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1 22nd January 11:21
beowulf
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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
under Mandriva.

I installed ut2004 off the DVD (legal) as follows:
umount /mnt/cdrom
mkdir /opt/tmp
mount /dev/cdrom /opt/tmp
cd /opt/tmp
/opt/tmp/linux-installer/.sh

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]# pwd
/opt/games/ut2004
[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

History:

Exiting due to error
[root@localhost ut2004]#
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2 22nd January 11:21
dave
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Is this wise? Running something as root?


I guess you've installed the video card drivers?

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3 22nd January 11:21
james j. dines
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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.
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4 22nd January 11:21
beowulf
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On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 22:27:34 +0000, Dave inscribed to the world:
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normally no, I agree, but for debug purposes since it crashed as ordinary
user, thought I would try it as root


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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.
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5 22nd January 11:21
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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
set correctly.

Lionel.
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6 22nd January 11:21
beowulf
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On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 22:47:20 +0000, James J. Dines inscribed to the world:
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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
1024x768 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.
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7 22nd January 11:21
beowulf
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On Tue, 21 Mar 2006 09:15:59 +1000, Lionel inscribed to the world:
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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.
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8 22nd January 11:21
james j. dines
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You should be able to do 'rpm -U <whatever-kernel>.rpm" ... I do not know of
any reason to uninstall the old kernel source. I have never done so, and
never encountered any problems.
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9 22nd January 11:21
beowulf
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On Tue, 21 Mar 2006 00:24:08 +0000, James J. Dines inscribed to the world:
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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. WTF? How can I get the rpm installed?

[root@localhost nvidia]# rpm -e kernel-2.6.12.12mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm
package kernel-2.6.12.12mdk-1-1mdk is not installed
[root@localhost nvidia]# rpm -i kernel-2.6.12.12mdk-1-1mdk.i586.rpm
package kernel-2.6.12.12mdk-1-1mdk is already installed
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10 22nd January 11:22
beowulf
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On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 18:26:58 -0600, Beowulf inscribed to the world:
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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
help.
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