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Well I was given my brand spanking new linux versions of Doom3 and UT2004 over Xmas. The former worked fine and have been scaring myself but shooting lots!! The latter is posing a real headache. Can anyone shed any llight please?
System is Fedora Core 2 running kernel 2.6.8-1.521 and running Gnome
NVidia drivers 6629 for a GeForce 4200Ti
Ran the linux-installer (as suing to root) from the DVD and ensured the DVD was mounted at /export/cdrom the same as in /etc/fstab.
The installer kicks off correctly and asks for the install dir etc... and starts copying. However, at various random points the entire system freezes with a variation of the mouse and keyboard work but do not interact with the desktop. The only solution is to cold reboot the system.
During various retries I have tried the following with no success:
1) Set an env variable TMPDIR to something other than /tmp
2) Set an env variable SETUP_CDROM to point to the same directory as shown in /etc/fstab
3) Changed the permissions of all /dev/nvidia devices to 666
On occasions the freezing will occur some 2-3 minutes after the installation failure. Thus, I can see the following errors in the console window:
Cant copy write error ut_terrain.utx (not exact wording but snese of the error)
setup.sh: line 262: 3090 Segmentation Fault "$setup" "$@"
Line 262 refers to the setup_gtk process which may give a clue?
Sounds similar to problems I had with this installer, are you by any chance running the installer from a kde desktop ? if so, try it from the text console or a different window manager, My experience was that it would fail at random points during the install process under KDE.
I just picked up UT2004 a day ago, but I didn't run into any issues installing it on Slackware 10.
I did notice that during the install(started from a xterm with: sh installer.sh) it would try to remount the dvd for each CD# folder that it was trying to install at the time. I did not have to export any variables like so many have had to do. I just put the dvd in and mounted as root then changed to it as a normal user and started the install. I installed to my home directory.
Ok those having issues with the dvd version, like me, I found a solution after digging thru these posts. The installer is looking for "/mnt/cdrom" but I do not mount my cdrom dvd under /mnt any longer, it is now in /media. So I su'd and created "/mnt/cdrom" and mounted my dvd player there. Problem solved.
My fstab does not auto mount cd/dvd drives so I don't use an automouter, it may be the cause of your problems.
Here is my fstab for 2.4 kernel on DVDRW Optorite
/dev/sr1 /mnt/DVDRW auto noauto,users,ro 0 0
For curiosity sake I Installed it on Slackware 10.
#chmod 666 /dev/sr*
#chmod 666 /dev/hdc*
Everything went smoothly, full dvd.
My disk kept crapping out on random files about 1/2 way through the install. I was able to get it to install by copying the entire DVD to the HDD drive, typing "export SETUP_CDROM=/path/on/HDD", then running the installer exactly as I would as though it were on the DVD.
This of course requires you to have about 10 GB to play with, not everyone has that. I would suggest if you have two physical hard disk in your machine that you copy the DVD to a different physical drive than the install directory, just to save install time. I wasn't able to do this myself, so no big deal.
Well ... have not tried to copy the DVD over yet (10GB is alot and will take a while so probably the weekend).
Anyway, tried the steps posted and what resulted was the installer got a little further on then the machine rebooted on its own. Nothing in the syslog at all to say why and no reason that I can find. Thus, still none the wiser. Any idea what causes a sudden reboot on a linux machine?
I just used konqueror for most of my work, I just did an "alt+f2" then "kdesu konqueror" when konqueror came up I split it into two windows, one being my root home, the other the DVD, I just drag and dropped all the files/directories into a UT_install folder. From there I hit f4 to bring up a terminal already belonging to root since konqueror belonged to root, did my "export SETUP_CDROM=/home/UT_install" then simply typed "sh ./UT_install/linuxinstall.sh" whatever it was named, the tab key is my friend. My install directory is still sitting there incase I need it for something, but I doubt I will.