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Old 08-24-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
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running games in fedora core 5


Ive been using fedora core 5 for a couple months now and ive decided to try to install diablo 2. ive used diablo 2 when i used windows and had no problems. installing diablo 2 was very easy with wine and even running it. the only problem i have is that the game does not run as fast as it did in windows. im using the same computer with no changes other than i switched from windows to fedora core 5. i also tried to install legends (legendsthegame.net) and i also get this lagging. im still slightly new to linux. any help?
 
Old 08-24-2006, 04:31 PM   #2
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Well, I'm no expert, but I had similar problems with SuSE 9.2 and fixed them by updating the graphics card driver. nVidia gives out free linux drivers. I personally have never used Fedora, so I don't know if that can be done.
Good luck!
 
Old 08-24-2006, 06:41 PM   #3
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You might be using software rendering instead of direc rendering.

"glxinfo | grep direct" what's the output of that?
 
Old 08-25-2006, 12:20 PM   #4
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]$ glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: No
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect

ive tried installing the ati driver before but failed and had to uninstall it in failsafe. i followed the instructions from the unofficial fedora faq. is there any other way to install it?
 
Old 08-25-2006, 01:27 PM   #5
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what do you mean by "failed" what happened? What didn't happen?
 
Old 08-25-2006, 08:56 PM   #6
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after installing the driver using the livna repository i attempted to edit selinux like it said in the unofficiol fedora faq.
# setsebool -P allow_execmod=1

i then got the error
bash:setsebool:command not found

a friend said selinux is more of a pain than helpful so i just turned it off

i then tried to shutdown x using init 3 but i got the error
bash:init: command not found

i found this weird because ive used init before

i attempted to restart the computer and not even start x but after the grub loaded nothing else loaded. just a black screen.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 03:30 PM   #7
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From what I've read, this could have been a kernel incompatibility, try following these steps : http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...es.html#nVidia

But be careful if you're using 64-bit version : author said :
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These instructions will not strictly apply for 64 bit computers using the 64 bit isos
 
Old 08-28-2006, 10:23 AM   #8
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i am running a 64 but i only encountered one error during the installation process. the two commands to allow selinux to accept the module did not work.
# setsebool -P allow_execstack=1
# setsebool -P allow_execmod=1
i get the bash error from my above post.
i ended up keeping selinux disabled.

i installed the driver but after booting instead of viewing the splash screen i get a black screen and i cant continue. any help on uninstalling the driver?
 
Old 08-28-2006, 01:20 PM   #9
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i managed to uninstall fglrx by booting from an older kernel and using the command "yum remove kmod-fglrx". kmod-fglrx and xorg-x11-drv-fglrx were uninstalled and now the updated kernel is working properly but i am still having problems running games. i would like to install the driver because i feel this is the cause but i have still not succeeded. are there any alternative ways to do it?
 
Old 11-18-2006, 12:46 AM   #10
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It will run slower, because it's windows binary, and wine just emulates windows system calls etc.. on Linux, so it takes more time to emulate the system call than call it directly! I have never tried to run a games with wine , so I can't help you much, better try to google for it, I'm sure many face this problem and found a solution!
 
  


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