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Old 06-10-2004, 08:36 PM   #1
ahues
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Question Has anyone been successful in running the latest WineX on 2.6.x Kernel distros?


I'm still using Red Hat 9 and before I upgrade to a distro with 2.6.x Kernel I would like to hear from people running games on one.

I read on latest WineX release notes that Transgaming do not recommend 2.6.x Kernel distros because of stability issues.

I also wonder if native Linux games like Quake, Unreal, or Neverwinter Nights run well on such distros.

Anyone can comment on this?
 
Old 06-11-2004, 06:57 PM   #2
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Just installed Max Payne 2 on Mandrake 10 (2.6.5 kernel). Install was pretty easy. This game is rated 4/5 for compatability at Transgaming - one irritation I found was the sound is choppy if you want to view the 'previously on Max Payne' story before the game starts otherwise it seems fine (didn't play for too long - about 30 mins maybe). I used Point to Play 1.1.2 with Winex 3.2.2-1

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I also wonder if native Linux games like Quake, Unreal, or Neverwinter Nights run well on such distros.

Anyone can comment on this?
I have NWN running natively however there does seem to be a problem with 2.6.x kernels and Reiserfs (see here). using the suggested fix NWN now loads very quickly again but UT2004 still loads very slowly (map changes are slow too - I'm sure this wasn't a problem with UT2003 on a 2.4.x kernel). I think I'll just have to get round to reformating my /home partition to ext3 maybe
 
Old 06-13-2004, 02:29 AM   #3
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map changes are slow in windows on ut2004 so i doubt its a linux only problem- look for a ut2004 tweaking guide and it should give you loading speed improvement suggestions
 
Old 06-13-2004, 09:14 PM   #4
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I use Mandrake 9.1 with the 2.6.6. kernel, and WineX and friends work fine for me. Except: sometimes I get an error when changing resolutions that the X server caught signal 11 and aborted, after which Im dropped to a console from where I start X again. Its probably the stability issue in question, but theyre working on fixing it.
 
Old 06-27-2004, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. I'll be trying Cedega on Suse 9.1 soon!

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