far, all available builds, and different formatting methods. Only black screen :/ They're looking into it.
 
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