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Old 12-18-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
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Angry When i try to play gmod or half life, it runs great, but the controls wont work..help


As i was saying, i run all my games through wine (im a newbie linux user) the games run perfect, everything works. Except for the controls. I cant move, jump, crouch or anything. Also, it wont let me exit out of the game, it is just stuck so i have to turn my computer off and on to exit the game. Can any one help please?

You can also reach me at taylormason1@Yahoo.com

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Old 12-19-2008, 01:34 AM   #2
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This would be the keyboard controls that are not working?
 
Old 12-19-2008, 07:26 AM   #3
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Does it happen in gnome? If yes, try running a game inside a window and see if it helps. Also try different window manager.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 07:28 AM   #4
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Knowing that steam is becoming a major distribution platform, this will mean 10% drop in windows popularity.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 11:11 PM   #5
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I run Steam and have no problems whatsoever. Definitely try launching it from a terminal so you can see the debugging output - maybe a fault of some sort. I'm not sure why the keyboard isn't working but if the game won't give you the chance to exit, you can ctrl + alt + f2, log in as root, and do:
Code:
ps -ae
You should see a process called Steam.exe or steam.exe. Just kill it and you'll be good:
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killall steam.exe
You can use ctrl + alt + f7 to get back to your desktop environment.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 11:11 PM   #6
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double post - sorry my connection here sucks

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Old 12-19-2008, 11:43 PM   #7
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Ok, I tryed running it in a window, it didnt work. I tryed going through the terminal, and it said the was no such thing on here as steam.exe to kill, but i know its on here cause that is what i go through.
 
Old 12-20-2008, 11:19 PM   #8
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When you type:
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ps -ae
it should show you a list of the processes. Somewhere in there should be a steam.exe or some variant. You need to use the "kill" command with root permissions.
 
Old 12-21-2008, 12:09 AM   #9
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here guy this is your trouble shoot sheet read down good luck
http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/...0Steam#preface
 
Old 12-21-2008, 11:37 PM   #10
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Thanks for helping me out guys, i'll try it out. I will let you guys know if it works.
 
Old 12-22-2008, 12:06 AM   #11
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This is what i get when i try to download the winecvs and steam.exe

wine client error:44: version mismatch 339/346.
Your wineserver binary was not upgraded correctly,
or you have an older one somewhere in your PATH.
Or maybe the wrong wineserver is still running?


after i tryed to install winecvs it gave me this

bash: /home/taylor/.WineCVS/Functions/MainMenu: No such file or directory


when i try to install this it gives me this

taylor@tyler-laptop:~/.WineCVS$ sudo apt-get install cvs build-essential bison flex-old libasound2-dev x-window-system-dev libpng12-dev libjpeg62-dev libfreetype6-dev libxrender-dev libttf2 libttf-dev msttcorefonts libfontconfig1-dev
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package x-window-system-dev

now what?
 
Old 12-23-2008, 02:05 AM   #12
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This should be asked at your distribution forum (ubuntu, debian, ...?) cause x-window-system-dev is missing from the repo.

What you have done is mixed new libs and old server. remove what you have using apt-get and clean the distro from remaining files. Now you can try installing from cvs again or install older version.

I had same problem, but I don't remember how I fixed. Maybe it was related to gnome grabbing key-presses. Or maybe you need to run winecfg and take a look at available options. Also you could try launch your app with lower dxlevel (8.0).

http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Mat_dxlevel
 
  


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