Beowulf 2012-01-22 11:21:33
I have installed and played Unreal Tournament 2004 before on Mandrake, but
now with Mandriva it is not working, I could use some help here; have it
installed and working in MS-WindowsXP, but would like to get it working
I installed ut2004 off the DVD (legal) as follows:
mount /dev/cdrom /opt/tmp
Ok so I thought all would be ok, the install seemed to go just fine. I did
override the default install during (to /usr/local/games/ut2004 I think it
was), but that was allowed. So as you can see below, the installed
appeared to be ok, but when I run ut2004 the Unreal Tournament splash
screen comes up then the game immediately exits with the errors as
indicated. Seems to be sound and/or video issue. I am not playing any
music, in fact a did a fresh reboot as root (shutdown -r now). Using KDE
desktop, Mandriva 2006. AMD Athlon 64 cpu (same computer that ut2004 did
run on just fine with Mandrake before).
[root@localhost ut2004]# ls
Animations/ KarmaData/ README.linux Textures/ ut2004.xpm
Benchmark/ Manual/ Sounds/ uninstall* Web/
ForceFeedback/ Maps/ StaticMeshes/ ut2004*
Help/ Music/ System/ UT2004_EULA.txt
[root@localhost ut2004]# ./ut2004
open /dev/[sound/]dsp: Device or resource busy
Couldn’t set video mode: Couldn’t find matching GLX visual
Exiting due to error
Dave 2012-01-22 11:21:36
Is this wise? Running something as root?
I guess you’ve installed the video card drivers?
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James j. dines 2012-01-22 11:21:39
As far as the sound system issue, I am thinking you have an issue with artsd
running and not giving up control of the sound hardware to ut2004, which
most likely wants direct access: [root@msg network-scripts]# ps -A | grep arts
10585 ? 00:00:02 artsd
10670 ? 00:00:00 artsd
If it is running, there is an option ‘Auto suspend if idle after n seconds’
that can be found in System –> Configuration –> KDE –> Sound –> Sound
System. Set it to give up control of the hardware after a period of idle
time, or just disable it.
I am not sure on the video mode thing, but my initial gut feeling is it is
an OpenGL issue. Try ./ut2004 –help to see if there is a way to get
verbose error reporting by passing an option such as passing -v as an
option. If you still cannot get things to work, report back with hardware
information, such as the video card you are using, along with the output
from the command ‘urpmq opengl’ In the meantime, hopefully somebody who
actually plays video games such as ut knows your answer if this doesn’t
solve all your issues …
HTH, Jim D.
Beowulf 2012-01-22 11:21:41
On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 22:27:34 +0000, Dave inscribed to the world:
normally no, I agree, but for debug purposes since it crashed as ordinary
user, thought I would try it as root
yes, but I will check again just to be sure; i am aware ut needs the
nvidia drivers, which I have installed several times off the nvidia site.
Lionel 2012-01-22 11:21:43
I’ll support this response. I can’t offer specific help but I can say
that I had similar problems with UT2003. There is definitely information
out there on the net, it took me a while to find it but I eventually got
the answers, I can’t remember exactly what it was at the moment
unfortunately. I would suggest first making sure that video drives are
installed, and that line in xorg.conf about glx or whatever it is, is
Beowulf 2012-01-22 11:21:45
On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 22:47:20 +0000, James J. Dines inscribed to the world:
Sound issue fixed, used your suggestion and have KDE give up control of
artsd after 10 seconds of idle. Video issue getting better– I was at
1024×768 24 bit, dropped that to 16 bit and now ut2004 “loads” but the
opening screen is flickering a bit and I get no or really slow mouse
cursor, as if game is walking through thick mud; but it at least displayed
the opening menu screen of the game. Check xorg.conf file and indeed I
have nvidia graphics card drivers installed. Main thing that changed is
ut2004 used to work fine with Mandrake when XFree was used for X config,
but now with Mandriva xorg.conf is used for video config for X; makes
sense something is aloof there. Going to go play with screen resolutions,
hopefully see if something can get the game working that way.
Beowulf 2012-01-22 11:21:50
On Tue, 21 Mar 2006 09:15:59 +1000, Lionel inscribed to the world:
Yes I have figured out it is my fault– looks like I had installed the
wrong kernel source, working on getting the correctp kernel source
installed (actually I know and have the right source available now as rpm,
I just can not get the old kernel source to uninstall). Then I can
reinstall the nvidia driver that needs the correct kernel to compile.
James j. dines 2012-01-22 11:21:55
You should be able to do ‘rpm -U
any reason to uninstall the old kernel source. I have never done so, and
never encountered any problems.
Beowulf 2012-01-22 11:21:57
On Tue, 21 Mar 2006 00:24:08 +0000, James J. Dines inscribed to the world:
Ahhhh!*&^ What is up with this? I try to install the right kernel source
(copied off Mandriva DVD and I get an error saying it is already
installed, so I try to uninstall it and get an error saying it is not
installed. W**? How can I get the rpm installed?
package kernel-184.108.40.206mdk-1-1mdk is not installed
[root@localhost nvidia]# rpm -i kernel-220.127.116.11mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm
package kernel-18.104.22.168mdk-1-1mdk is already installed
Beowulf 2012-01-22 11:22:08
On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 18:26:58 -0600, Beowulf inscribed to the world:
Duh don’t I feel stupid, I was trying to install the kernel, not the
kernel source. Ok got kernel source installed, installed current nvidia
graphics driver and it used the kernel source, modified xorg.conf, then I
ran ut2004 and it crashed/rebooted my system (not good). Ok, the quest
continues. I will reset my system screen resolution, perhaps that will
Beowulf 2012-01-22 11:22:10
On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 18:41:59 -0600, Beowulf inscribed to the world:
Set my screen res back to 1024×728, and played a game of ut2004. Ok, wow,
I can actually play Unreal Tournament now in Linux! 🙂
There is some significant screen flicker in the game main menu, but not
noticable when in the game. Should be some way to fix this, not sure how,
maybe I will tinker with game settings if that plays a role.
Lionel 2012-01-22 11:22:12
Ahhhh, the feel of satisfaction ay?
James j. dines 2012-01-22 11:22:14
Are you sure you have the wrong source? If you do ‘uname -r’ you should
have a matching /usr/src/linux directory. For example: [user@msg Shared]$ uname -r
[user@msg Shared]$ ls /usr/src
linux@ linux-2.6.12-12mdk/ linux-2.6.12-14mdk/ linux-2.6.12-15mdk/
The linux-2.6.12-17mdk dir is the source that corresponds with my custom
compiled kernel that is currently running … if you have the stock -17mdk
kernel running it is the same directory. Note that I have older versions
sticking around … this is *not* a bad thing.
The error rpm (bug?) you describe is fairly common, but is not an issue per
se. If you are running the latest kernel, install the the latest source
urpmi –update kernel-source-2.6
If you have the correct rpm already on your system simply upgrade rather
than installing by doing:
Note: rpm –rebuilddb might fix your rpm -e failure, but there is no need.
Simply put, when you already have a package installed use the rpm -U
upgrade option rather than installing.
Dan c 2012-01-22 11:22:43
There’s another piece of bad advice, n00b. You don’t use “-U” with the
rpm command to install a kernel, you use “-i”. You want to install a new
kernel, NOT upgrade the old one. That way if things don’t work properly
with the new one, you haven’t borked the old one, too.
Keep trying, grasshopper.
If you’re not on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.
Linux Registered User #327951
Beowulf 2012-01-22 11:23:28
On Tue, 21 Mar 2006 10:58:10 +1000, Lionel inscribed to the world:
Yes. Gets easier each year to actually successfully solve Linux problems
(with the kind help and support of the many people on this group– perhaps
the best linux group on the net). That, combined with the greater
user-friendliness of distros each year, and added products like Cedega,
Crossover, Win4Lin, etc,. gives me confidence that linux will be gaining
adoption momentum in the coming years.
Aragorn 2012-01-22 11:23:46
On Monday 20 March 2006 23:52, Beowulf stood up and spoke the following
words to the masses in /alt.os.linux.mandriva…:/
I’m not sure why you would endeavor onto that course of thinking. The
logic behind that is totally beyond me… :-/
With kind regards,
(Registered GNU/Linux user #223157)
Beowulf 2012-01-22 11:23:51
On Tue, 21 Mar 2006 16:09:37 +0000, Aragorn inscribed to the world:
Well, you know, the gaming addiction– not thinking clearly, just wanted
to game ut2004 at any cost 🙂
Ron gibson 2012-01-22 11:23:57
Oh man that’s a disaster. I absolutely love that game. I too tried for a
few seconds and it wouldn’t go but I figured it just needed a bit more
Well I’ll follow the thread and try to help if I find some answers. Just
saw the thread now.
Ron gibson 2012-01-22 11:23:59
Ah s***. I had a similar problem. Try this. Install kernel (and sources,
headers, whatever) for…
It’s available. Make that your default kernel. If you have a customized
kernel save the .config file and copy into the linux-2.6.12-17mdk source
tree (I’d also rename the one that’s there to .config.original).
Modify lilo, reboot
No try the installer. I use…
Br0adca$t 2012-01-22 22:03:19
Why call names like n00b and grasshopper? OP is talking about kernel
source … not new kernel. whole thread is about source … nobody say
anthing about new kernel ….