OK, I have a icon on my desktop to start bzflag and I have changed in the execute tab so it reads bzflag 2>&1 > bz-error.log
I tried it a couple of times and no error log is generated, but it didn't crash either. Thank you for that string I was trying bzflag 2 > bzerror.log
What does the &1 do? your piping the errors to the log through ... well what does the 2 mean and I believe that & makes it a background process but what does the 1 do? I know the > are pipes, I think.
Anyway now next time it locks up, I can be happy that I might have an error message to deal with.
Since my last post I have downloaded the src.rpm from www.bzflag.org
and done rpm --rebuild and installed the rpm it created in usr (i think)/src/i686
There are far less problems now. I don't know why but I suspect the rebuilding made it more fit for my machine. I have verified that I have all the required librarys like mesa and such. But during the rebuild I got lots of warnings something to the effect nonull is no longer supported. I ignored these, well I didn't ignore them I worried greatly but since I didn't know any better I installed the rpm it created, and it seems better now. Are those warnings important?
Now a related problem, I want to start bzfs the bzflag server when the computer starts up. I want my children to be able to play bzflag, but not over the internet for now.
What I am looking for is how do I add a line bzfs +f good -h -j -ms 3 +r -r +s 6 -sa -st 10 -t to the "autoexec.bat" file only in linux. Does that make sense?
I tried chkconfig --add bzfs but chkconfig didn't like that.
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