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Old 11-19-2008, 11:34 PM   #1
Galaxy_Stranger
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Troubleshooting Display


I've got Fedora 9 w/ Nvidia drivers installed and had everything working fine - until i screwed it all up. I found out about those nifty Compiz Fusion plugins and started flipping random switches until weird things started to happen. Like, while Desktop Effects were enabled, it would take away the window title bars, rendering them unmovable, so I'd have to right-click on their taskbar tab and choose "move" to move them around. (Don't know if it's related, but my taskbars seem to shuffle around after a shutdown or reboot and my audio settings default to specific settings that I have to change.) So now - *gasp* - I CAN'T PLAY MY GAMES!!! So I've gotta get this fixed before I die.

It looks like there are several issues causing several problems. First, no quake3-based games will work and I can't get anything like the Second Life linux client to load or World of Warcraft under Wine. (I get the same problems in Fluxbox.)

When I try to run Tremulous at the command line:
Code:
[Galaxy_Stranger@localhost ~]$ tremulous
tremulous 1.1.0 linux-x86_64 Feb 20 2008
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
/home/Galaxy_Stranger/.tremulous/base
/usr/share/tremulous/base/vms-1.1.0.pk3 (4 files)
/usr/share/tremulous/base/map-uncreation-1.1.0.pk3 (110 files)
/usr/share/tremulous/base/map-tremor-1.1.0.pk3 (45 files)
/usr/share/tremulous/base/map-transit-1.1.0.pk3 (135 files)
/usr/share/tremulous/base/map-niveus-1.1.0.pk3 (134 files)
/usr/share/tremulous/base/map-nexus6-1.1.0.pk3 (151 files)
/usr/share/tremulous/base/map-karith-1.1.0.pk3 (118 files)
/usr/share/tremulous/base/map-atcs-1.1.0.pk3 (87 files)
/usr/share/tremulous/base/map-arachnid2-1.1.0.pk3 (67 files)
/usr/share/tremulous/base/data-1.1.0.pk3 (1229 files)
/usr/share/tremulous/base
/usr/bin/base

----------------------
2080 files in pk3 files
execing default.cfg
execing autogen.cfg
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok
----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----
-------------------------------
----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----

------- Input Initialization -------
Joystick is not active.
------------------------------------
...loading libGL.so.1:
Calling SDL_Init(SDL_INIT_VIDEO)...
SDL_Init(SDL_INIT_VIDEO) passed.
Initializing OpenGL display
...setting mode 6: 1024 768
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
Couldn't get a visual
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (6)
Initializing OpenGL display
...setting mode 3: 640 480
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Could not create GL context
Couldn't get a visual
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
-----------------------
----- CL_Shutdown -----
-----------------------
Sys_Error: GLimp_Init() - could not load OpenGL subsystem
Tremulous, Padman, Open Arena and Urban Terror all wind up with the same error. Alien Arena, on the other hand, starts to run, kicks-out and changes my deskstop resolution. Interestingly enough, native Doom3 does the same thing.

The Second Life linux client puts up a window that says, "Window creation error" with an "OK" button and nothing else.

World of Warcrack under Wine puts up a window that says, "Failed to find a suitable display device. Exiting program" with an OK button.

On top of that, I uninstalled Compiz and Compiz-Fusion, then reinstalled all the basic Compiz packages including "Compiz Configuration Manager", "Emerald Theme Manager" and "GL Desktop" - no Compiz-Fusion. Now, when I go to enable Desktop Effects, I get an error window that says, "Desktop effects could not be enabled" with an OK button. When I go to "GL Desktop" and activate it, the entire screen goes white. I have a mouse cursor and my audio keeps playing. I hit <ctrl>+<alt>+<backspace> to relogin and the desktop goes back to normal.

So this tells me a couple things I think. GL must not be configured correctly, and there might be a problem w/ DirectX in my installation of Wine.

Did I leave any information out? What's the next step? What should I look at?
 
Old 11-19-2008, 11:48 PM   #2
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Last I heard DirectX did not work on wine. For the wine stuff you will probably have better luck checking over a wineHQ.org .
 
Old 01-12-2009, 04:55 AM   #3
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DirectX will run under wine. Here's a howto:

DirectX under wine

In order to find dxdiag where it is supposed to be, you have to run wine in Win2000 mode when installing DirectX, but other than that it worked fairly smoothly for me.
 
  


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