install ut2004 with nvidia video card, issue (please read and/or direct me to answer)
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install ut2004 with nvidia video card, issue (please read and/or direct me to answer)
Ive been trying to look for the answer online, and serching the forum. But My problem seems to be just ever so slightly different then other peoples, were as most people say delete the something in the XF86Config-4 , But that line doesnt appear to be there any way. So i figured i was safe..
My system, AMD athalon xp 3200+, 1gig of ram, Nvidia Geforce FX 5700
Im useing Mandrake Linux 10
This is the error i get
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
open /dev/[sound/]dsp: Device or resource busy
Couldn't set video mode: Couldn't find matching GLX visual
Exiting due to error
I currently do not have the new nvidia driver installed, But i did last night and it didnt seem to help any.
I ended up haveing to reinstall linux, re partition the / dir so i could store the game in the games directory, It is now were the game suggests it be
Im pritty shure ive updated it to the new patch,
I did this
cp -va UT2004-Patch/* /usr/local/games/ut2004
And it said overwright ? and i said y and hit enter. It never realy mentiond if it copyed corectly.
Please help, Im shure you get this question all the time, and im realy sory if I am just another Re post, But Ive been serching, and ive been on another forum and they linked me to another were the question was suposiably answered and it didnt help me at all.
Last edited by TomCollins; 10-03-2004 at 09:30 AM.
I attempted to install the new nvidia drivers, I shut down the computer loged into filesafe so x wouldent be running, I ran thecommand sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run, It started up I fallowed the few instructions, and it said that it installed sucessfully and to change the XF86Config file, Witch I expectd, I restarted the computer went into linux, and X failed during self check, and would not start. I reinstalled linux and here i am.. The drivers i chose (generic) seem to work just fine, Ive got good color settings etc, But i couldent chose the ones associated with my card during install.. Never have been able too.
So i dont know what now.
I tryed to install again, still said It was a success, and I dont seem to be haveing any issues installing it, It seems like a snap fallowing the simple instructions provided, But when i go to boot the computer it doesnt work any more. Its odd, Because it shouldent take affect till i change the xf86config.. The first time i installed it it worked till i changed the xf86config-4 , Then it didnt work again..
but the 2 times after that it wouldent boot at all.. All 3 times it has said it was a sucess....
The wierd thing is tho, during installation my card series is listed the NVIDIA Geforce FX, But no mater what video modes i put it into it doesnt wanna work, so im forced to use the generic xf86 drivers!
I was also looking at mandrakes website, and they apear to have a newer version call the community release.. Its seems to have many improvements including uses something besides xf86..
I was wondering if that was worth looking into. maby it would solve my problem?
I never realy intended to use mandrake, Ive got a buncha distros laying around on my desk, But i decided to give it a try, and I gotta say i like it... So I would like to stick with them. Ive used over 20 different distros allready in about a year and a half or 2 years, And for the first time i feel like i can get anything i want installed! Exept for this ut2k4 issue and my video drivers, i was doing perfect.
First remove any openGL library from your computer....
1. Uninstal any rpm you installed related to 3D. It incluses :Nvidia rpm,Glut or freeglut,Mesa,All SDL's,Yast(if you have it)
2.run this command "updatedb" as root. This updates all databases...
3. run this command "locate LibGL". Of course without quat's. It will show a list of libraries. This is mine:
4. copy them to a safe place while you know which lib was where...(you might recopy them to its first place)
then delete them...Of course when you are on console not X...The most inportanst libraries are libGL and lubGLu..
5. Now reinstall your Nvidia driver and see what happen...
Send feedbacks here,
try that even tho the last 2 times ive installed the nvidia drivers my linux wouldent run at all?
dont get me wrong im not shy of reinstalling.
Or are u saying the update thing might have fixed soemthing?
Locate LibGL doesnt seem to do anything, ive tryed it in run command and in terminal , as root and regular user..
And another thing,
Tell me if im doing this right on installation, it lets me but it might not be right..
I restart the computer and in the boot loader i select failsafe, When it boots up i switch to level 3 security or what ever... Then i type in sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run (of course i also point it to the right directory but i left that part out) then it asks me if i wana install i say yes, some more stuff happens and then it tells me it installed sucessfuly and to edit my xf86config-4 file, I boot into linux and nuthing comes up? Or it once did come up I eddit XF86Config-4 change the driver to "nvidia" and restart and boom then it doesnt load?
I can assume im not doing something right... But i havent realy found a step by step install for mdk10.0... Figured now was a prity good time to ask seeing in how your being so nice as to try to help me out.
[LATEST UPDATE FROM ME]
Ok ok, Ive been serching around, and i found a website that sais that the driver not installing is prity much what i should expect on mandrake... That i need to downgrade my self to some other version,, Ive got the link here http://rpgoldman.real-time.com/linux/nvidia-fix.html, He/she, sais they found this info on the nvidia forum.. I serched and no luck finding anything good but after serching google it seems to me that the new driver just isnt going to work... Now i just have to find were olderversions of the driver are... Ive checked there website and no luck so far
Last edited by TomCollins; 10-05-2004 at 06:08 PM.
Ok i found the archive, im going in wish me luck ill post my progress.
No luck, tho i got farther then befor.. The computer did boot into linux kde, I changed the XF86Config rebooted linux, And when i came back it was in a text mode saying log in! so i loged in and I attempted to open something up like kwrite and it said cannot start x or something (i told my self to remember but i didnt)
So if any one can help my box will be in a suspended state till further notice..
Last edited by TomCollins; 10-05-2004 at 06:52 PM.
You can use emacs without the X server running and it should already be installed.
Login as root then type emacs /etc/modprobe.conf and when you're done editing, press CTRL-X CTRL-S to save the changes.
oh yea you can use vi too (but it sounds like that might be wishful thinking)...in the future make a backup of your configuration files (like the video file) before making changes. If you used kwrite to originally edit the conf file then it might have made a back up of your original file. just cp it to overwrite the one that is not working. The backup should probably end with a ~ symbol. Once you have cp'ed the old file to the new one (like cp xorg.conf~ xorg.conf) restart x.
Ok the alias /dev/nv* nvidia thing didnt work, So i went to upgrade instalation and changed the driver over to generic again, I beleve the nvidia one is still installd however, because when ever i install it i get this kde crash message, the application unknown (ksplash)crashed and caused the signal 11 (SIGSEGV). But no big deal till after the real problem is solved.. Im gonna do that thing crucifer said as we speak.. Ill tell you what happens after i crash lol..
No good, i did that last suggestion and now my linux is un repairable... gonna require a repartition etc.. Any more posible fixes will be great.. Or a suggestion of a more Nvidia friendly linux (not fedora core) Would be great as well.. If any one knows of a linux distro that ut2004 will work with a nvidia card right out of the box please tell.. (i was enjoying mandrake for everything else) but this isnt seeming to go well..
So keep the posible fixes comeing (if nuthing else im getting beter at linux each time)