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Old 06-28-2004, 12:48 PM   #1
GreaseMonkey87
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All my games keep crashing


GFX card: ATI 9600xt
GFX driver: ATI Proprietary Linux Driver 3.9.0 (xfree86 version 3.4.0)
Distro: Mandrake
Kernel: 2.4.22.32
Games affected: Call of duty, farcry, tactical ops, UT2004 + mods.

Hey, it seems all the games listed above (everyone i have) seems to crash anywhere between 1 and 15 minutes after starting them up. They freeze for about a second, then quit to desktop with no error message coming up.
I'm really stumped about this. Any help or any direction to a log file that may help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advanced, Grease
 
Old 06-28-2004, 02:33 PM   #2
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The fact that its an ATI card with the 3.9.0 drivers is the problem. If you have the cash, get an nVidia card, like a GeForce 5700 Ultra. If you dont have the cash, look for the 3.2.8 drivers, the 3.9.0 drivers have known stability problems....
 
Old 06-28-2004, 03:42 PM   #3
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K, will try downgrading my driver

EDIT//
Any idea where i can get the old driver for X 4.3.0? I can't seem to find it anywhere

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Old 06-29-2004, 06:09 PM   #4
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For anyone wondering, or with a similar problem. I fixed this problem by moving to my original kernal (2.4.22.10) from 2.4.22.32, and getting the kernal-source for that kernel, then re-installing the GFX drivers, now it works lovely.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 01:50 PM   #5
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Re: All my games keep crashing

Quote:
Originally posted by GreaseMonkey87
GFX card: ATI 9600xt
GFX driver: ATI Proprietary Linux Driver 3.9.0 (xfree86 version 3.4.0)

Isn't this version of Xfree kinda old??
can you upgrade to some flavor of version 4x??
 
Old 06-30-2004, 06:50 PM   #6
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LOL, oops that was a typo, i meant to put 4.3.0.
Problems fixed now anyway
 
  


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