In previous releases, Mame and KxMame were working fine, but not any more since 10.10 .

Both front ends ask for the executable path, but no matter which I choose, they don't work.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

  • Jorge this is not an upgrade problem. I had it installing gmame from scratch on Maverick. – Javier Rivera Nov 15 '10 at 20:45

I had this problem after installing gmame. I manually installed the mameDownload mame package and everything started working again.

sudo apt-get install mame

Looks like it is a packaging problem, maybe a missing dependency.


You can try this solution .

The site is in Spanish but I've translated it:

  1. Uninstall package xmame-sld with Synaptic .
  2. Install two packages from this page:

    • Install:
      xmame-sdl_0.106-2.1_i386.deb 21-Jun-2.008 21:02 9.4M

    • Then upgrade with this one:
      xmame-sdl_0.106-3.2_i386.deb 06-Dec-2009 11:55 9.4M


I have seen this solution on many pages, though it doesn't repair the Kxmame bug: just install another mame program.


Could not get xmame to work in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty AMD64 with GmameUI so I installed mame and it all worked.

  • @pr1y3nd Can you expand this answer to explain exactly what you did to get it working? How did you install mame? How did you use it? – Eliah Kagan Jan 9 '13 at 9:47

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